Dirtbags get Challengers messy in state opener

KEIZER — The Eugene Challengers fell 16-3 to the DeMarini Dirtbags of Dallas at Volcanoes Stadium in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tournament on Wednesday. Eugene jumped on the board early and seemed to take control of the game when Matt Land, Brock Townsend and Tanner Cantwell all scored in the top of the first to give the Challengers a 3-0 lead.