Wrapping Up The Summer Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The very active Summer for incoming Kennedy senior Ethan Kleinschmit is in its twilight as he found himself pitching in the annual Baseball Northwest showcase Saturday afternoon up at Evergreen High School.  After an rough start to his four inning start against the Washington Metro East squad, Kleinschmit pitching for…

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…

Building Momentum For College Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  West Salem-grad Brody McMullen had himself a good summer with the Salem Withnell Dodgers going into his freshman year with Linn-Benton Community College.  A Summer of pitching that featured an 89-pitch, nine strikeouts against Fairfield of California in June and had a six-and-a-third innings of work against the Hillsboro…

Dodgers Closes Out Season In Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– The Sprague young guns of Brady Muth and Hayden Laudette had themselves a game against the Sherwood Lobos Monday afternoon as the Salem Withnell Dodgers closed out the season Monday afternoon. For Muth, the incoming senior had the two extra base hits for the Dodgers with a bases-loaded triple…

Crushers End Season Against Challengers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmai.com ROSEBURG, Ore.- It was a tough way to end the season, but at least they broke the playoff drought. Playing three-straight days of high intensity baseball is tough and fatigue had sunk in for the Post 58 Crushers against the defending State Champions in the Emerald Challengers Sunday morning in one…

Crushers Fall In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers had the daunting task of taking on a Hillsboro Barbers team that had only lost eight times in 39 games and are front-runners for the American Legion Triple-A State Title going into the Field of eight Saturday morning. But even with that kind of pressure to…

Post 20’s Season Ends In Heartbreaking Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Through all the adversity, the Post 20 Dirtbags had a chance to do some damage down to their final out of the season. Central’s Malachi McCormick slowed the Lobos bats in the 31 pitches the Panther-grad pitched after the Lobos rallied from 3-1 down to take a 5-3 lead…

Crushers Advance To Legion State For First Time Since 2013

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The drought is over for the Post 58 Crushers.  After nine long years, the Crushers are back in the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament. And it doesn’t surprise no one in the Crusher dugout that the guy leading them to the bracket for the first time since that season…

Leming’s Performance Lifts Crushers Over Dirtbags

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  As cheesy as it sounds, but a good pitching performance is only good if the pitcher’s defense backs them up.  And Stayton’s Cody Leming had just that. In his five-innings, the incoming Eagle senior threw only 50 pitches in his five-inning performance that resulted in Post 58’s `12-0 win…

Withnell Dodgers Repeat As League Champs

By Jeremy McDOnald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– The Withnell Dodgers did it again. After winning the American Legion Triple-A American Legion Area-3 Title last Summer, the Withnell Dodgers picked up the title once more Saturday afternoon following their 11-3 win over the Corvallis Marketmen. The win however, came in Game 2 of the doubleheader on this…

Crushers Split With Eastside

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– After a rough start to their doubleheader to the Portland Eastside Saturday afternoon, the Post 58 Crushers responded well with a 12-8 victory over the Area-2 team following their 11-2 defeat to start the day. Western Christian’s Owen Stalnaker led the offense with 4RBI’s and Stayton’s Cody Leming drove…

Post 20 Dirtbags Take Series Over Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–¬† The Post 20 Dirtbags picked up their second Area-3 league series win of the season following¬†their 4-3 win over the Mid-Coast Dungies Tuesday afternoon at Central High School. On the heels of their ten-inning victory Monday in Newport, the Dirtbags bounced carried that momentum in Tuesday’s doubleheader as Central’s…