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Just another notch in TD’s belt

Ortega’s gem, hot offense key to quarterfinals victory With a chance to boost his undefeated 15U team into the quarterfinal rounds, Bailey Ortega picked the right time to pitch the game of his career.

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Future still looking bright for Babe Ruth’s 13U Stars

Although 1-3 at state, Coach saw some good glimpses With only a few weeks with his all-star team, 13U head coach Jeff Justesen saw a lot of potential from this group moving forward.

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TD’s 15U Stars coast to three straight wins

Babe Ruth squad has outscored opponents by 33-9 margin Just two days in and The Dalles 15U All Stars are on a crash course for the state semifinals in Baker City. TD notched wins of 9-5, 10-2 and 14-2 in the first two rounds of pool play to advance to a quarterfinal showdown earlier today with District 5 opponent Clackamas for a shot at a semifinals berth.

13U Babe Ruth eliminated

The Dalles’ 13U All Stars lost a pair of games Wednesday morning and were eliminated from state competition in Baker City. Early Wednesday, TD lost to Snake River Valley by a 14-6 margin. Later that day, The Dalles had their season cut short by Moundtime, of Tualatin, 12-4.

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Hustlers get back to streaking way

Legion team beats up on Redmond, for fourth win in last 5 Coming off a 2-1 record over the weekend at the Wilsonville Tournament, the Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers put forth one of their largest scoring outputs of the summer in a 19-6 trouncing of Redmond in American Legion Post 19 baseball action Wednesday afternoon at Quinton Street Ballpark.

13U Stars 1-1 at state tourney

After going 1-1 in opening baseball action, The Dalles’ 13U Babe Ruth All Stars are put in a situation where it needs to win games today in order to keep playing in the state championship rounds Thursday in Baker City. Tuesday, TD started on the right foot with a 10-6 win over Union County.

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10U Crush secures second place at state

Resilient softball team plays with guts on the biggest stage Head coach Leroy Tharp compared this 10U Cherry City Crush state performance to the movie, “Hoosiers.” The Crush came back from an early loss to win three games in a row to earn a spot in the championship game against the Reynolds Rainbows, losing 5-2 to chalk up second place in the 18-team field.

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TD has state title bid cut short

14U All Stars are outscored 71-29 in four straight losses In two days of state tournament play, The Dalles’ 14U Babe Ruth baseball team lost four games and they were outscored by a 71-29 margin.

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Finding a potent mix

With players from all over the gorge, Coach Justesen hopes to find successful recipe Like a chemist in his laboratory, head coach Jeff Justesen has the task of blending and mixing his group of 14 players from five different areas across the gorge into a successful end product.

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12U softball squad is an unknown quantity

Group off to first Babe Ruth tourney feeling confident While The Dalles 12U Softball All Stars are venturing into unchartered waters, there is hope that a positive experience at the upcoming Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest Regionals will be the start of something promising in the future.

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15U Babe Ruth Stars win district, a No. 1 seed

After 20-6 triumph last week, TD drops a route on Clackamas It is never a bad idea to start a winning streak right before one of the biggest stretches of the summer baseball season. That is exactly what the 15U Babe Ruth All stars are doing right now, as they upended Clackamas in a second-game tiebreaker, 13-1 Monday night. In those two games, the Tribe had their offense and pitching working for a 33-7 scoring margin.

Denney homers in Hustlers’ 8-5 victory

Going through the struggles of a season-high four-game losing streak, the Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers got back on the winning track with an 8-5 win over the Tri-County Outlaws Tuesday in American Legion Post 19 baseball action at Quinton Street Ballpark.

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14U Crush takes fifth at state

Softball team wins six in a row at one point, but loses finale to N. Medford Entering last weekend’s ASA state softball tournament, the defending 2012 12U champion Cherry City Crush had a target squarely on their backs, this time on the 14U circuit.

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Game gets serious for 14U Stars

Babe Ruth team re-energized for state tournament this weekend in The Dalles

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Tough losses give TDLL 12U second place

Hermiston pitchers cool off hot bats in two victories For the first four games, The Dalles Little League 12U All Stars had everything going their way. They had already skipped past Columbia, John Day River, Bend North and Bend South, using a combination of pitching, hitting and defense to punch a final game ticket.


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