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Check out the baseball and softball playoff games we'll cover for May 27

TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's Luke Pilat and the second-ranked Wildcats host No. 10 West Salem in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Friday at Westview High School on Friday. Now it gets real.

With the state's best high school baseball and softball teams moving into state quarterfinals today, it really is the best of the best playing for the biggest stakes of the year.

In response, Pamplin Media Group's' sports editors and photographers will be out in force to cover a bunch of those games.

If you check out the Prep Baseball/Softball tab — you can see it by hovering over the Sports tab at the top of this web page — you'll see all of the stories and photos we create.

PMG, which sends out the biggest workforce in the state to cover high school sports each day, continues its same-day coverage model for baseball and softball on Friday.

And after we cover those games today, we'll share them on the Prep Baseball/Softball tab, which shows all the high school baseball and softball stories and photos created by sports editors, reporters and photographers from 19 newspapers within our company.

Besides all the stories already on the page, there will be more — much more — as we continue coverage of the 2016 baseball and softball seasons, including features on some of the state's best players, regular season and playoff games for both baseball and softball, and more.

As always, you’ll still be able to find stories about your local high school teams on the regular sports tab of your newspaper's website, but those stories — along with all the others created elsewhere within our company — will also appear on the new Prep Baseball/Softball Tab.

Our goal here is to provide the best and most comprehensive high school baseball and softball coverage in the state. And because we know that many high school baseball and softball fans are interested in more than just coverage of their local team, this new tab will open the door for readers to see all the high school diamond stories and photos that we create every week.

To see all the results of today's baseball games, click here then select the classification you'd like to see.

To see all the results of today's softball games, click here, then select the classification you'd like to see.

This week, our slate of featured high school games will include:

Baseball

Class 6A

No. 9 West Linn (11-6 and third in the Three Rivers League, 21-8 overall) at No. 1 Sheldon (20-1 and first in the Southwest Conference, 24-5 overall), 5 p.m.

No. 10 West Salem (13-3 in the Greater Valley Conference, 21-8 overall) at No. 2 Westview (15-2 and first in the Metro League, 26-3 overall), 4:30 p.m.

No. 22 McMinnville (11-5 and second in the Greater Valley Conference, 18-11 overall) at No. 3 Jesuit (11-5 and third in the Metro League, 22-7 overall), 5 p.m.

No. 20 Grant (13-4 and second in the Portland Interscholastic League, 19-9 overall) at No. 12 Oregon City (10-7 and third in the Mt. Hood Conference, 18-10 overall), 5 p.m.

Class 4A

No. 7 Elmira (9-6 and third in the Sky-Em League, 17-9 overall) vs. No. 2 Banks (14-1 and first in the Cowapa League, 23-4 overall) at Hillsboro Stadium, 4 p.m.

No. 10 Estacada (12-3 and first in the Tri-Valley Conference, 21-5 overall) at No. 3 Valley Catholic (12-3 and second in the Cowapa League, 20-4 overall), 5 p.m.

Softball

Class 6A

No. 17 Grants Pass (11-10 and fifth in the Southwest Conference, 17-11 overall) vs. No. 9 Franklin (16-1 and first in the Portland Interscholastic League, 24-4 overall) at Erv Lind Stadium, 4 p.m.

No. 23 Reynolds (6-8 and sixth in the Mt. Hood Conference, 14-14 overall) at No. 2 Jesuit (13-1 and first in the Metro League, 27-2 overall), 5 p.m.

Class 4A

No. 5 Henley (15-0 and first in the Skyline Conference, 24-3 overall) at No. 4 Gladstone (14-1 and first in the Tri-Valley Conference, 24-3 overall), 4:30 p.m.