New Faces Help Gherkins To First-Ever Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was one of those type of games in which something good was bound to happen. In a tough start to the season for the Portland Gherkins, who enter their Friday afternoon game with the Gresham Greywolves 0-3, it hasn’t been necessarily smooth sailings down 4-3 to the ‘Wolves…

Central Rallies To Defeat Stayton In Extra’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When Central’s Isaac White came in for relief for Brandon Komes in the fourth inning, the Panthers had just cut into the Stayton Bandits 3-0 lead.  Getting a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third to break Jared Mitchell’s shutout bid going into the back-half of the game….

Showcasing Her Versatility

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– It has been an interesting Summer for Central’s Peyton Foreman. Nearly a month ago, June 27, the incoming Panther Junior was playing for the Bat Company Benson 16U squad in a game against the NW Vandals 16U at the softball fields at Keizer Little League in Keizer.  But with…

Muth, Olympians Defeats Central 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just hours before helping the Olympian Baseball Club to a 5-2 win over the Central Baseball Club with his 1-for-2, 2RBI day Wednesday evening at Holland Youth Park, Sprague’s Jackson Muth committed to Linn-Benton Community College for baseball. “It’s pretty special just knowing that it takes a lot of…

OSAA Pushes Fall Sports Back

The OSAA has decided to push the start date for the first game of the year for Volleyball, Cross Country and Soccer to September 23 from August 27. Football is currently prohibited under the guidelines set by the State. The association will meet again August 3 as they look to exhaust all options to salvage…

Hot Seventh Lifts Valley Over Titans 13-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It went from good, to bad, to worse in a hurry for the Titan Baseball Club Tuesday evening at Holland Youth Park, and the Vaey Baseball Club took full advantage of it in their 13-4 victory. Entering the seventh inning, each squad had clutch plays at the plate to save…

Mayer Strikes Out 12, Blue Walks It Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McNary’s Eben Mayer has been on a rail in his last two starts for the Blue team coming out of Monday’s 1-0 win over the Green Team. Last Monday, the Celtic incoming Junior dueled Scio’s Toby Mask with the Blue squad edging the Green team 4-3 off a Blake…

Vandals 18U Finally Gets Tournament Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  They finally got over the hump.  Third-time is indeed the charm.  The NW Vandals have finally won a Tournament Title. There was no doubt both them and the Eugene Lighting, coming back for a revenge game in hopes to steal two for the NAFA Summer National Tournament Platinum Title…

Vandals Overcome Injuries, Reach Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  They entered the Platinum Bracket Semi-Final round banged up, but they were ready to go. With how the NW Vandals 18U are playing entering the Championship game Sunday afternoon in the NAFA Summer Nationals Tournament, it’s hard to imagine that Thursday’s two losses happened. “As a team I feel…

Titans Hang On To Defeat Central 7-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It went from good to bad in a hurry for the Titan Baseball Club Saturday afternoon at Holland Youth Park in their 7-4 win. For the first four innings of the contest, Titan-grad Cameron Hagan was riding high with an four-inning, nine-strikeout, no-hit outing to help pace the Titans…

Back To Their Winning Ways

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  The NW Vandals 18U have a knack of coming back. Banged up and battling through injuries, the 8-7 victory sounded good after finding themselves down 5-0 entering the bottom half of the first inning. During that first inning, what could go wrong, did go wrong.  Bases loaded after the…

Titans Rally The Bats For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.—Rally the bats they did down 4-2 coming down the stretch against the Frost Elite 14U Friday morning at the Crater Fields of Darnell Wright Sports Complex. West Salem Titans 14U Dominique Bouska and her defense did what they could to slow the Frost bat’s down entering the fifth inning,…