The Lions stick close to Grant all the way before falling 2-1 in the OIBA playoffs

One swing away.

Time after time and inning after inning, the West Linn baseball team found itself just one swing away from beating Grant in the semifinals of the 2018 Oregon Independent Baseball Association playoffs.

But Grant never allowed the Lions that one more good swing and held on to drop West Linn 2-1 at Lake Oswego High School on Saturday.

A big game like that deserves great photos, so here's a slideshow of the best images from Saturday's game. Click on the big "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the slideshow for fullscreen, then click through and click through again to pick out your favorites.

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