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By Jim Cornelius
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Outlaws battled tough baseball competition

 

Last updated 5/12/2022 at Noon

JERRY BALDOCK

Brody Duey snags grounder as Easton Moore looks on.

The Outlaws varsity baseball team battled tough competition in the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference.

They wrap up league play this week with two games against Caldera. Senior night is Wednesday, May 11. Going into the last week of play, the Outlaws are 8-15 overall; 3-12 in league. It’s not clear whether the Outlaws might get some post-season play.

“We’re kind of on the bubble as far as a play-in game,” said Coach Kramer Croisant.

The Outlaws’ record reflects a young team with few returning varsity players going up against some exceptionally deep and talented teams.

“Our league is really tough,” Croisant told The Nugget. “Stayton, Newport, and Philomath are probably all top-10 teams in 4A. We kind of knew it was going to be a little bit of a rocky season — but we actually competed pretty well.”

The Outlaws lost some close games, and beat future league rival La Pine to start the season.

The league structure will change next year, and Croisant thinks that will help the Outlaws be more competitive. Also, the program is growing.

“We have a JV team this year, and I don’t know the last time Sisters had a JV program,” he said.

He also noted that there is a strong crop of 7th- and 8th-graders coming up. A young pitching staff, which included some freshman pitchers, was starting to throw more strikes through the season, so the future pitching staff looks solid.

“I think it’s been a good year as far as growth goes,” the coach mused. “A lot of guys have really improved.

“I think the future’s pretty bright,” Croisant said.

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Jim Cornelius, Editor in Chief

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Jim Cornelius is editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans.” A history buff, he explores frontier history across three centuries and several continents on his podcast, The Frontier Partisans. For more information visit www.frontierpartisans.com.

 

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