KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Josh Overstreet homered twice to help the top-ranked Henley Hornets baseball team to a 9-6 opening round win over South Umpqua in the OSAA 4A State Championships.
After going deep in the first inning, Overstreet’s blast in the fifth moved Henley (21-5) ahead by the three-run margin, which was especially helpful to Henley starting pitcher Jesse Hilyard.
Henley junior Josh Overstreet
The victory took Henley past the visiting Lancers (13-11) for a second straight postseason. The Hornets advance to Friday’s quarterfinals and will face conference-mate Hidden Valley, which defeated Siuslaw 1-0 on Wednesday. Hidden Valley beat Henley 5-4 in last year’s state semifinals.
Klamath Union Delayed
The Klamath Union Pelicans will face North Marion today at noon in a postponed opening round contest (960 the Sports Legend).
After an originally-scheduled 4:30 p.m. start at North Marion High School, Wednesday’s Klamath Union at North Marion game was delayed three hours and relocated to Wilsonville High School, which has turf installed on two fields. Both were occupied by 5A playoff games upon KU’s arrival and both games were eventually delayed 45 minutes, resulting in Klamath Union and North Marion deciding to postpone the contest.
Bonanza defeated Union-Cove 18-5 to advance in the 2A/1A State Championships. The Antlers now host Stanfield-Echo, which beat Portland Christian 5-4. That game is scheduled for Friday.
In the 3A bracket, Lakeview lost to Pleasant Hill 11-4. It was Pleasant Hill’s 12th straight win. Lakeview finishes the year 16-11.
Taylor Hamilton hit a double and the Henley Hornets softball team defeated Sweet Home 3-2 in the opening round of the OSAA 4A Softball State Championships. Henley advances to the quarterfinals to play Banks.
Bonanza lost in its first playoff appearance since 2006, falling to Regis 15-0