Dodgers Closes Out Season In Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– The Sprague young guns of Brady Muth and Hayden Laudette had themselves a game against the Sherwood Lobos Monday afternoon as the Salem Withnell Dodgers closed out the season Monday afternoon. For Muth, the incoming senior had the two extra base hits for the Dodgers with a bases-loaded triple…

Crushers End Season Against Challengers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmai.com ROSEBURG, Ore.- It was a tough way to end the season, but at least they broke the playoff drought. Playing three-straight days of high intensity baseball is tough and fatigue had sunk in for the Post 58 Crushers against the defending State Champions in the Emerald Challengers Sunday morning in one…

Sprague’s Rogers Walks It Off For Withnell In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  Sprague’s Chris Rogers bases loaded single capped one of those ‘Welcome to State’ games as the Salem Withnell Dodgers weathered the storm of the Emerald Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Opening round Saturday. And to little surprise between the two great squads at Bill Gray Legion…

Crushers Fall In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers had the daunting task of taking on a Hillsboro Barbers team that had only lost eight times in 39 games and are front-runners for the American Legion Triple-A State Title going into the Field of eight Saturday morning. But even with that kind of pressure to…

Post 20’s Season Ends In Heartbreaking Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Through all the adversity, the Post 20 Dirtbags had a chance to do some damage down to their final out of the season. Central’s Malachi McCormick slowed the Lobos bats in the 31 pitches the Panther-grad pitched after the Lobos rallied from 3-1 down to take a 5-3 lead…

Crushers Advance To Legion State For First Time Since 2013

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The drought is over for the Post 58 Crushers.  After nine long years, the Crushers are back in the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament. And it doesn’t surprise no one in the Crusher dugout that the guy leading them to the bracket for the first time since that season…

Closing Out Team Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It was the last hurrah before the real work begins in August. With the Cascade Team Camp wrapping up Thursday going into the week off ahead, the Cougars, Dayton and McKay were just three of the teams Thursday morning getting in some last second reps and building some momentum…

Jones’ Final Prep Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It’s finally hitting Scio’s Carrie Jones that her senior season has arrived with the Loggers.  Jones has been a fixture on the volleyball and basketball courts during her time in a Scio jersey.  Not to mention being a Track athlete for the Loggers as the twilight of her prep…

Wrapping Up Summer League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Amity’s going to be entering this season, as they wrapped up their Summer league slate this week, with a solid young core that they can continue to build from this season and beyond. Granted that they lost four seniors from their 9-8 season this past year, seeing themselves reach…

Leming’s Performance Lifts Crushers Over Dirtbags

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  As cheesy as it sounds, but a good pitching performance is only good if the pitcher’s defense backs them up.  And Stayton’s Cody Leming had just that. In his five-innings, the incoming Eagle senior threw only 50 pitches in his five-inning performance that resulted in Post 58’s `12-0 win…

Sprague’s Borzy Eyeing Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Olivia Borzy has been on a tear coming off of the Oregon Bombers 16A’s second place finish at the 16A/B State Tournament in Medford from last weekend. After being apart of a Bombers team that went 7-2 in their Southern Oregon Trip, the incoming Olympian junior helped the…

Bode’s Mentality

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If you’ve seen Cascade’s Kailee Bode in action for the Cougars, she’s one of the hardest working kids on the field going into her junior year.  Talk to her, she’s humble and admits that she’s always looking to improve. If there’s a softball version of the old basketball saying of…