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Canon Reeder, Stopping on his way to Corvallis

by Steve Mims


Canon Reeder’s journey from Bend to Corvallis is making a stop in Springfield this summer.
After wrapping up his senior season at Summit High School, Reeder is hitting .350 with four doubles, three runs cored and two RBIs in six games for the Drifters.
“I think this is going to be an amazing experience,” Reeder said. “I’ve got something to prove being a younger guy so I want to soak in all that I can from the older guys and learn what I can from this coaching staff. Just enjoy the experience.”
He should have a loud cheering section at each game at Hamlin Field.
“My parents probably won’t miss a home series,” Reeder added.
The 6-foot, 175-pound outfielder has signed to play at Oregon State next season. He was ranked by Baseball Northwest as the top position player in Oregon for the Class of 2022.
“The environment at Oregon State is unmatched,” Reeder said. “It makes me feel like I am at home. The coaching staff cherishes the brotherhood that they provide so it is a great all-around fit for me.”
Reeder has been watching OSU on television during the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments.
“That has been awesome,” he said. “I got a chance to meet a handful of those guys, so seeing what they are doing is really cool.”
Before he joins the Beavers in the fall, he will be a regular in the outfield for the Drifters, who open a three-game home series against Bend on Tuesday.
“This is the first time I’ve played in a summer league,” Reeder said. “In past summers I would attend some camps and prospect showcases and the last two years I played with a team out of the Bay Area that went to some big tournaments. I am excited because this is the first time when all I am doing in the summer is specifically baseball. In past years I’d come home and maybe not have a tournament for a week or two so I am excited to see what this season holds.”

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