Last Few Hacks Of Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ORTLAND, Ore.–  South Salem-Grad and former Chemeketa first baseman Kaiden Doten is entering the twilight of his baseball career with at least four more games left with the Portland Gherkins.  Three regular season games and at least one in the four-team Wild Wild West League. Baseball has been his life, having played it…

Improving On Their Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– There was a sense of familiarity the last two days for Sprague-graduate Michael Soper, playing against some familiar faces in Medford playing the Medford Rogues. Playing with the Willamette Wild Bills summer baseball team, the incoming second-year Linn-Benton Infielder played against teammates in Ruben Cedillo and Emiliano Alacron, both…

Sprague’s Lampe Commits To MHCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Sprague-graduate Rory Lampe draws similarities between the Olympian baseball program that Luke Buccheit has ran the past few seasons Lampe has donned the Orange and Black to his new home up in Gresham with Bryan Donahue’s Mount Hood Community College program. Saying that Donahue is a nose to the…

Withnell Finishes Sixth At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Salem Academy’s Brandon Reed showcased his pitching ability Monday afternoon in the Withnell Dodger season-closing defeat to the Portland Barbers at Champion Car Wash Field. After a less-than-ideal first inning that saw the Barbers plate two quick runs in their 6-2 victory, Reed settled in and found his zone…

Strother Sets Up Brenneman’s Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.—Grant Strother is going to be a dude for the Sprague Baseball team this next Spring as a Junior. All the reps over the Spring and Summer led to this critical point in the Withnell Dodger season.  Facing elimination against the Springfield Timbers Sunday morning, Strother entered the game in…

Withnell Falls In State Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodger defense held the powerhouse Eugene offense to three runs in the Dodgers 3-0 defeat to the Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs Saturday. The Sprague Trio of Jack Muth at pitcher, Eli Lowe at third and Taylor Brennaman in Right Field, the three set…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…

Crushers Finish Third In Area 3, Play-In Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit showed off why he was a reliable arm for the Trojans this past season Monday afternoon for the Post 58 Crushers. Going up against some 5A talent, the 2A pitcher matched Corvallis’ Garrett  Holpuch’s complete game performance while striking out five in the Crushers 2-1 defeat…

Bandits Takes Victory From Redmond 12-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Incoming Regis Sophomore Max Eaton was on a rail Sunday afternoon at Regis High School for the American Legion Single-A Silver Falls Bandits.  With his Ricky Vaughn look on the bump, Eaton struck out nine Redmond batters in six innings in the Bandits 12-2 win in six innings. “Just…

Crushers Fall In Series Opener with Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With the regular season and the Area-3 League Season drawing to a close it was as you were expecting when the Post 58 Crushers and the Mid-Coast Dungies of Newport started their three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Regis High School. The Crushers, along with Corvallis and Withnell, are battling…

Crushers Wrap Up Bend Trip With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  With two league series coming up with the Mid-Coast Dungies (Wednesday-Thursday) and Corvallis (Monday-Tuesday), their 7-0 win over the Boss Baseball Club at Bend High School gave the Post 58 Crushers some needed momentum going back into league. “Energy is huge no matter what game you’re playing.  We need…

Berries Snap Three-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—The Marion Berries settled in and were ready to play against Estacada Thursday evening. The American Legion Single-A squad that features players from the North Marion High School baseball program had a rocky start to the game with two errors and allowed an early run in their 19-1 victory on…