Over the past couple months, Harney County Little Leaguers have played through all types of weather, improving their skills and playing some exciting games.
The majors teams continued playing Grant County Little League, hosting all three teams on May 10 and May 31. On May 17, a combined Rise & Run and Les Schwab team traveled to John Day and split a doubleheader with the John Day majors teams. This was the first season in many years that both leagues scheduled this many games against each other. Interleague play was a success for both leagues, and plans are to continue this partnership next year. In league play, Burns Ford suffered their first defeat of the season against Les Schwab, but still sit comfortably on top of the standings.
W L T W L T
Burns Ford 11 1 0 6 1 0
Rise & Run 6 5 1 1 4 1
Les Schwab 4 6 1 1 5 1
The minors squads are continuing to improve, and kids are having a great season. Minors teams have also played against Grant County teams. On May 17, a combined Cubs and Mariners team traveled to John Day and played a doubleheader against the Mudcats and Mudhens, getting a win in both games. On May 31, a combined Mudhens and Raptors squad from John Day played against the Thriftway Cubs and the A Parts Athletics.
The Robbins Equipment Mariners fell from the undefeated ranks, with the Ken Thomas Real Estate Reds moving into second place.
Robbins Equip. Mariners 8 2
Ken Thomas R. E. Reds 6 4
A Parts Athletics 4 6
McDonald’s Pirates 4 5
Thriftway Cubs 1 7
The softball team added a doubleheader with a Bend team, splitting the series. The girls have had an outstanding first season, and are looking forward to expanding next year and hopefully adding a second team.
Their season ended June 8 with a doubleheader at John Day.
The little league season ends June 13. Closing ceremonies are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 17. All-Star teams will be announced, and all players and coaches will be recognized. Harney County Little League invites all sponsors to attend this event.