La Grande defended its Greater Oregon League volleyball title Thursday by defeating Baker 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 in the Baker gym.
The Tigers stand 5-0 in league play, and Baker 3-2 is in second place.
La Grande had little trouble with the Bulldogs Thursday, unlike when Baker visited La Grande earlier in the season. In that match, La Grande topped Baker 3-1.
La Grande coach Melinda Becker-Bisenius noted that the Tigers had only one serve error Thursday.
In the first set, La Grande broke a 4-4 tie behind the serving of Jayce Seavert to take an 8-5 edge.
La Grande then continued to add to the margin the rest of the game.
Set 2 was much the same with La Grande pulling away from a 4-4 tie and expanding its lead.
Set 3 was much closer as the teams played through nine ties before Baker took a 3-point lead.
La Grande stayed in range, finally catching the Bulldogs with Presley Justice serving.
When Justice got the serve Baker was leading 20-19. Justice then served the final six points for the match.
Baker closes its regular season at home Tuesday against Mac-Hi at 6:30 p.m. Baker beat the Pioneers in three sets on Oct. 1 at Milton-Freewater.