Grant Union baseball

Grant Union Prospector catcher Jacob Vaughan was named All-League Co-Player of the Year along with teammate, infielder Tristan Morris. In the photo, Vaughan tags a Rainier runner out at home plate earlier in the season at Malone Field in John Day.

The Grant Union/Prairie City Prospector baseball team is scheduled to host the Lakeview Honkers in an OSAA state championship second-round playoff game at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Seventh Street Complex in John Day.

Led by head coach Doug Sharp, the Prospectors are No. 6 among OSAA’s 2A/1A teams.

Grant Union finished the regular season with a 17-6 overall record, 14-0 in Special District 7, topping the league.

No. 11 Lakeview (14-6, 10-2) finished second in Special District 6 and beat the Dufur/South Wasco Rangers to advance to the second round.

The winner of Wednesday’s game at Malone Field, will advance to the quarterfinal round set for Friday, May 24, the time and place to be determined.

The semifinal round is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28. The finals are set for Friday, May 31, at the Salem/Keizer Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.

OSAA State Championship Event ticket prices, first round through finals, are $8 for adults and $5 for students. A student is considered age 5 up through a senior in high school.

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at angel@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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