Triple Crown’s Northwest Baseball Series presents the fifth annual Border Wars tournament, set for May 4-5 at premier partner facilities in Hillsboro, Clackamas and Portland.
The event is a great way to get the competitive juices pumping for the summer season to come, as teams from Washington represent the North, while teams from Oregon join forces to make up the South roster. After two games against “rival” teams are played Saturday, squads have to win an in-state matchup in order to play in a championship game, which again pits the “rival” territories against each other.
This marks a big year for the event; the South has two straight victories, tying the series at 2-all. Several clubs are bringing multiple teams to the event, including The Bat Company (West Linn, OR), Sunwest (Medford OR), WW Sweets (Clyde Hill, WA) and Premier Baseball Club (Battle Ground, WA).
Depending how game times fall, there may be some free time at the event, and Portland is an ideal location to fill the gaps. It should be easy to track down the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, along with assorted craft shows, a farmer’s market and rock festival, for those looking for a very full day.
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