Grant Union softball

Grant Union Prospector Marissa Smith hits the ball in a game against Heppner/Ione in John Day earlier in the season. The team will host the Lost River Raiders in a second-round playoff game May 22.

Ranked No. 1 in state, the Grant Union/Prairie City Prospector softball team is scheduled to host the Lost River Raiders in an OSAA State Championship second-round playoff game at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Seventh Street Complex in John Day.

The Prospectors, Special District 6 champions, are led by head coach Zach Williams.

Grant Union (21-2, 11-1) beat Lost River 9-1 earlier in the season at the March 22 Rocket Invite held in Pilot Rock.

The winner of the Wednesday, May 22, game will play in 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 championship final is set for Friday, May 31, in Eugene at the Jane Sanders Stadium at the University of Oregon.

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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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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