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To make up for games lost due to a rainout on June 9-10, the Southern Oregon RiverDogs will play host to the Seaside Wildcats in three doubleheaders this weekend.

The RiverDogs and Wildcats will square off beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Harry and David Field, and wrap up the six-game series beginning at noon Sunday.

All six games are Northwest Collegiate Baseball League contests.

Topping off a stellar senior track season, Central Point's Trevor Palmer has been named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country team for the second year in a row.

The four-time NAIA All-American earned a 3.78 grade-point average in psychology at Southern Oregon University to earn a spot on the college division's third team for the second year in a row.

Palmer earned his fourth NAIA All-American honor in May when he placed sixth in the 1,500-meter run at the NAIA National Track and Field Championships, breaking his own SOU school record. His time of 3 minutes, 49.33 seconds eclipsed his own record by .77 seconds.

Palmer is also a member of SOU's school record-holding 4x800-meter relay team.

Former Eagle Point High standout Tyson Nelson and Crater High's Cory Staniforth are among 12 players who have signed to play baseball at Western Oregon next fall.

Nelson, who is playing this summer for the Southern Oregon RiverDogs, was a first-team all-conference tournament selection as an infielder last season for Mt. Hood Community College. He hit .387 and had a .475 on-base percentage.

Staniforth played shortstop for the Comets and helped lead his team to the Class 5A baseball title a few weeks ago as a senior. A first-team all-state selection, Staniforth hit .433 with 28 runs and 32 RBIs.

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