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Green River CC baseball heading into the postseason

By CASEY OLSON

The Mirror

A record-setting season continued to get even better on Saturday after the Green River Community College baseball team defeated Tacoma CC, 6-5, in the 10th inning to wrap up the home field advantage for the NWAACC Playoff series this weekend at Lea Hill Park in Auburn.

Dan Regan’s game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 10th started the celebration. With a record of 29-13, the Gators have surpassed every GRCC team since 1976 in victories, when that squad posted a 44-3 record.

Sophomore centerfielder, Joash Brodin has made an assault on the record books for GRCC in 2007. He leads the team in virtually all hitting categories and maintains a .411 batting average. Brodin has already committed to the College of Charleston. Meanwhile, New Mexico State-bound sophomores Bryan Marquez (2B) and Colin Crouthamel (catcher) are also having excellent seasons and share the responsibility for the team success.

The playoff series will be a best-of-three between Green River and Tacoma starting on Saturday at 1 p.m. with two nine-inning contests. If necessary, the two teams will meet again on Sunday at 1 p.m. The series winner will advance to the NWAACC Championships May 24-27 in Longview, Wa. Green River has not been represented in the tournament since 1999, when Denny Oughton led the team to a seventh-place finish.

Tickets are free and the park opens at noon on Saturday. Seating is limited.

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