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      Monroe player hits homer in his first at-bat of playoffs to win state title

      KEIZER, Ore. - Monroe starter Austin Crowson was virtually unhittable in the title game against Weston-McEwen.

      Trying to close it out in the 7th, Kaleb Ballard made the diving stop at 3rd but throws it into right field. Weston-McEwen's Cedric Hall rounds 3rd and scores to tie the game at 1.

      In the bottom of the 7th, Zach Gwillim pinch it for his first at-bat of the entire playoff series - and hits a home run, winning the state title for the Monroe Dragons.

      Gwillim's teammates dogpiled on top of him at homeplate to celebrate.

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