Starter Caleb King surrendered just one hit over six innings and fellow senior Jack Stempel collected three hits and four RBIs Saturday to lead the Taft High baseball team to a 10-1 non-league victory at Pleasant Hill.
They say a win is a win is a win, but you’d never know it from Taft High softball Coach Sandy Stuart despite her team’s 5-4 extra-inning league home victory Tuesday over Santiam Christian.
They have a 10-run mercy rule in Oregon high school baseball for a reason -- and that reason might be pitching ace Jack Stempel and the players supporting him at the plate and in the field for the Taft High baseball team.
The Taft High boys and girls placed second Thursday to host Amity in the West Valley League Icebreaker track and field meet.
Taft High senior golfer Maya Hatton will take her game to the College of Idaho, a small private liberal arts college in Caldwell.