McNary’s Covalt Commits To UCC, Allen To Pacific U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The pitcher-catcher relationship is a unique one. Both must work together as one yet can be totally different personality wise David Allen and Ty Covalt fall in that realm as they sat in the College and Career Room at McNary High School.  Covalt is a mellow leader from behind…

Silverton’s Nielsen, Perry Sign To Western Oregon University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Hard work really does pay-off and the reward for it is a true blessing. As the clock hit 12:10pm Wednesday afternoon in the Silverton Library, Will Perry and Levi Nielsen both signed on the dotted-line to play football at Western Oregon University in Monmouth at the NCAA Division-II level….

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Four Huskies Signed LOI Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It is an awesome spectacle to think about, three athletes going in the same grade committing to go to the same college after their prep careers come to a close after this year. North Marion’s Nic Iliyn, Grant and Griffin Henry all found themselves committing to Lower Columbia College…

Silverton’s Bischoff Commits To Yakima Valley College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– It’s weird to think about two weeks ago, the quiet and stern-looking Hunter Runion was committing to MSU-Billings for baseball and now the colorful personality of Owen Bischoff was committing to Yakima Valley College for baseball. Someone comes up for a picture before his signing, “That’ll be five dollars”…

Silverton’s Runion Signs To MSU-Billings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– There are two sides of Silverton’s Hunter Runion. One side is his calm, introvert demeanor that he showed sitting at the desk speaking when he signed his Letter of Intent for his athletic school to NCAA Division-II MSU-Billings and the out-going side as he showed with his friends post-signing,…

South’s Alvarado Commits To Chemeketa CC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The choice to go to Chemeketa Community College was a good choice said Sean Alvarado on his decision to commit to the Storm beyond this season at South Salem as the Senior Saxon hopes the two-years beyond this season will help him develop more into a strong baseball player….

Sprague’s Soper Plays In Academic Game, North’s Tsukamaki Hits Home Run

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Wash.–  With the summer baseball coming to a close in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, ballplayers from  the States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah converged at Forst Borst Park to go through the Baseball Northwest bracket play. To start on Friday, the student-part of student-athlete was on full force. …

Dodgers Avoid Sweep, Beat Mid-Valley 6-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The doubleheader didn’t necessarily to plan, but the Withnell Dodgers go into their day off before their non-league doubleheader with the East County squad out of Gresham Friday at 2pm. In their first game against the Mid-Valley Southpaws of the doubleheader, one inning was the difference maker in the…

Gilbert, Big Sixth Inning Sets Pace For Crushers In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—Following a freshman season at Pacific University that saw him work his way up from the Junior Varsity squad to getting his first Varsity start in 2018, Josiah Gilbert has been spotted sporting a Keizer Crusher uniform off-and-on this summer.  Wednesday was one of those games that Gilbert made an…

Unique Ending In Salem Baseball Academy’s 3-2 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.—It was an unique way to end the game versus the Lakeside Recovery for the Salem Baseball Academy Tuesday afternoon at PK Park. The defense gave their offense an opportunity entering the bottom of the seventh inning with the game knotted up at two apiece with strong pitching from starting…