High School Round-Up: Henley, Mazama softball hosts semis

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OSAA 4A Softball State Championships – Quarterfinals

No. 5 Mazama 2, No. 1 Central 1

Each team allowed just one hit through the first four innings, but the Mazama Vikings broke through in the fifth to lead 2-0, holding on for a 2-1 win over the No. 1 seed Central Panthers (21-5).

The win propels Mazama (18-7) to the OSAA 4A Softball State Championships semifinals on Tuesday, hosting Banks, which beat Elmira 12-2.

The OSAA rules award home field in the semifinals to team with the fewest home games in the playoffs to that point. Mazama has won twice on the road, while Banks (23-4) beat McLoughlin 4-3 at home in the opening round.

Mazama athletic director Randy Rose says the game will be at 4 p.m.

No. 1 Henley 3, No. 5 Baker-Powder Valley 2

The runs weren’t aplenty like the Henley Hornets’ 28-2 victory over La Salle in the opening round, but a win is a win. Henley led early to wrap up a 3-2 victory over Baker-Powder Valley.

Now, with No. 2 seed Cascade also winning Friday against Madras, Henley will host Tuesday in the OSAA 4A Softball State Championships semifinal.

Henley is trying to join the girls basketball and swimming teams with state titles this year. The Henley baseball team also advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Klamath Union.

OSAA 2A/1A Baseball State Championships

Weston-McEwen 12, Lost River 3