Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 teams bats provided Matt Voelzke with support to spare in an 18-2 pounding.
With the bases loaded and a count of three balls and two strikes, Molallas Will Schaefer was ready to swing at anything close to the plate.
Schaefer got a fastball down the middle from Gladstones Logan Saltares and fouled it off.
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.