Oregon Herricanes Finish Second, Qualify For Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  There was a lot of anger coming from the Oregon Herricanes Sunday afternoon after suffering their first lost of the 16A Regional-National Qualifier Tournament to the NW Thunder squad in the Championship Semi-Final round. But instead of letting it hold them down, they used it as fuel as they…

Oregon Herricanes Take Marathon Game 10-8 in 11 innings

BEAVERTON, Ore.–  They don’t know how to quit. Their game against Washington Illusion was all but as easy for their third game of the day of the tournament at the Sunset Sports Complex. Their defense was there, but so was Illusion’s as hits and runs were rare early on as the game had to go…

Post 20 Holds Off Gresham 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– Gresham wasn’t afraid to shy away from the hacking at anything in the strike-zone Thursday evening and neither was Post 20 who jumped out to a 5-1 lead on Gresham following Kaden Reidhead’s base-hit to extend the lead to four runs entering the fifth inning. “It was really nice…

Withnell Holds Off Vancouver for 15-14 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–The bats were rolling to start their game versus Vancouver Thursday evening at Willamette University as they hung a nine-spot after the first inning of the game. In matter of fact, the Withnell bats produced 15 runs on 19 hits in the second game of the Willamette Classic after taking…

Portland’s Offense Challenged Keizer’s Defense To Start Willamette Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—Frustrations were there defensively to start the Willamette Classic Wednesday when Portland showcased their strong bats and aggressive basepath approach Behind 18 hits and four stolen bases the Barbers made the Keizer Crushers work as they looked for a stop and an answer for the Portland bats Wednesday afternoon. “It…

Post 20 Starts Willamette Classic With 4-1 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– Defense on both sides certainly made it interesting entering the seventh inning with Post 20 leading Mountain View from Idaho 4-1. Their offense got the hits and runs when they needed to.  Eric Kessler made it 2-0 off a two-run RBI double, Peter Mendazona hit a solo shot and…

Withnell Completes Comeback Versus Corvallis To Snap Four-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Some would say this is why you keep fighting until the final out no matter how much your down.  Not to throw in the towel early in a game and call it a day because anything is possible.  With the daytime heat pushing July-like, the Withnell Dodgers found themselves…

Mid-Valley Pulls Away From Keizer In First Game Of Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It was one of the first hot days of the season for the Keizer Crushers as they opened up their second league series with the Mid-Valley Southpaws Monday afternoon at McNary High School. With the temperatures in the 80s, Austin Brown was finding ways to keep the Southpaws off…

NW Vandals 14A Finish 4-0 At Valley Invite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.– Mother Nature certainly threw a knuckleball for the NW Vandals Sunday at the North Clackamas Park with not just rain and wind, but also Thunder and Lightning that wasn’t just coming from the sound and effect of the bats. But nonetheless, they waited through it as they eventually got…

DeLoretto Pitches Well As Dodgers Wrap Up Southern Oregon Trip Vs Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.—Sprague’s Will DeLoretto hasn’t pitched as much as he did Sunday until Sunday’s game in Southern Oregon, but the Olympian stepped up to the challenge against the four-time American Legion Triple-A Champions in Medford. With the dry heat of Southern Oregon beating down on them, DeLoretto and his defense held…

West Drops Near Hundo-Burger In Oregon All-Star Series Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– You could tell towards the end of this game, these friends and competitors on the West team were all in for one goal: Trying to get to 100 points. With about three minutes left in the game, the West Squad had 88 points on the board and the question…