boxers take two from willamette

For the second time this season, Pacific took advantage of a pair of away games that were played at home, as the Boxers took both ends of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader from Willamette on Monday at Chuck Bafaro Stadium.

The games were originally scheduled to be played at Willamette's John Lewis Field, but were moved to Forest Grove due to unplayable field conditions.

In the opener, Pacific pounded out 16 hits behind a 4-for-4 effort and a home run from Mike Nagamine to win 9-6. The nightcap saw Mike McGuire earn his second win of the season with seven innings of four-hit baseball as the Boxers took advantage of six Willamette errors in an 8-3 victory.

The victories gave Pacific (13-9, 10-2) its second straight series sweep and seventh win in a row. The Boxers lead the NWC at the midway point of the season, a game and a half ahead of Pacific Lutheran

portland adult baseball league

The Legends Wood Bat Baseball League will hold workouts in Portland this Saturday from 1:30-4 p.m. These will likely be the last workouts before the league draft and the upcoming summer season.

The cost for the workout is $5 per player, and this amount will be credited toward the $250 league fee, which covers the regular season and playoffs, plus a cap and numbered shirt which will be yours to keep. You can pay the fee when you arrive for the workout. The remainder of the league fee will be due later, with several payment options.

Players should bring a glove to the workout, and wear cleats if you have them. Players don't need to bring a bat or helmet.

For more information, please call 503-941-0037.

registration open for orrc races

Sign up now for the Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon, sponsored by the Oregon Road Runners Club, on Sunday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. This scenic and mostly flat course goes along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.

The ORRC is also taking registration for the Hagg Lake Run, which will be held on May 5 at 9 a.m. Run a 10K or go once around the lake for 10.4 miles.

For more information about either race or to volunteer, go to, pick up a flyer at Frye's, or call Mark Barrett at 503-821-9577.

march madness pool winners

Congratulations to Geoff Faris of Forest Grove for winning the News-Times' first ever March Madness bracket contest.

Faris correctly picked Kentucky to beat Kansas in Monday's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, making him the runaway winner with 171 points. Rus Peters of Forest Grove also picked Kentucky to win it all, moving him into second place with 141 points. Dylan Haugen of Forest Grove finished third with 134 points.

For his victory, Faris won a $50 gift certificate to Frye's Action Athletics. Check back next year for an expanded March Madness contest featuring online brackets and real-time

scoring updates.

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