Western Christian Baseball Finishes Fourth In 2A/1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  No one would have penciled in Western Christian Baseball at this point of the season.  Battling for a spot in the 2A/1A State Championship Game Saturday afternoon just down the road in Scio, down from where they would play their final game of the year at Stayton High School….

Kennedy Refocuses, Advances To Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  Just like that going into the second inning, Kennedy found themselves down 3-0 to Central Linn in the opening round of the 2A/1A State Playoffs.  The Cobras strung together a few hits against Riley Cantu to get the runs across the board before Cantu settled in and allowed…

Kennedy Continues To Roll, Defeats North Douglas 12-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– As much as their 12-0, five-inning win over North Douglas was a nice revenge after the last time the two teams met in the 2A/1A State Title game two years ago, it was still a humbling experience as their last meeting. For the Trojans, the 9-0 start is…

1A/4A Baseball/Softball Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 4A Baseball North Marion 18, Madras 0 4A Softball Alexis Bales drove 2RBI’s in Cascade’s 4-1 win over Philomath.  Hannah Walliman struck out five for the Cougars while going 1-for-2 hitting.   Stayton’s Jessica Rule and Cedella Ritchie each drove in 2RBI’s and Brielle Kessler drove in another 3RBI’s.  Rule struck out…

1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

Kennedy Wins Showdown With North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—This was probably one of the premier games of the day, week and perhaps the year that happened Saturday afternoon. North Marion and Kennedy baseball.  Powerhouse in 4A and Powerhouse in 2A/1A.  Together.  On the ionic field at Bob Brack Field at North Marion High School. The 2-1 ball game…

April 27 Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is some Salem-Area scores for April 27 as Blanchet Baseball and softball, Scio baseball, Regis Baseball, Gervais softball and Dallas/West Salem softball split Tuesday evening. Baseball  6A Jackson Muth struck out nine in Sprague’s tough 2-1 defeat to Crescent Valley.  Jackson VanEyk struck out 14 for the Raiders 3A Tyler…

Trojans Roll To 6-0 With Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  It was a vastly different kind of game Monday evening when St. Paul traveled to Kennedy to play the Trojans. Kennedy took advantage of the Buckaroos youthful mistakes in their 13-3, six-inning victory to start the third week of the six-week season, but St. Paul had forced the…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Salem-Area Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 1A-6A Softball Round-Up from around Salem: 6A/5A Softball Abbi Covalt went 3-for-4 with an RBI in McNary’s 18-0 win over North Salem. Heather Ebner hit the first home run on the Celtics new softball field. Karaline Pfeifer, Kaitlyn Horn and Perla Gallegos collected a hit in for the Vikings. South Salem…

Santiam Rolls To 2-0 With 18-2 Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam Softball had one more tune-up game before their big test Thursday against 3-0 Colton Thursday afternoon at home.  Executing on both sides of the ball in their three-inning 18-2 victory over St. Paul in the Wolverines home opener. After seeing McKenna Dodge recover from a hit-batter, she…

St. Paul Rallies By Salem Academy For 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those crazy high-scoring games that had you on the edge of your toes playing. Two relatively young teams with Salem Academy and St. Paul going at it, the Crusaders in their first-year in 2A and the Buckaroos having a large squad in 1A standards with…

Little Things Hurt Regis Late Against East Linn Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Mason Koenig and Byron Bishop did all they could to help lead the young Rams baseball team at the end of their first week of the Spring shortened-season Saturday afternoon against East Linn Christian. Koenig drove in the first two runs of the game as Regis built a…