Eagles Beat Tigard, Face Gophers Tomorrow at 5

Several Players Earn All League Honors; Christie named COTY and Day named POY



Senior Dawson Day. Day was named MHC player-of-the-year and 1st team All State as an outfielder.

John Doumit , Staff Writer

The Centennial Baseball team pulled off a huge upset last night against 9th ranked Tigard, beating them 1-0 with the game going to nine innings.  The Eagles defense was near-perfect last night, not allowing a single scored run behind Dawson Day who threw 106 pitches.

This was the second highest pitch count Day’s had in a game all season. He won’t be eligible to pitch again until Saturday, if the Eagle’s are still alive in the playoffs.

To get a win last night the Eagles couldn’t just rely on Day they had to get contributions from all parts of the team, and that’s exactly what they got with people like Anthony Hergert and Brendan Ritschard stepping up.    “Dawson pitched a great game,” Christie said. “And we played fantastic defense behind him, too.  Brendan, Anthony and Bricker Gehrig made some big plays last night.” he added.

The Eagles now turn their attention toward the 8th ranked Gresham Gophers; the Eagles lost to them twice this season and beat them once.  Since Day is unable to pitch, Yoon Saechao is going to be taking the mound for the Eagles against Gresham.

To keep the Cinderella story alive the team will need to “play dang near perfect defense and get three to four more runs,” Christie said. Centennial will play at Gresham on Wednesday tomorrow at 5 pm.    

Here is a list of the all-league and all-state awards for baseball:

Kevin Christie-MHC Coach-of-the-Year

Dawson Day – 1st team MHC Outfield and Pitcher, MHC Player-of-the-year, and 1st team All State Outfielder

Brendan Ritschard – 1st team MHC Infield and Honorable Mention All State

Anthony Myers-Hergert – Honorable Mention 1st base


Kyle Fitzgerald – Honorable Mention Infield


Devin Fitzgerald – Honorable Mention Outfield


Rhys Atkinson – Honorable Mention Catcher