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Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday. The arms showed up on Friday.

So did the bats, the gloves and the speed.

Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and lifetime memories.

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, there were some absolutely huge results that will shape the power rankings and playoff brackets in 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 Prep Baseball/Softball tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.

Jesuit baseball rallies past Beaverton 4-3 to prevent sweep


The Jesuit and Beaverton baseball teams both had their fair share on Friday afternoon, but at the end of the day, it was the Crusaders who took advantage of theirs best, scoring four times in their final three at-bats to beat the Beavers 4-3 at Jesuit High School.

Motivated Tualatin softball team tops Tigard

The Tigard High School softball team was riding a hot streak going into Friday's Three Rivers League showdown.

But so was Tualatin.

The Timberwolves also had a couple other things going for them — extra motivation and a sizzling offensive attack.

Tualatin, which fell 10-5 to Tigard in a game completed on April 21, pounded out 14 hits, including five doubles, on its way to posting an 11-1, five-inning win over the Tigers in the rematch played Friday at Tualatin High School.

No. 2 Banks baseball swings past sixth-ranked Scappoose

Gunnar Partain's two-run homer helped Banks to its second season sweep of the year on Friday in Scappoose.

The sophomore's sixth-inning shot put an end to the defending state champion Indians' comeback in a 12-4 win.

Lake Oswego baseball pounds rival 18-2 to earn a share of league title

The Lake Oswego baseball team won the rubber match of its rivalry series with Lakeridge on Friday and clinched a share of the Three Rivers League title in the process.

After dropping a tough 2-1 decision to the Pacers earlier in the week, just the Lakers’ second loss in league play this season, the team’s bats provided Matt Voelzke with support to spare in an 18-2 pounding.

Schaefer's blast helps lift Molalla baseball over Gladstone, 3-1

With the bases loaded and a count of three balls and two strikes, Molalla’s Will Schaefer was ready to swing at anything close to the plate.

Schaefer got a fastball down the middle from Gladstone’s Logan Saltares and fouled it off.

Now what?

“I thought he was just going to come back with the same pitch,” Schaefer said. “In my mind, I got ready for it and I just told myself, ‘Hit it hard.’”

Schaefer drove the next pitch into center field for a two-run double that broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning and helped carry the Indians to a 3-1 Tri-Valley Conference baseball victory over the Gladiators Friday at Geddes Field in Molalla.