Playoffs begin for Newport baseball and softball

NEWPORT — Thursday, May 17 the Newport softball and baseball teams will put their respective seasons on the line in the play-in round of the 4A OSAA state tournament. With 16 wins, a top-16 ranking and an outright second place finish in the Oregon West Conference, the Cubs softball team was guaranteed a postseason berth. They will host Marshfield at 4:30 at Yaquina View Elementary. While the softball team had its postseason locked up with several games left on the schedule, the same couldn’t be said for the Newport baseball team. Entering the final game of the regular season, the postseason fate of the Newport baseball was still very much in the air. Due to the team bus breaking down on the way to face Stayton the season’s last game was delayed, by the sixth inning word had gotten to head coach Ken Riley that all the seven-win Cubs club needed to punch their postseason ticket was complete the season sweep of the Eagles.

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