The Bruins debuted in their new 3A league this year, facing new and old opponents alike and earning several league awards this year for their efforts.

Six Bruins players earned All-League Awards this year, while the Bruins new head coach Tony Baron earned the Coach of the Year Award, which he shares with South Umpqua coach Joelle McGrorty, who tied for votes.

The Bruins finished third in the league at 6-6 this year, qualifying them for the 3A state playoffs as well. Currently, the Bruins have 224 runs scored and 229 runs allowed.

Starting with First Team awards, Gracie Harms earned First Team Pitcher this year while Maddy Taylor earned First Team Infield. Tilly Peters earned Second Team First Base, Jordan Crosby Earned Second Team Infield, Kayci Jones earned Second Team Outfield and Jordan Pryor earned Second Team Utility.

Jones is the Bruins sole senior player this year.

This is Baron’s first year as head coach after serving as an assistant coach previously and coaching softball for twelve years, while also coaching local and travel Baron said he was excited the team managed to make the playoffs for the first time in six years.

The Bruins are currently waiting for OSAA ranks to be frozen and for their first league opponent to be decided. Depending on their final ranking, they may face the first or second-ranked 3A team, currently Clatskanie and Dayton respectively.

Ranks freeze Saturday at midnight, after which final ranks will be decided on Sunday and updated schedules can be found at http://www.osaa.org/teams/26592.

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