Santiam Duo Playing Together One More Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—The Santiam Duo found a way to stick out Friday night at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium in a way Charlie Sheen’s character from Major League in The Wild Thing would be impressed by.  Perhaps jealous they got away with it. In a sea of 5A and 6A guys, the 2A ballplayers…

Team Crawford Rallies By Team Vogelsong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Baker’s Sam McCauley was the spark plug for the Team Vogelsong to start the 2020 Baseball Senior Day Games Friday afternoon at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. As Vogelsong jumped out to a 6-1 lead over Team Crawford, McCauley started the game with two doubles and would end the game going…

Muth Strikes Out 17 In Olys Win Over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Jackson Muth struck out 17 batters in a seven-inning game Thursday night at Holland Youth Park. There’s only 21 outs.  Mathematically, Muth owned 80-percent of the outs of the Olympian Baseball Club’s 6-2 victory over the Stayton Bandits in a complete-game effort. “I just wanted to attack with my…

Valley Takedown Titans 6-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Valley’s once 3-0 lead entering the bottom of the first inning over the Titans Baseball Club quickly evaporated by the end of the third, finding themselves in a 3-3 ball-game with the Green Machine. Brody McMullen, after a tough first inning, settled in.  Striking out seven batters in three-and-a-third…

Bateman, Central Grabs Win Over Boyles Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first three-and-a-half innings of Tuesday’s Central and Stayton Bandits game, there was only one hit in the Panthers 6-3 victory at Holland Youth Park.  The hit came from a double by Cameron Ordway in the bottom of the first inning. It was 1-0 going into the fifth,…

Blue Bounces Back Over Green 4-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Green squad had brought the bats Sunday in their 14-2 win over Blue, but the Blue squad came back to work Monday at Holland Youth Park looking to rebound as McNary’s Eben Mayer got the nod versus Sprague’s Dom Krummen. The squads were playing in the sweltering sun,…

Rolling With The Punches

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton Head Volleyball coach Ruth Palfenier knows a thing or two about being flexible as she, and her Eagles squad await the official word about the season to come. As it stands today, official practice is still scheduled to start August 17, first official contest can happen on September…

No Chill. Frost, Vandals Take Salem Invite Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The sun was blaring into their dugout as the temperature hit 100 degrees Sunday afternoon at Wallace Marine Park. Cooling towels around their necks, mask on their faces.  Pounding water and Gatorade like a heavyweight boxer would mid-match. Ridgeview’s and Portland State-commit Allicitie Frost was drenching her head with…

Dragons 18U Goes 3-0 Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– What a way to rebound for the Dallas Lady Dragons 18U squad Saturday at the Crater Fields of the Darnell Wright Sports Complex. Following their split of their two-pool play games Friday, the Dragons came out swinging on Saturday. Figuratively and literally. Against the Cascade ITE, their 20-3 victory,…

NW Vandals 16U Land Seven Ruthian Blast In Three Wins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It seems as if the Murderers’ Row of the 1927 New York Yankees now have some competition with the NW Vandals 16U softball team. Weird to think about, but the bats of the Vandals have struck gold whenever their bats have made good contact with the ball this Summer….

Hernandez’ Walk-Off, Aftershock Goes 2-0 Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—It’s not how you start, but how you finish, It wasn’t pretty but the Salem Aftershock 16U found a way to finish to advance in the NAFA Summer National Tournament Friday afternoon at the Keizer Little League fields against Gravity.  Taking the game 6-4 as their coaches talked about sometimes,…