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THE DALLES WAHTONKA’S Dakota Walker uncorks a pitch during baseball play Monday in Eugene. In his first game since being treated for Burkitt’s Leukemia, Walker tossed two scoreless, hitless innings with four strikeouts in the Tribe’s 4-0 loss to Marist.

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Nothing can take the place of a baseball diamond. Players and fans describe the ambiance as breathtaking – there is the smell of the grass and hot dogs grilling, the chills of early March games that dissipate with the heat of June.


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