Henley advances to state baseball title game



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Drew Seater’s RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning helped the Henley Hornets to a 2-1 win over Sisters (26-3) in the state semifinals.

Henley junior Drew Seater

The loss was Sisters’ first in 25 games, while Henley won its ninth straight.

The Hornets (24-5) will face Newport at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer on Saturday in Henley’s first OSAA Baseball State Championship title game since 2005. 

Newport Beats Klamath Union

Five Klamath Union errors aided the Newport attack in the top of the second inning, as the visiting Cubs scored six runs and eventually won 15-1 in the state semifinals.

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The Klamath Union Pelicans (16-13) committed a postseason-high seven errors overall and were shutdown by Newport starter Keeton Luther, who finished with eight strikeouts and allowed only three hits.

Klamath Union baseball head coach Pete Whisler

It was KU’s first semifinal appearance since 1990, while Newport (20-5) was successful in its third appearance in four years. The Cubs won the state title in 2008.