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Monroe, Oakland pursue semifinal spot.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Monroe and Oakland are both unranked, and neither won a league title this season, yet one of those two teams will be in the state Class 2A/1A softball semifinals.

The Dragons will travel to Oakland to face the Oakers in a quarterfinal game this afternoon. The winner advances to Tuesday's semifinal.

Monroe finished tied for second in the Trico League with an 8-4 record and defeated Jefferson 6-2 in a league playoff game to reach state. The Dragons defeated Corbett 6-3 in Wednesday's first-round game.

Oakland went 9-5 in the Big Fir League to finish tied for second with Gold Beach, and the Oakers defeated the Panthers 8-6 in a league playoff game. Oakland defeated Lost River 5-3 in the first round of the state playoffs.

Fourth-ranked North Douglas won the Big Fir title with a 14-0 mark, and the Warriors open the playoffs by hosting second-ranked Regis, which beat Riddle 18-0 in the first round.

Top-ranked Elmira continues its quest to get back to the 3A title game by traveling to Rogue River for a quarterfinal game.

In baseball, Pleasant Hill travels to Wilsonville for a matchup between teams that were tied for fifth in the final 3A poll of the season. Douglas, the Far West co-champion, hosts Cowapa League champion Seaside.

Ninth-ranked Reedsport travels to No. 10 Heppner for a 2A/1A quarterfinal game.


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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 30, 2003
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