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Gophers move into first place
Mount Hood Conference
Greshams baseball team rose to the top of the Mount Hood Conference and cracked the states 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 pitchers duel between Greshams Jacob Biesterfeld and Oregon Citys DeQuahn Dennis-Lee.
The Gophers broke through with an RBI-double by Tyler Wood in the third inning.
Greshams 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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