Enjoying The Moments

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Wash.–  For about three innings Tuesday afternoon at the Centralia Sports Complex in Centralia, the battery was Ebner-Ebner. McNary’s Hannah Ebner, at pitcher, and Heather Ebner, at catcher, were sharing the field once more as once more as they’ve had in years past.  Preparing for one last ride together as Celtics. “It’s…

Improving On Their Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– There was a sense of familiarity the last two days for Sprague-graduate Michael Soper, playing against some familiar faces in Medford playing the Medford Rogues. Playing with the Willamette Wild Bills summer baseball team, the incoming second-year Linn-Benton Infielder played against teammates in Ruben Cedillo and Emiliano Alacron, both…

Sprague’s Lampe Commits To MHCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Sprague-graduate Rory Lampe draws similarities between the Olympian baseball program that Luke Buccheit has ran the past few seasons Lampe has donned the Orange and Black to his new home up in Gresham with Bryan Donahue’s Mount Hood Community College program. Saying that Donahue is a nose to the…

Embracing The Grind

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  This summer has felt almost like an American Legion Baseball season for incoming West Salem Junior Brooklyn Corliss and the Oregon Blaze 16A with how often they have played.  Corliss joked that she’s been home maybe three nights this month alone as the squad went to Bend, Beaverton, the…

Strother Sets Up Brenneman’s Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.—Grant Strother is going to be a dude for the Sprague Baseball team this next Spring as a Junior. All the reps over the Spring and Summer led to this critical point in the Withnell Dodger season.  Facing elimination against the Springfield Timbers Sunday morning, Strother entered the game in…

Withnell Falls In State Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodger defense held the powerhouse Eugene offense to three runs in the Dodgers 3-0 defeat to the Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs Saturday. The Sprague Trio of Jack Muth at pitcher, Eli Lowe at third and Taylor Brennaman in Right Field, the three set…

Aftershock Rally, Improves To 3-0 At NAFA Summer Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 NEWBERG, Ore.–  One bad inning almost did the Salem Aftershock 16U squad in their 6-4 victory over NW Thunder 14U squad Friday morning at the Darnell Sports Complex. A series of events that featured four runs scored, three off errors, in a manner of a few pitches had the Aftershock wheeling down…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…

Filling In To Help The Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonad73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It was the ‘next man up’ philosophy for incoming McKay sophomore Kasiley Severin at team camp at Cascade High School this week.  Without their typical center for much of camp, the 132-pound Severin jumped in on the opportunity to help his team out in their time of need.  “Honestly,…

Valley Track Club Partners Up With Quady Track Club

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Valley Track Club and Quady Track Club have came together to help offer Pole Vaulting opportunities for local athletes. Read the Press Release here Valley Track Club partners with Quady Track Club to offer Pole Vaulting Opportunities Salem, OR, For Immediate Release – Join vaulters from around the Salem/Keizer area and…

Overcoming The Challenges

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.– The long, quick summer that is Travel Softball has slowly caught up to the Oregon Rebels-Gonzalez team.  With some minor bumps and bruises however, the squad went to work this past weekend on the heels of their five-game journey through the lower bracket of last weekend’s 16A State Bracket,…

Crushers-Dodgers Split Wednesday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Clutch seemed to be the word of the day as the Post 58 Crushers and the Withnell Dodgers split their two games Wednesday at Regis High School. Clutch defense in Game 1, the second game of the three-game series, played into the Crushers favor as Cascade’s Grayson Reeder’s clutch…