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Gophers move into first place

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Austen Carpenter swings through during an at-bat in the fourth inning.

Mount Hood Conference

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Oregon City

Gresham’s baseball team rose to the top of the Mount Hood Conference and cracked the state’s top-10 rankings after taking the first two games of its series with Oregon City this week.

It started with a 2-1 road win Monday that saw a pitcher’s duel between Gresham’s Jacob Biesterfeld and Oregon City’s DeQuahn Dennis-Lee.

The Gophers broke through with an RBI-double by Tyler Wood in the third inning.

Gresham’s defense was rolling, putting the Pioneers down in order in the fourth inning when Biesterfeld struck out Jacob Marquez with a pitch through the top of the zone on a full count.

It was 1-2-3 for Oregon City again in the fifth when Biesterfeld chased a hopper down the first-base line and beat the runner with a toss to first for the third out.

The Gophers scored a 10-5 home win Wednesday and will go for the series sweep tonight in Oregon City.

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Find expanded game coverage in our Friday, May 6, print edition.