Barbers sharpen edge for state tournament

Jay Rogers (left), making a play on defense this spring for Reynolds High, has been the leading hitter for the American Legion Zone 2 champion Portland Barbers.

The Portland Barbers have put together a sensational summer of AAA American Legion baseball.

With the state playoffs approaching, the Barbers — comprised of players from Central Catholic, Madison, Liberty and Reynolds high schools — were 39-5 overall and 20-1 in league play.