The Bruins baseball team secured their spot as league champions on Monday when they traveled to Sutherlon to take on the Bulldogs in the first of three games.
The Bruins took the win at 5-2, bumping them up to a 13-0 undefeated streak in the league and putting them out of danger of being dethroned with their closest competitor being Sutherlin with a 10-3 league record, unable to threaten the Bruins in the first-place spot.
The Bruins are on a 15-game winning streak and have been competing with other top 3A schools for a top rank before playoffs begin.
Currently, the Bruins are ranked No. 2 in the OSAA 3A rankings, which puts them on track for multiple home playoff games. This looks to be a big potential advantage for the Bruins, as some of the team’s playoff opponents could be based as far as Portland and thus require a cross-state drive to play.
The Bruins face Sutherlin twice more on Thursday to wrap up league play with a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. After that, they break until the following Wednesday before taking on Lost River for a non-league game and then Hidden Valley on Friday.
Track and field
The Bruins near the end of their season as they travel to Sutherlin on Friday and Saturday for the 3A Special District 4 Championship track meet, with the finals the same day on Saturday.
The Bruins have done well at their last two meets, first at the Bandon Small Schools Invitational on April 30 by taking first place at 187.5 points for the boys and then taking second place for the girls at 120 points. For a full list of results for the Bandon meet, go to https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/352574/results.
The Bruins boys entered several events as a junior varsity team at the Grants Pass Rotary Invitational last Friday, where their top athlete was freshman Kaleb Barnes, who took first place in the 1500-meter run with a new PR of 4:19.75. The boy’s junior varsity team came in 14th out of 20 schools with 18 points.
The Bruins girls also competed as varsity and junior varsity teams, with the varsity coming in seventh place with 14.5 points and the junior varsity coming in 16th at nine points. For a full list of results, go to https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/351994/results.