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Saints capture South Region crown

PAMPLIN MEDIA: PARKER LEE - Mt. Hoods Jay Rogers tags out a Lane runner on the base paths Friday.



NWAC BASEBALL
South Region

Team Score
Mt. Hood CC
13
Lane CC
3


The Mt. Hood Community College baseball team entered the last four-game series of the regular season against Lane in an entirely straightforward situation – win one game over the weekend and clinch the NWAC South Region title. The Saints wasted no time and took care of business in Game 1.

Mt. Hood scored in every inning in Friday’s matinee and mercy-ruled the Titans, 13-3, in seven innings.

The Saints took a 3-0 lead in the first three innings, but broke the game open with three-run bursts in back-to-back-to-back innings, putting the game out of reach. First baseman Tommy Lane delivered the team’s first clutch hit in that stretch – a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth. The Saints' three runs in the fifth came on a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Nolan McCall.

The Saints will enter the NWAC tournament, which begins on May 21 in Longview, Wash., as the South Region’s top seed.

Look for expanded coverage in the Tuesday, May 12, print edition.

View a photo gallery from the game at parkerlee.exposuremanager.com.

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