ROSEBURG - The Knappa baseball team had no answer for pitcher Bo Younker, and the Loggers did not help themselves in the field with six errors Friday afternoon.

Umpqua Valley Christian took advantage of the Logger miscues and eliminated Knappa from the Class 2A state playoffs with a 10-0 win at Legion Field in Roseburg.

Younker allowed just two hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks to pick up the victory, and help the Monarchs advance to the semifinals.

Knappa's attempt to win the football, boys basketball and baseball state titles will come up one title short. The Loggers finish 15-10 overall, while Umpqua Valley improves to 26-3.

Dallas Oja and Cody Strickland had the lone two hits for the Loggers.

Umpqua Valley put up two quick runs in the first inning, as the Monarchs took advantage of three Knappa errors.

Younker's single to left field scored Austin Stone with the first run, and Younker sprinted home on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Graf.

The Monarchs doubled their lead in the third inning when Younker had a one-out triple and scored on an infield single by Graf, and Graf came around on a single to center by Mitchell Graham.

Umpqua Valley increased the lead to 7-0 in the fourth.

Ty Wheeler reached on an error and eventually scored on a single by Younker; Younker scored from second on Graf's third RBI of the game; and Graham's single to left brought in Graf.

Umpqua Valley tacked on three runs in the sixth, two on a two-run single by Graham, and the final run on a suicide squeeze bunt by Jacob Lum that scored Michael Graham.


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