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All-Star tourneys start Saturday

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by: Photo By Holly Gill - Junior all-star Ryan Brunner jubilantly crosses home plate during a game this spring.


   Jefferson County Little League All Star teams are set, and district tournaments will start this weekend.
   The league has six all-star teams -- four baseball and two softball squads -- with players ranging in age from 9 to 14.
   All of the tournaments will be held in Redmond starting Saturday.
   The girls softball Minors (9/10) team will open on Sunday against Columbia at 10:30 a.m. at Bowlby Field. Bowlby Field is located near Redmond High School. The team will then play Hermiston on Monday morning at 8:30 at Bowlby, with pool play starting on Tuesday.
   The Major (11/12) softball squad will open very early, at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, against Hermiston. Their games will be at Bowlby as well.
   The baseball Minor (9/10) team will open Saturday against Hermiston Gold at 6:15 at Bowlby Field, then will play The Dalles Green on Sunday at 6:15 p.m. On Monday at noon, they'll face Bend North Red at Umatilla Field, which is located generally and south of Bi-Mart in Redmond.
   The Minor Majors (10/11) team kicks off their tournament Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Bend South, at Umatilla Field. The team's second game is scheduled against Bend North on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Umatilla Field, with pool play starting Tuesday.
   The Major (11/12) team will open against Deschutes at 2 p.m. Saturday at Umatilla Field, then will play Willow Creek at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. On Monday, they'll battle Bend North at 5 p.m. Pool play will start on Tuesday, the Fourth of July.
   The Juniors (13/14) will play their games at Jaqua Field. Jefferson County will open against Bend North at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. They'll face Sisters in a 7:30 a.m. contest Sunday, and Redmond at 9 a.m. Monday. Pool play will commence on Tuesday.
   For more details on the tournaments, and complete directions to the fields, contact league director Kathy Dominguez at 977-4030.
   The Jefferson County teams consist of athletes from throughout the county's communities.
   The rosters of the teams are as follows:
   Minor Softball -- Sarah Brown, Ashley Wilda, Brianna Hunt, Caitlyn Hulsey, Shelby Mauritson, Sabrina Navarro, Natalie Martin, Keely Brown, Shaniah Climer, Elizabeth Benham, Appalonia Saenz. Manager: Charles Brown; coaches: Doug Hunt and Melissa Brown.
   Major Softball -- Kimber Wooford, Jessica Jensen, Julia Yahtin, Sierra Studnick, Ada Lopez, Mallory Smith, Rosie Suppah, Alexa Tellez, Tasheena George, Haley Wahneta, Angel Polk, Kecia Florendo. Manager: Vivian Smith; coach: Charmaine Calica.
   Minor Baseball -- Jackson Boise, Parker Dominguez, Jarred DuPont, Colin Runge, Austin Ogilvie, Bodi Mitchell, Ian Fording, J.J. Jensen, Devon Wolfe, Bolt Anglen, Ryan Allen, Spencer Wolf. Manager: Irvey Dominguez; coaches: Sam Wolfe, Tim Ogilvie.
   Minor-Major Baseball -- Inez Jones, Rodney Mitchell, Tyrin Wolfe, Tim DeVore, Andrew McConnell, Triston Smith, Steele Haugen, Robert Fine, Jack Fine, Andrew Fine, Dylan Miller, Treyvon Black. Manager: Mike Leno; coach: Allen Jones.
   Major Baseball -- Kyle Palmer, Blake Wilda, Kendall Main, Eddie Calderon, Mitchell Nelson, Cyrus Conner, Sloan Bush, Raylene Jones, Tyrone Saluda, Bryson Spino, Jordan Brown, Sean Constantine. Manager: Austin Greene; coaches: Satch Miller, Dan Lawrence.
   Junior Baseball --
   Spencer Ellsbury, Jeremiah Calvin, Ryan Brunner, Rodney Smith, Austin Say, Turner Gill, Clint Haugen, Riley Gibson, Trevor Suppah, Martin Brown, Curtis Thompson, Tyrell Smith. Manager: Bob Gill; coaches: Doug Calvin, Doug Jackson.
   The following is a listing of the teams and their coaches: