Friday afternoon, the Harlan baseball team advanced to the Class 3-A state championship game with a win over Dallas Center-Grimes. My in-laws were very excited about this development. Harlan plays Centerville on Saturday for the title.
Friday evening, the Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 at Dodger Stadium. A fine outing on the mound by Chad Billingsley, and a clutch two-run single by Nomar Garciaparra. Really needed this game because Arizona pounded Frisco. Now that we’ve got the first one, we really have to go for the sweep against a bad Washington team.