Celtic varsity boys pick up steam in tourney

The McNary Boys Varsity Baseball team had a rough opening to their season with an non-league endowment game loss to Lakeridge High School, 4-7, on March 16, but that game won’t count against their season stats. They followed this up with a 5-11 loss vs. Tualatin High School on March 18. The low point of the season, thus far, was getting blanked by Putnam High School, 0-6, in the opening game of the Red Lion Buckaroo Classic at Blue Mountain Community College.

They began turning things around at that tournament, however, with a 7-7 tie against a Pendleton/Griswold team, followed by two back-to-back wins against Roseburg High School, 8-5, on March 22, and a 6-4 win over North Medford High School on March 23.

Non-league play continues for the Celtics at home vs. Reynolds High School on March 28, followed by a four-game road-trip to Crescent Valley High School, and both North and South Medford High School from March 30 through April 5. The boys return home for a non-league game against Grant High School on April 6, and they finish that segment of their season at Roosevelt High School on April 8.

League play kicks off for the Celtics on April 12 at home vs. Sprague High School.