Oly’s Go 1-1 In 14A Western Nationals Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Wednesday afternoon’s tough 7-0 pool play defeat to the Silicon Valley Fusion of Mountain View, California was a good learning experience for incoming Silverton freshman McKenzee Petersen. The Oly’s 14U pitcher pitched the final three innings of the 14U Western Nationals Pool Play game, striking out three in the…

Dippel’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  David Dippel has been known for his high-intensity and boisterous personality along the basepaths and in the dugout the past 15 years coaching.  This past Tuesday at the US Cellular Fields was no different. Cheering his NW Vandals 18A team against Oregon Blaze 16A squad in both team’s second…

Embracing The Grind

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  This summer has felt almost like an American Legion Baseball season for incoming West Salem Junior Brooklyn Corliss and the Oregon Blaze 16A with how often they have played.  Corliss joked that she’s been home maybe three nights this month alone as the squad went to Bend, Beaverton, the…

Stayton’s Ritchie Commits To Northwest University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Stayton’s Cedella Ritchie will be joining former Eagle teammate Sydney Maurer at the collegiate level as she had committed to play softball at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington as a utility player. “I’ve always wanted to but now that it’s a reality I think I’m going to have a…

Aftershock Rally, Improves To 3-0 At NAFA Summer Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 NEWBERG, Ore.–  One bad inning almost did the Salem Aftershock 16U squad in their 6-4 victory over NW Thunder 14U squad Friday morning at the Darnell Sports Complex. A series of events that featured four runs scored, three off errors, in a manner of a few pitches had the Aftershock wheeling down…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…

Overcoming The Challenges

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.– The long, quick summer that is Travel Softball has slowly caught up to the Oregon Rebels-Gonzalez team.  With some minor bumps and bruises however, the squad went to work this past weekend on the heels of their five-game journey through the lower bracket of last weekend’s 16A State Bracket,…

Preparing For Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.– Following her first-team Oregon West Conference and second team 4A All State team, Cascade’s Hannah Walliman has been building upon her successful Junior Year in preparation for her Senior Year this Summer playing with the Oregon Rebels 16U-Gonzalez team as a pitcher and Infielder. The 16U Canby Open Scramble gave…

Rebels Rally By Ambush At 16U State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  It was a difference in approach Friday afternoon at Sunset Sports Park in Beaverton for both the Oregon Rebels-Hadden 16U and the Newberg Ambush 16U. The 16A/B State Tournament started and both the Rebels (3-2 to Salem Aftershock) and Ambush (17-11 to Frost Elite-Paige) each dropped tough openers when…

Vasas’ Interesting Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Incoming McNary Junior Lacey Vasas has had a unique past few days.  Splitting time playing in Colorado on June 30 and playing in Salem the past two days with the NW Vandals. In Colorado, playing with the Vandals 18-Gold squad, Vasas pitched five innings with four strikeouts against the…

Rebels Take Seven-Inning Game Over NM Magic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The Oregon Rebels 16U-Hadden team were just hitting their stride entering this past weekend in Colorado when the Firecracker Tournament was canceled three games in. Sitting at 3-0, they were looking to do some serious damage in bracket play when the cancelation came down; but nonetheless the squad carried…

4A Softball All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade fielded six athlete’s on the All-State team and Stayton’s Jade Beaumont was Second-Team All-State Outfielder with Marist, La Grande and Marist collecting much of the first-team selections for the 2021 season. Player of the Year Layla Martinez- Marist Coach Of The Year Stefan Schroffner- Marist Infield First Team Layla Martinez-…