Titans 14U Strong First Sets Pace Over Vandals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The West Salem Titans 14U squad came out swinging in their single-game match-up Thursday night at Keizer Little League against the NW Vandals 14U.  Forcing the Vandals into four errors in the opening inning, scoring 12 of their 18 runs in the top half of the first inning on…

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…

Burnham Nearly Hits Two Grand Slam’s In Vandals 16’s Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a longtime coming for Payton Burnham when she hit her first home run Saturday evening at Wallace Marine Park for the NW Vandals 16U team.  She’s been wanting to hit one and it finally came during the first inning of their game against the NW Nitro 16A…

NW Vandals 11U Finishes 2nd At West Coast Premier Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The NW Vandals 11U were en fuego entering Sunday’s West Coast Premier Tournament Championship game at the Keizer Little League facility. When they went out to play the Central Oregon Crush, the Vandals collected 54 runs on 43 hits and seven home runs offensively in three games while their…

No Chill. Frost, Vandals Take Salem Invite Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The sun was blaring into their dugout as the temperature hit 100 degrees Sunday afternoon at Wallace Marine Park. Cooling towels around their necks, mask on their faces.  Pounding water and Gatorade like a heavyweight boxer would mid-match. Ridgeview’s and Portland State-commit Allicitie Frost was drenching her head with…

NW Vandals 16U Land Seven Ruthian Blast In Three Wins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It seems as if the Murderers’ Row of the 1927 New York Yankees now have some competition with the NW Vandals 16U softball team. Weird to think about, but the bats of the Vandals have struck gold whenever their bats have made good contact with the ball this Summer….

Vandals 18U Finally Gets Tournament Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  They finally got over the hump.  Third-time is indeed the charm.  The NW Vandals have finally won a Tournament Title. There was no doubt both them and the Eugene Lighting, coming back for a revenge game in hopes to steal two for the NAFA Summer National Tournament Platinum Title…

Vandals Overcome Injuries, Reach Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  They entered the Platinum Bracket Semi-Final round banged up, but they were ready to go. With how the NW Vandals 18U are playing entering the Championship game Sunday afternoon in the NAFA Summer Nationals Tournament, it’s hard to imagine that Thursday’s two losses happened. “As a team I feel…

Back To Their Winning Ways

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  The NW Vandals 18U have a knack of coming back. Banged up and battling through injuries, the 8-7 victory sounded good after finding themselves down 5-0 entering the bottom half of the first inning. During that first inning, what could go wrong, did go wrong.  Bases loaded after the…

NW Vandals 18 Finish Second In Gold Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was progression for the NW Vandals 18U as they once more reached a Tournament Championship game Sunday at Wallace Marine Park, taking on an equally solid Bat Company-Ackerman in the 18U Gold Bracket Title Game. Coming off a great 7-0 win over the Oregon Blaze, where Amity-Grad pitched…

Vandals 12U Goes 2-1 In Grueling Stretch

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Playing morning games are tough.  Mix in playing three games at 8am, 10am and noon and it’s a long day. For the NW Vandals 12U squad, during those three games they went 2-1. Overcoming a slow start in their breakfast game to defeat the Oregon Blaze 11-9.  The bats…

Vandals End Stars ‘n’ Stripes Tournament With Strong Showing

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonal73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– A day after the NW Vandals 16U and 18U squads faced off in the Stripes Bracket Championship, the 14’s joined their older counterparts Sunday when they played in the Blue Bracket Championships at Wallace Marine Park. Coming off holding off a late charge against the Corvallis Lady Knights-Westby 6-4,…