Crushers Fall In Idaho Roadtrip Opener

By Jeremy MCDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TWIN FALLS, Idaho–  The Post 58 Crushers settled back down in their second of two games Friday evening at the College of Southern Idaho when they played the American Legion Double-A squad of Twin Falls.Silverton’s Robbie Brockamp picked up where fellow Fox pitcher Carson Waples left off in Game 1, their…

Dodgers Fall To Challengers 4-3, 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  After a slow start to his outing Monday night at the Hamlin Sports Complex in Springfield in which he, and the Withnell Dodger defense surrendered an early run in Game one of their doubleheader with the Emerald Challengers, West Salem’s Brody McMullen settled in.  The recently graduated Titan pitcher…

Todd’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  2021 West Salem-grad Andrew Todd has returned to the State of Oregon after spending some time in Texas playing baseball with the Texas Post Grad this past season.  The exposure to some good talent at the next level with the likes of Murray State College and Texas Wesleyan, all…

Post 58 Crushers Split With NWDS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers found a rhythm late in Game one of their doubleheader against the NW Diamond Sports squads Sunday afternoon.  Bats came to life, defense settled in behind the pitching of St. Paul-grad TJ Crawford and Kennedy-grad Dylan Kleinschmit in the 8-4 defeat to start the doubleheader…

The New Face Of The Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Baseball Coach Kyle Baker knows a thing or two about the American Legion Triple-A level.  About 20 years ago he played for the Mid-Valley Rockets, later the Southpaws. He later coached for the Albany-based team before eventually landing the gig two-years ago as Head Coach of the…

West Salem’s Arritola, Hagan Going 4-Year Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact.   Pretty astounding thinking about it.  West Salem’s Cameron Hagan and Blake Arritola have been playing together for 15 years, dating back to their days on the Little League sandlots living the baseball dream. They’ve played High School baseball team together with the Titans and followed…

Working On His Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Pitching is a mental game.  You got to get out of your way and just focus on getting the next out no matter the situation you are in. The last two years at Chemeketa Community College has helped out 2018 McKay-Grad Austin Brown in that aspect of his game…

Cascade’s Winstead Commits To SWOCC For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Last summer’s experience with the Hayesville Hammers has prepared Cascade Senior Jacob Winstead for what is to come this Summer with the Cascade Collegiate League and into the future with Southwestern Oregon Community College entering next year as a Pitcher. Playing with the Hammers, an Independent Baseball team, gave…

Post 20 Finishes 3rd In Heartbreaking Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  The Post 20 Dirtbags have built a program and organization of success over the near-decade the squad has existed in the American Legion Triple-A realm, having only missed the playoffs once over their team history. And for them, to be battling for a spot in the Championship Wednesday…

Withnell Finishes Fourth In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  After a 5-7 start to the season, it was hard to imagine Withnell to even be in this situation battling for a fifth day of the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs. They were one of the Final Four teams in the State of Oregon to be remaining as…

The K-Machine And Post 20 Advances To Final Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  Post 20 did what they needed to do to get to Day 5: Win. After their tough 3-2 loss to Eugene on Day 2, the Dirtbags will have an opportunity for revenge against the Challengers Wednesday with the winner playing one-loss Medford for the American Legion Triple-A crown….

Comeback Complete: Dirtbags Onto Day 4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  It was a matter of time before the offensive support would come around. After scoring four runs and two runs to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs, Post 20 outscored that total Wednesday with a comeback from behind victory over Beaverton 7-6 to get to Day Four…