Old Friends Having Fun

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Is Father Time really undefeated?  Does the old guy still have a trick or two up his sleeve? Through the first four innings of the Titans-Central game, six if the seven runs came from one of each squad’s alumnus as West led 5-2 over the Panthers. Noah Juarez, on his way…

Gherkins Pitchers Combined For 14K’s In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The Portland Gherkins may have found a perfect combinations of pitchers in the Wild Wild West League Sunday. The trio of Cameron Hagan (West Salem), Kaleb Kantola (Central) and Carl Rumbaugh (McNary) combined for 14 strikeouts against the Gresham GreyWolves at Bob Brack Stadium in the Gherkins 5-4 win…

Bateman, Central Grabs Win Over Boyles Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first three-and-a-half innings of Tuesday’s Central and Stayton Bandits game, there was only one hit in the Panthers 6-3 victory at Holland Youth Park.  The hit came from a double by Cameron Ordway in the bottom of the first inning. It was 1-0 going into the fifth,…

New Faces Help Gherkins To First-Ever Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was one of those type of games in which something good was bound to happen. In a tough start to the season for the Portland Gherkins, who enter their Friday afternoon game with the Gresham Greywolves 0-3, it hasn’t been necessarily smooth sailings down 4-3 to the ‘Wolves…

Central Rallies To Defeat Stayton In Extra’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When Central’s Isaac White came in for relief for Brandon Komes in the fourth inning, the Panthers had just cut into the Stayton Bandits 3-0 lead.  Getting a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third to break Jared Mitchell’s shutout bid going into the back-half of the game….

Showcasing Her Versatility

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– It has been an interesting Summer for Central’s Peyton Foreman. Nearly a month ago, June 27, the incoming Panther Junior was playing for the Bat Company Benson 16U squad in a game against the NW Vandals 16U at the softball fields at Keizer Little League in Keizer.  But with…

Muth, Olympians Defeats Central 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just hours before helping the Olympian Baseball Club to a 5-2 win over the Central Baseball Club with his 1-for-2, 2RBI day Wednesday evening at Holland Youth Park, Sprague’s Jackson Muth committed to Linn-Benton Community College for baseball. “It’s pretty special just knowing that it takes a lot of…

Titans Hang On To Defeat Central 7-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It went from good to bad in a hurry for the Titan Baseball Club Saturday afternoon at Holland Youth Park in their 7-4 win. For the first four innings of the contest, Titan-grad Cameron Hagan was riding high with an four-inning, nine-strikeout, no-hit outing to help pace the Titans…

Stayton’s Bats Roar Alive Once More In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Bats.  They are sick.  Not anymore Jobu. Hopefully. The bats were indeed sick entering their second doubleheader game against the Ole Athletics Saturday, but as they looked to the Voodoo Emperor in Jobu to cure their bat illness, the bats arrived Saturday in their 9-6 win to close out…

NW Vandals 18 Finish Second In Gold Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was progression for the NW Vandals 18U as they once more reached a Tournament Championship game Sunday at Wallace Marine Park, taking on an equally solid Bat Company-Ackerman in the 18U Gold Bracket Title Game. Coming off a great 7-0 win over the Oregon Blaze, where Amity-Grad pitched…

Central Over Stayton For First Win Of Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central got the band back together in a sense. When Wyatt Bateman delievered the first pitch against the Stayton Bandits Wednesday afternoon at Holland Park, Panther-grads Connor Laeng and Ruben Cedillo stood at third and first base respectively.  Donning the Central uniform for the first-time since the 2019 5A…

Hyre, Vandals 18U Belt Five Homers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Fourth of July just right around the corner, the NW Vandals 18U squad brought out the fireworks in the Stars ‘n’ Stripes opening day Friday morning with their bats. The Vandals, in their first day back on the diamond, launched five home runs in pool play; three…