By Robert Husseman • Sports Editor • 

Grizzlies take down Sprague to advance

The McMinnville baseball team lives on in the OSAA Class 6A state playoffs at the expense of future Greater Valley Conference opponent Sprague.

Cameron Fox went 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning, as the No. 11 Grizzlies bested the No. 22 Olympians, 5-2, at the McMinnville baseball stadium at Patton Middle School.

Riley McAnally and Wyatt Smith combined on a seven-hitter, with Smith throwing two perfect innings for the save.

Kade Mechals, Jacob Bannister, and Zach Rhoads each had a hit for the Grizzlies.

McMinnville (20-7 overall) will host North Salem on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. The No. 27 Vikings pulled off an upset Monday against No. 6 Reynolds, winning 5-2. North Salem will also be a part of the Greater Valley Conference with the Grizzlies next season.

Barlow 11, McMinnville 1 (5)

GRESHAM -- The No. 29 Grizzlies' season came to an end at the hands of the No. 4 Bruins in the first round of the OSAA Class 6A state playoffs.

McMinnville finished its season with a 13-14 overall record.

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