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Owen Parsons set for Class 4A All-Star Baseball Series

Senior all-state honorable mention shortstop will join the North on June 18-19 in Roseburg


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior all-state honorable mention shortstop Owen Parsons will play for the Class 4A All-Stars North against the South on May 18-19 at Legion Field in Roseburg.Owen Parsons is Indians baseball's Class 4A North all-star.

The senior all-state honorable mention infielder will lend his talents to the 37th Class 4A All-Star Series set for June 18-19 at Legion Field in Roseburg.

“It's awesome to be selected to play in this series,” Parsons said. “I'm looking forward to playing with other great seniors. It is going to be lots of fun.”

The North and South will play a nine-inning game at 7 p.m. on June 18 before a seven-inning noon doubleheader on June 19.

Parsons batted .403 this season for three home runs, 32 RBIs, 34 runs scored and four stolen bases.

“[Parsons is] one of my favorite players I've coached, as are our other two seniors [right fielder JD Wack and pitcher Gus Nelson],” Scappoose coach Robert Medley said. “He works hard and plays the game the right way. All three were an integral part of our championship team. I'm really going to miss all three, and Scappoose High will sorely miss them.”

The Indians won the state title in 2015 — their fourth in school history and second since 2010 — and reached the state play-in round this season with 15-9 overall record, an 8-7 Cowapa League record and an eight-runs-per-game average against 5.7 allowed.

Parsons was the Moda Health Player of the Game with a double, a triple and three RBIs as Scappoose beat Henley (Klamath Falls) and will study at and play for Tacoma Community College (Wash.) in the fall.

He was also an all-state honorable mention last year.

“He has a bright future because of his attitude and work ethic,” Medley said.

Hunter Holmason is an all-state first-team junior catcher as he batted .451 for eight doubles, three triples, two home runs, 15 RBIs and 42 runs scored, and was also a first-teamer last year.

“[Holmason] understands the game as well as anyone I've ever had,” Medley said. “He's three steps ahead of the play, and he hits well. He also has an extremely bright future.”

Joining Parsons for the North are Banks second-team senior pitcher David Schorn, Valley Catholic second-team senior infielder Alex Hyland and Astoria senior third-team senior outfielder Carter Wallace.

State champion Henley (Klamath Falls) senior infielder and Class 4A Player of the Year Chase Fernlund headlines the South with Hornets first-team pitcher Ky Sturgeon, first-team catcher Darron Brown.

Top-ranked Skyline Conference champion Henley (Klamath Falls) beat No. 6 Tri-Valley Conference winner Estacada 3-2 for its third state championship in four years — its ninth in school history — and denied the Rangers their first.

Estacada's Andrew Higgens and Philomath's Levi Webber will coach the North. Henley's Coach of the Year Tim Cleland and Cottage Grove coach Dan Geizler will manage the South.