One Of Three Teams Left At Western Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  And there was three. The NW Vandals wanted to be in this situation entering Sunday, but maybe not in the spot they enter Championship Day in Southern Oregon. Faced with a solid Colorado Angels-Supercynski squad in the Championship Semi-finals bracket, the Vandals from the Salem-area were hoping for a…

NW Vandals Advances To 14A Western Nationals Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The NW Vandals were facing some pushback from the Five Cities Screaming Eagles 14U squad Friday afternoon at US Cellular Fields in the 14A Western Nationals quarterfinals. Holding a 2-0 lead on the Screaming Eagles, Five Cities began to pressure Kamden Combs (Four Innings, Four Strikeouts) and her defense…

Silver Falls Advances With Big 4th Inning Hit Parade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Talk about a hit parade to end the game offensively for the Silver Falls Fusion 14U team Thursday afternoon versus the Mountain Dream. With Tilley Hefley in the circle, she and her defense was holding down the Mountain Dream to three runs when they entered the bottom of the…

Silver Falls 14U Holds Off Santa Maria To Start Western Nationals Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Over the Marion Bridge in West Salem, the bracket play for the 14B Western Nationals were starting up early Wednesday morning at the Wallace Marine Sports Park. And as three games were going on, including the Silver Falls Fusion 14U squad against Santa Maria from Southern California, the bats…

Cascade Host Kids Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.—It’s that time of year where football and the fall sports season gears up for the season ahead. But first, before the practices gear up and the pads start popping heading towards that first Friday Night game at the end of August, there is some fun. With the breeze going…

Kantola Throws Gem In Tough Loss To Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–Kaleb Kantola brought his best stuff to the State tournament Monday night versus Medford. The two teams met twice in last year’s State Tournament that included the Championship Game with the Mustangs eeking out the title in the first game of the Championship Day. But it was 2018, new faces…

Withnell’s Season Comes To An End Versus Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Jacob Winstead came into the game during the second inning with runners on base with his Withnell Dodgers defense looking to shut down the flood gates that the Corvallis bats had created. After allowing a quick hit, the South Salem-transfer settled in and got outs that included a 1,2,3…

Post 20 Bats, Defense Shuts Down Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Its proven as a scientific fact that when you out gas on a fire, you’re in for a show. Through the first two innings of Sunday afternoon’s game versus Corvallis, the Post 20 bats post eight hits that resulted in seven runs with the Dirtbags leading 7-0 after two….

Survive And Advance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Beaverton made it all too interesting entering the fourth inning with their second three-spot of the game in the third inning to cut Withnell’s 7-3 lead to 7-6 to put pressure on the Dodger defense to make plays. Noah Ferguson came in for relief of Cole Herschbach and commanded…

Big Sixth Inning Hurt Withnell In State Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Through the first five pitches of the Withnell-Mid-Valley game the scoreboard looked like a computer code as both sides didn’t permit more than one run each as a Michael Soper solo Home Run tied the game up at 1 entering the sixth inning. “It was a good five innings,…

Dirtbags Hold On To Win State Opener 10-8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– The Post 20 Dirtbags defense had to find ways to slow down the surging bats of the Hillsboro Barbers from Area-2 to start the Triple-A State Playoffs at Legion Field Saturday. After taking a 4-0 lead into the third inning, the Barbers challenged Jaret Stewart, Kaden Reid and Kaden…

Dodgers Advance To State In Smoky Grants Pass

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.—It was interesting on how the series between Grants Pass and Withnell happened. Initially, the series was scheduled to be in Grants Pass before heavy smoke from nearby fires forced it up to Swede Johnson Stadium in North Eugene. When they woke up Wednesday morning however, the Dodgers quickly…