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Gresham all-stars run through district tourney
Gophers open the state playoffs at 11 a.m. Friday at Alpenrose Dairy
CLACKAMAS The Gresham all-stars finished a dominating run through the majors (ages 11-12) district Little League tournament with a 12-2 win over Reynolds in Saturdays title game the teams fourth mercy-rule victory in as many tries.
The Gophers broke into the lead on a Trevor Bless two-run homer in the first inning.
Gresham expanded the margin to 8-1 in the second inning, putting seven of its first eight runners on base. The Gophers closed out the game on the 10-run rule in its half of the fourth after Reece McKenzie sent a two-run double to deep center field.
The Gophers advance to the majors state tournament where they will play the opening game at 11 a.m. Friday at Alpenrose dairy. The double-elimination playoffs continue through the weekend with the title game set for 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
Look for expanded district coverage in our Tuesday, July 15, print edition.
View a photo gallery from the district games at daveball.exposuremanager.com.