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Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from March 8

TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview pitcher Donovan Baldocchi cranks it up during Westview's 17-2 Metro League win over Sunset at Westview High School on Friday. It may be early in the season, but that doesn't mean there weren't big games galore on Friday afternoon.

And with all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it.

Among the games covered by Community Newspapers' sports editors, reporters and photographers on Friday night, there were some absolutely huge results that will shape the power rankings and playoff brackets for weeks to come.

In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at the top five results from Friday's contests. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the new Prep Baseball tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.

Westview bats break free to beat Sunset 17-2

The Sunset baseball team did exactly what it wanted to at the start of its Metro League game at Westview High School on Friday.

The Apollos scratched across one run in the top of the first inning, then got a shutout in the bottom half of the frame from starting pitcher Dillon May.

Unfortunately for Sunset, none of that slowed Westview a bit.

The Cats responded with five runs in the bottom of the second, six more in the third and yet another five in the sixth to rout the Apollos 17-2.

One run is enough for Tigard

It became apparent early.

Runs were going to be at a premium.

And, to emerge victorious, one team or the other was going to have to come up with some big plays, or a real big hit.

Tigard got both.

And, because of that, the Tigers came away with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lakeridge in a Three Rivers League game played Friday at Tigard High School.

Scappoose softball cracks Class 3A state champion Dayton

'Ohana' is Hawaiian for 'family.'

In the Scappoose softball family, everyone gets an RBI.

The third-ranked Indians snapped No. 2 defending Class 3A champion Dayton's five-game winning streak, 11-1, in five innings on Friday in Scappoose.

Scappoose (6-2 overall), a winner of three games in a row, started the week with a 5-2 defeat of No. 1 Class 3A runner-up Rainier on Monday.

Sherwood baseball crushes Canby 13-5

Canby starting pitchers flurried through 20 innings without allowing an earned run in three starts between April 1 and April 6.

Freshman Sean Weise no-hit Forest Grove, junior Cade Baggerly one-hit Tigard and senior Nico Tellache went through a game against the Tigers without allowing an earned run.

But Canby starters' string of excellence ended Friday, April 8 while Sherwood’s bats hummed and led the Bowmen to a 13-5 victory.

Skyhawk baseball springs back to life, beat Beaverton 3-0

Stash away those time of death certificates you had half written about the Southridge baseball team.

In the aftermath of a potentially alarming two-game sweep by Aloha that included an 11-0 loss in the Skyhawks’ Metro League home opener, Southridge restored its optimism on Friday, beating two-time defending Metro champ Beaverton 3-0 at Southridge High School.