Jr. Oly’s, Titans Show Resilience In Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For a young team, it’s good to see the fight and grit that they may possess. With Fall Ball getting under way and the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park wrapping up Monday afternoon, the 14U Bracket third-place game featuring the Jr. Oly’s Pilgrim and the West…

Vandals 18G Scott Finished Third At Wallace

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The only thing that had plagued the promising start by Bend’s Allison Parker in the NW Vandals 18 Gold Scott’s 2-1 defeat against the Red Heat 03 18 was a few unlucky bounces against her defense. Parker and the Vandal defense had kept the Heat’s bats in check the first…

Vasas, Vandals Over Cole’s Blaze United

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole has continued to prove herself as a work-horse in the circle once more as the Oregon Blaze United 18U squad wrapped up pool play at the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. When she entered the game against a hard-hitting NW…

Davis Has A ‘Home Game’ In Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It was a homecoming of sorts for Dallas’ Natalie Davis Friday evening at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. After spending much of the summer playing in Washington, along the Gorge and at the Maple Street Park in Canby with the Gorge Thunder Davis played in the Thunder’s Jag Labor Day…

Ambush Hangs On For 9-7 Win Over NM Magic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  The NM Magic 16U squad had just made the game interesting with two outs on the board against the Newberg Ambush Sunday night at the Crater Fields of the Darnell Sports Complex. It was the first weekend of the Fall Ball Sunday Games and the Ambush had just lived…

Lady Dragons 16U Go 2-0 To Start Fall Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– The Dallas Lady Dragons 16U squad had showed that their bats and pitching were still as strong as they were over the Summer at the 14U-level, winning their two games over Central (17-8) and the West Valley Wardogs (8-1) Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex. They were new…

Seeing Where They’re At

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It’s been six weeks since their last competitive game and it’s their first with the mound three feet further back from the plate as they embark on their first Fall at the 14U level following the summer at 12U. The rust was there when they lined up against their…

Fall Ball Has Arrived

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Fall Ball has arrived. The first round of ballgames took to the Lyle Sports Complex in Dallas Saturday, the start of a two-day round-robin series of games as teams see what they have entering the next few weeks of Fall softball. “It was good to see everybody, meet everybody…

Fall Ball Is Coming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HUBBARD, Ore.–  Fall Ball is coming. As their first game approaches August 30, the NM Magic were holding their try-outs as they break into the 16U realm on the heels of at their 14U summer that ended a few weeks ago. A solid turnout of about 15-18 girls came out to…

Loughary, Oregon Royal Upperclassmen Finish Fourth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The Oregon Royal Upperclassmen squad had just rallied back to tie with the Washington Kelly Tuesday morning at Keizer Little League 2-2. The squad had rally bats, but couldn’t squeeze out their third win in Pool Play as the squad turned and burned for the fourth-fifth place game.  Going…

Back In The Dugout

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  You know when you get Neil Forste as a coach, the 1987 North Marion graduate will be looking for you to step up your game and live up to your potential.  You can see the after-effects of playing for Huskie-legend Randy Brack in his coaching. This summer has been…

Cascade ITE Finished Season With Tourney Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It was their final pair of games Sunday in Dallas at the Lyle Softball Sports Complex. The Cascade ITE squad were looking for a way to end their summer season off right coming off of a Spring in which they didn’t play and a upcoming Spring really uncertain of…