Ferguson’s Dedication

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem-grad Noah Ferguson definitely put pen to paper, finishing his bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Economics in a mere three years.  All while playing baseball at Pacific Lutheran University over that span. A remarkable feat considering he steadily picked up innings along the way the…

Linn-Benton Sweeps Chemeketa To Open Season 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The Linn-Benton Community College baseball team picked up from where they left off from their 30-9 Spring season with a four-game sweep of Chemeketa Community College in both teams’ opening weekend of the season. Hitting was there.  The Roadrunnners produced 27 runs while their defense held the Storm to three…

Patterson Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER Ore.—Playing in the Mountain Valley Conference the past few years have been something out of the ordinary. For 2020 McNary-grad Ethan Patterson, his fondest memory playing against the studs in the league came when he hit two home runs against West Salem and the tough competition he faced with South…

Arritola Makes Debut For Portland Gherkins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  A new face joined the Portland Gherkins Tuesday afternoon at Bob Brack Stadium at North Marion High School. “Leading off from the University of Jamestown:  Blake Arritola.” Donning the light blue number eight, with his Chemeketa Community College batting helmet on, the future Jimmie outfield walked up for his…

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…

Central’s Mendazona Gearing Up For The Next Chapter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  California baseball is a whole different animal.  The teams, the players, the competition is on a whole different level down in the Golden State and Central-Grad Peter Mendazona adjusted accordingly over the last two years. Playing at Feather River College in Quincy, California, about 83 miles east of Chico,…

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…