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Prep Baseball:

The Siuslaw Vikings Swept the Brookings-Harbor Bruins Friday in both halves of a Far West League double header Friday afternoon to move within one game of the South Umpqua Lancers.

In game one Jake Thompson struck out 11 and allowed only one hit and Siuslaw held on for the 3-1 win.  In the nightcap, Brookings took a one-run lead on a 7th inning rally, but in the bottom half of the frame Sam Johnson scored on a throwing error to tie it up, then Josh Iabichello drilled an RBI single up the middle to score Alex Snow for the 5-4 win.

The Vikings will watch what happens this afternoon in South Umpqua as the league-leading Lancers host North Bend for a rain-delayed double-header.  Siuslaw will host North Bend tomorrow.


2012 Far West League
Team League Overall Ranking RPI
South Umpqua 8-2 11-7 4 596.07
Siuslaw 8-4 14-5 10 550.83
North Bend 5-5 10-8 22 504.69
Douglas 5-7 6-15 26 493.18
Brookings-Harbor 4-8 9-9 32 467.83
Sutherlin 4-8 8-13 20 510.97

Prep Softball

No softball Friday due to field conditions.  The Lady Vikings will travel to Brookings this afternoon for two games.  Siuslaw will be on the road again tomorrow in North Bend.

South Umpqua will be at North Bend for a double-header Monday, then travel to Douglas Tuesday afternoon.

2012 Far West League
Team League Overall Ranking RPI
Douglas 10-2 11-7 15 551.90
Sutherlin 8-4 12-8 21 513.49
Siuslaw 6-4 10-7 25 464.72
South Umpqua 4-6 7-10 32 422.62
Brookings-Harbor 4-6 6-11 33 422.03
North Bend 0-10 3-12 38 366.29

On the track Saturday at the Grants Pass Rotary Invitational…

Katy Potter took nearly four seconds off her previous best time in the 15-hundred, finishing in third with a time of 4:49.05.  Matthew Campbell clipped nearly eight seconds off his previous personal best in the 15.  He too finished third but with a time of 4:02.62.  Mack Marbas posted his best time ever in the three-thousand, 9:05.09 for fourth place.  Mitchell Butler was just behind in fifth with a time of 9:06.08.  Siuslaw will be in Cottage Grove Friday afternoon for the Wally Ciochetti Invitational.  Full results for Siuslaw Track and Field are available online at Athletic.Net.

Pac-12 Baseball

Oregon took a 1 ½ game lead in the Pac-12 race, winning two out of three in Tucson over the Arizona Wildcats.  Friday was a 6-1 Oregon win, Saturday the ‘Cats came out on top 12-6.  Then Oregon took the rubber match yesterday 3-1.

Oregon State dropped their weekend opener Friday evening in Corvallis to Stanford 8-1.  The Beavers then swept the next two games, winning 4-2 Saturday and going ten innings yesterday for the 5-4 victory.  That leaves Oregon State in a three way tie for fifth with the Cardinal and Washington.

Oregon and Oregon State will meet tomorrow at PK Park in Eugene for a non-league matchup.

Team Conference Overall
Oregon 16-8 34-14
Arizona 13-8 30-15
Arizona St. 14-10 29-17
UCLA 12-9 31-13
Stanford 11-10 29-14
Oregon St. 11-10 30-15
Washington 11-10 26-18
Washington St. 9-11 23-20
California 9-12 25-19
USC 7-13 22-21
Utah 6-18 12-33