West Avoids Sweep. STP’s Herbie, Santiam’s Sendlinger Honored

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  It was a good reunion of three former competitors, four if you include the Coach on the field, of the old Tri-River League baseball teams Sunday afternoon on the turf at Linfield College. St. Paul’s Justin Herberger and Kennedy’s Angel De La Rosa, who weren’t at Saturday’s doubleheader at…

Kennedy Advances To 2A/1A State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– With two strong defenses going up against each other for a spot in the 2A/1A State Title Game, it came down to one-hit that helped lift Kennedy over North Douglas to go to the Title Game Friday. Matter of fact, the 1-0 result was unique in that the…

OWC Baseball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is the Oregon West Conference.  Newport’s Jacob Dobmeier and Taylor Plesha won Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year while Sweet Home’s Colton Smith won Player of the Year. Oregon West Conference First Team Pitcher Jacob Dobmeier Newport Senior Pitcher Colton Smith Sweet Home Senior Infield Mike Slater…

North Salem Hands Lee Final Home Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It was quite possibly the last time that the North Salem home crowd would get to see Chris Lee coach a home game after 20 years at the helm of the Vikings baseball program. Following his announcement earlier this week of his departure from the baseball program he’s been the…

Santiam Snaps 24-Year Playoff Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It has been 24 years since the last time Santiam baseball entered the State Playoffs when the 1995 Wolverines reached the 2A/1A State Quarterfinals before falling to North Douglas 1-0. Prior to that postseason journey, it was 1973 where the then-Class A Santiam Wolverines reached the State Semi-Final round…

Central Signs Nine Athletes In Tuesday’s Signing Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  The four senior baseball players sitting awaiting to sign their Letter of Intents Tuesday afternoon in the gym at Central High School have seen a lot. Three head coaches in three years, the third being current Head Coach Tom Roberts last season when they were Juniors, they’ve stuck with…

Amity Advances In League Playoffs With Scio Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was as complete of a game you could ask for to start the 3A Special District 1 League Playoffs for Amity Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors defense limited Scio’s offense to four runs, three coming in the bottom of the sixth inning, in Amity’s 16-4 victory to advance to…

West Salem Starts ‘Tune-Up’ Week With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—With the league season now over, there’s an empty week to play some extra tune-up games leading into the postseason for the West Salem Titan Baseball team. In their first of three games this week against Lincoln, a 6-4 victory, the bats started strong to help support their pitcher in…

League Champs! South Sweeps Mt. View To Win Title Outright

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The pursuit of their first league title since 2012 wasn’t that easy under the 90-degree heat Friday afternoon in their doubleheader sweep of Mountain View late in the season. But as Elijah Enomoto-Haole polished off a three-strikeout save with the bases loaded of the Cougars in the 9-8 win…

CV’s Neff Throws Silverton Off Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Former Dallas Head Coach and current Crescent Valley assistant and pitching coach Scot McDonald knew he needed to challenge the bats of the Silverton in the bottom of the first inning. By the end of the first inning of the Raiders 9-5 victory Crescent Valley led 6-4, but the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honoree’s For May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem), The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on…

Salem Academy Holds Off Scio’s Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  With second through fourth-place in the 3A Special District 1 standings separate by a game-, game-and-a-half, the last few league games are as important as the next. Salem Academy, sitting a half-game behind the Loggers for second-place in the league standings, a win would definitely put them in favorable…