With a 7-4 victory in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the crosstown rival Demarini Post 20 Dirtbags, the Withnell Dodgers clinched first place in Zone 3 and earned an automatic berth to the State Tournament to be held in Grants Pass beginning July 30 through August 3.
State Tournament berths are automatically given to the host (Grants Pass Nuggets), the winner of Zone 2 (Madison Barbers), the winner of Zone 3 (Withnell Dodgers), and the winner of Zone 4 (Medford Mustangs). Additionally, the Eugene Challengers earn an automatic berth. The remaining three State Tournament berths will be determined in three separate 4-team, double-elimination Super Regional Tournaments to be held this coming weekend, July 25-27.
Be sure to check back in for updates on Super Regional Tournament winners as well as the State Tournament's first round matchups and game times.