NW Vandals 14U Holds Off Bat Company For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t necessarily their best stuff, but they did finish Saturday’s pool play at the Stars ‘n’ Stripes Tournament with a win. The NW Vandals 14U, coming off a close 4-2 defeat to the Trickel 14U Lady Kingers Saturday morning at Wallace Marine Park, saw incoming Sprague sophomore Stella…

Hyre, Vandals 18U Belt Five Homers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Fourth of July just right around the corner, the NW Vandals 18U squad brought out the fireworks in the Stars ‘n’ Stripes opening day Friday morning with their bats. The Vandals, in their first day back on the diamond, launched five home runs in pool play; three…

Juarez, Titans Wakes Up Over Connally’s Bandits 6-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Noah Juarez’ laser of an arm from his shortstop position has been known for years as the Chemeketa soon-to-be-sophomore been getting his summer reps in with the Titans Baseball Club.  Showing off the cannon on several occasions in the four games the squad has played this summer. His time…

Valley Rallies By Central 10-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the prettiest of outing for the Central Baseball Club last Tuesday when they kicked off the Willamette Valley Men’s Baseball League High School Division-League against the Valley Squad at Holland Park.  The meeting resulted in a 13-3 defeat to the Valley team that evening. Fast forward to…

Titans Rally Past Olympians For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Titan Baseball Club found themselves rolling over the Olympian Baseball Club, leading 6-1 over the Boys from the Berm entering the fifth inning. Blake Arritola was a triple shy of the Cycle, hitting a solo shot and adding a single and a double as the University of Jamestown-commit drove…

Green Squad’s Mask Set Pace In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Incoming Scio Junior Toby Mask has pitched a few times before, but the Logger big man primary is a catcher and first baseman. Joining teammates like Garrett Young, Dustin Erickson, Jake Trissel and Kolton Ellis playing some summer baseball in Salem as member’s of the Green squad, Mask stepped…

NM Magic 06 14U Finishes Second In Silver Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.—It has become common theme to see the NM Magic 06 14U and the Oregon Thunder 14U at some point in a tournament. Last week when the two squads met, Ambur Livingston and her defense held the well-coached and hard-hitting Thunder squad to two runs and five hits in the…

Lady Dragons 14U Rebounds For Third In Gold Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Heartbreak sucks.  But it’s how you respond that makes you better.  Makes one great even. The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U squad, down to their last three outs in the game in the seventh inning down two to the Tigers Rage 14U, tied it up at two to force extra’s…

Nease’s Bandits Takes Battle With Hassoun’s Olympians

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was pressure entering the fourth inning between the Olympian Baseball Club of Sprague and the Stayton Bandits Saturday night to close out a long day of baseball at Holland Park off of Cordon. Brett Hassoun of the Olys and Aaron Nease of the Bandits led their men to…

Pitchers Who Rake

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The cameras come out when the pitcher picks up the bat. Seriously. In a tied ball game, bases loaded for the Titans Baseball Club against the Stayton Bandits, future University of Hawaii pitcher Cameron Hagan came walking out of the dugout with a bat with the game on the…

Covalt Returns, Wilsey Strikes Out Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Torn labrums are no fun. Surgery. Recovery. Getting cleared and the green light to return. The process sucks. But, as the summer softball season kicked off for the NW Vandals 16U Saturday at Keizer Little League Park, McNary’s Abbi Covalt returned to the diamond with her squad nearly a…

Aggressive Play Leads To NM Magic’s Big Pool Play Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Strong base-running usually sets you up for success in the game of softball. It took until the third inning before the NM Magic 06 14U had recorded their first hit, an Ava Shaffer single with one out, but the Magic worked some softball magic in the meantime to hold…