Thrilling Playoff Appearances by Canby Baseball and Softball Teams

The Canby baseball and softball teams were long shots in their first round playoff matches, and although the final results went to the favorites, our Cougars certainly fought hard enough to make them sweat.

The baseball team led sixth seeded Roseburg, 1-0, until the bottom of the sixth, when the Indians’ bats got hot and they scored three straight. It was an outburst the Cougs weren’t able to match in the final inning, falling 3-1.

Canby Athletics on Twitter

Roseburg gets 3 in the bottom of the 6th and takes the lead, 3-1 over @CougarChs. Top of the 7th coming up with Nick Froyd at the plate, Chaz Kayser on deck. Go Cougs!!!

In softball, the Cougs were matched up against fifth ranked Jesuit, and they trailed, 5-2, until a three run homer in the bottom of the sixth by senior Parker Allhands. The two squads stayed tied through the seventh and went to extra innings, where the Crusaders got bailed out with a walk off homer.

Canby Athletics on Twitter

Canby softball ties it up 5-5 on a home run by @parkerkallhands !!! Top of the 7th against Jesuit, go Cougs!!!

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