Playing On Opening Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—  McKay and Chemeketa-grad Austin Brown had to slowdown his pitching mechanics to adjust to the new rules this summer prior to the Portland Gherkins Opening Day game with the Portland Pickles Saturday night at North Marion High School. In front him as he entered the 0-0 ballgame with the…

Titans Hit Two Home Runs In Win Over Olympians

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Titans Baseball Club’s three through five hitters went a combined 5-for-8, two home runs and four RBIs Thursday night.  Setting the pace in the Green Machine’s third meeting between themselves and the Olympians Baseball Club of Sprague. Blake Arritola, Noah Juarez and Ben Nagle represented the middle part…

Juarez, Titans Wakes Up Over Connally’s Bandits 6-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Noah Juarez’ laser of an arm from his shortstop position has been known for years as the Chemeketa soon-to-be-sophomore been getting his summer reps in with the Titans Baseball Club.  Showing off the cannon on several occasions in the four games the squad has played this summer. His time…

Pitchers Who Rake

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The cameras come out when the pitcher picks up the bat. Seriously. In a tied ball game, bases loaded for the Titans Baseball Club against the Stayton Bandits, future University of Hawaii pitcher Cameron Hagan came walking out of the dugout with a bat with the game on 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…

Preparing For The Dream

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Chemeketa Freshman and Crescent Valley-grad Ethan Krupp will get a crack at making his hometown team this summer once, and hopefully when, the Corvallis Knights tip off the season here in a few weeks. The Storm pitcher signed to a 10-day contract once the season begins that will feature…

Storm Holds Off Chavez’ Linn-Benton For NWAC South Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central fans know of the potential of Elizabeth Chavez and the talent that she has on the basketball court. The 2019 Panther-grad had two points in the opening half for Linn-Benton in Chemeketa’s stunning win over the Roadrunners 65-60 Wednesday evening at Chemeketa, but in the third quarter of…

Short-Handed Storm Goes 2-1 At Chemeketa Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is always a challenge when you are playing with a short bench. Playing with six girls this weekend for the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament, the Storm tipped off against Treasure Valley looking for their third-straight win after wins against the Simpson University JV squad and Shoreline Community College. And…

Chemeketa Volleyball Takes Rogue To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Volleyball may just be turning the corner coming out of their third NWAC South Region Game to Rogue Community College out of Grants Pass. Having battled through the injury bug, learning a new coaches philosophy in Paul Carter and a tough preseason slate, the Storm caught the Osprey’s…

Chemeketa Drops Final Regular Season Game, Regionals Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The game of baseball can be weird sometimes. For the first five innings in their four-game series finale versus Southwestern Oregon Community College, Banks-graduate Dalton Renne held a perfect game to his name as McNary-Grad’s Josh Benson scored the lone run second inning to hand Chemeketa a 1-0 lead….

Chemeketa Sweeps Clackamas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– At 1-5 in the NWAC South Region standings and on the wrong side of a 4-9 stretch after their 11-1-1 start to the season, Chemeketa baseball needed to pick up some crucial league wins to keep up with the teams in front of them. The Storm rolled in Game…