Ty The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was strange to see McNary-Grad Ty Covalt take to the bump for the second game of Keizer’s doubleheader versus Withnell Monday afternoon. Covalt, who saw a batter in 14U ball on the hill, saw his first action as a pitcher for the Crushers earlier this season as Keizer…

Dirtbags Take Series Over Keizer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Keizer Crushers and their 12 athletes certainly made three of their four-games with Post 20 very competitive this season coming out of the series Tuesday afternoon at Stayton High School. McNary-Grad David Allen and incoming Stayton Junior Danner Salisbury held the bats of the Dirtbags to seven runs…

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…

Brown Helps Keizer Split With Post 20 In Saturday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– The progression of Austin Brown entering Saturday’s second game of the doubleheader has been great dating back to the Fall ball season to start his senior year at McKay High School. “Just building up to it, preparing myself and the main goal is to come out and win 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…

Crushers Cruise To 15-3 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– As his offense’s bats began to warm up to the pitcher they were facing to start the Western Oregon University Tournament, Devon BeDoya was letting his defense work behind him as he challenged Newberg to beat him through his defense behind him. “We got a great defense behind us,…

Corvallis Avoids Sweep, However Keizer Takes Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– It’s tough to beat a team three times in a row let lone two out of three as Keizer had against Corvallis entering the team’s third game of their three-game series at McNary High School Wednesday afternoon. The bats were there as they were the night before with eight hits,…

Crushers Grab Two Wins Over Corvallis Tuesday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– Defense was sound against Corvallis Tuesday, almost incredible to be honest for Keizer with the Crushers opening up their three-game league series on the road. The Gerding Builders are known to smack the tar out of the ball, but David Allen and Wyatt Lyons held Corvallis to three-runs and…

Portland’s Offense Challenged Keizer’s Defense To Start Willamette Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—Frustrations were there defensively to start the Willamette Classic Wednesday when Portland showcased their strong bats and aggressive basepath approach Behind 18 hits and four stolen bases the Barbers made the Keizer Crushers work as they looked for a stop and an answer for the Portland bats Wednesday afternoon. “It…

Mid-Valley Pulls Away From Keizer In First Game Of Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It was one of the first hot days of the season for the Keizer Crushers as they opened up their second league series with the Mid-Valley Southpaws Monday afternoon at McNary High School. With the temperatures in the 80s, Austin Brown was finding ways to keep the Southpaws off…

Dodgers Hold Off Crushers In League Opener 3-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Keizer and Withnell started the league season with a nice little defensive battle at McNary High School Monday afternoon after having to push back the start of the series to Monday after the rain postponed the doubleheader of the series to Monday through Wednesday of this week. But nonetheless,…

Crusher Defense Challenged In Game Versus NW Stars

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.–  After starting the season fantastically on defense Tuesday, the Keizer Crusher defense Thursday started off the same way with David Allen on the bump as Keizer split up the nine-inning game amongst three pitchers on the road once more at Lakeridge High School. Allen, in his three-inning stint,…