LA GRANDE BOYS ELIMINATED
La Grande was eliminated from the 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth State Tournament Tuesday, losing 16-1 to undefeated Gresham.
Gresham will play for the state championship today against Beaverton.
Gresham has outscored its opponents at the state tournament 65 to 4.
La Grande won one game at state a 3-2 come-from-behind thriller over Astoria. La Grande got a tough seed in the tournament, having to go up against strong teams from metropolitan Portland and struggled in the field in three losses.
"They battled really hard. I'm really proud of the way they performed at district and state," said coach Eric Yundt. "The kids did a wonderful job and played with a lot of heart."