The Dalles Sluggers take second

The Dalles Sluggers 12U baseball team finished second in a recent tournament at Jacquith Park in Newberg. The Sluggers lost their first two games May 22, 15-3 to Banks and 16-3 to Hillsboro, but then came back in the loser’s bracket on May 23 to defeat the top-seeded team from Sherwood, 13-12, and then host Newberg 9-6. Kale Beardmore’s home run was a highlight of the Newberg contest. Stayton stopped The Dalles’ momentum in the championship game, 14-4, despite a home run from Sawyer Dray. Team members are, front row from left: Thatcher Dray, Joel Ortega, Zeke Cervantes, Jase Perez, Sawyer Case and Kale Beardmore. Middle row: Gunner Bustos, Austin Cummins, Maverick Varland, Sawyer Dray, Chase Peterson. Back row: Assistant Coach Keith Beardmore, Head Coach Corey Case, Landon Spowehn, Assistant Coach Jimmy Spowehn.Submitted photo