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Postseason schedules for local baseball, softball programs

Play-in games on Thursday, Friday afternoons

The handful of remaining games won't change playoff positioning for any of the local baseball and softball teams, all of whom have a busy home schedule this weekend.

Scappoose softball will host Junction City in the play-in round of the Class 4A softball postseason on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Scappoose has won their last six games, while the Tigers have lost two of their last three. Get a recap of the Indians' latest action and a preview of the upcoming game.

St. Helens softball has had a rough go of things to finish the regular season, including tough losses to the top-ranked teams in the Class 5A and Class 6A divisions. The Lions will host Hood River Valley on Friday at 5 p.m., looking to extend their winning streak over the Eagles to three games. Get a preview of the upcoming contest, and a look back at the season's finish.

Scappoose baseball, which will host St. Helens in the first seven-mile rivalry clash between the programs in two years, will take on league foe Valley Catholic on Friday at 5 p.m. Scappoose dropped the league title race to Astoria, but swept the three-game season series with the Valiants. Look for a game preview later this week.

St. Helens baseball, after playing Scappoose on Tuesday afternoon, will host Hermiston on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the first home baseball postseason game in recent memory. The Lions won a thrilling game over Putnam in the season finale on a solo home-run in extra innings. Look for a preview of the showdown with Hermiston later this week.