MIKE EYSTER/PHOTOBeacons shortstop Reece Carganilla, a freshman from Honolulu, makes a play during the game against Western Oregon.
Beacons still in playoff hunt
One final weekend, one final playoff spot remaining.
That’s what it all boils down to for the Bushnell Beacons in their inaugural season of baseball as they visit Oregon Tech with a spot in the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament up for grabs.
“Oregon Tech and us are tied for the last spot so it will come down to who has the better weekend,” Beacons assistant coach Jamie Womack said. “Corban is also close behind, just a game back. We will be traveling to regular-season conference champ and nationally ranked No. 5 Lewis-Clark State and Oregon Tech will be heading to University of British Columbia, which is the current 3-seed.”
Jeff Fripp has carried a big stick all season for Bushnell and is looking to snap out of a mini-slump. Womack said he’s also looking for steady contributions from Kyle Casperson, Brandon Reed, Jake Stoner and Noah Montoya this weekend.
“On the mound if we get strong starts out of Abbott Haffar, Adam Sabatino, Kai Keamo and Jahshua Yacapin, we feel good about our ability to compete,” Womack said. “Playing clean defense this weekend against a very powerful, well-coached offense will be key. Saturday will potentially be Abbott Haffar’s final collegiate start.”