Bittersweet Ending

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The emotions were high for Stayton-graduate Jade Beaumont and the NW Vandals 18A-Dippel squad Saturday afternoon at the US Cellular Fields in South Medford. It was a bittersweet way to end the 18A Western Nationals after they wheeled off two stellar victories to get to the 1pm game against the…

Vandals 14U-Oliver Goes 1-1 In First Day Of Bracket Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The defense of the NW Vandals 14U-Oliver team came through in the clutch in their bracket opener Friday afternoon at Wallace Marine Park against the Foothill Gold Jason squad from Sacramento. After surrendering eight runs Thursday in pool play, the Vandals defense settled in their 13-0 shutout victory to open bracket…

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…

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…

Youth Sports Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Softball Jr. Olys 14U-Pligirm.  Greyson Glivinski hit a home run against the Hillsboro Diamonbacks 14A while going 6-for-13 with 4RBI’s.  McKenzee Peterson struck out 13 in 13 innings. Silver Foxes 10U-Meraz-  Iyana C and Taylor B. hit home runs for the Silver Foxes this weekend as the squad went 3-1 on…

Local Travel Ball Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.– The only thing that could stop the 2021 Region 9 Gold Qualifiers -16 & 18 tournament this weekend was that Oregon Spring weather. Sunday was ‘Championship’ day on the heels of a beautiful Saturday that saw 11 18U teams and nine 16U teams battling it out for a chance…

Preparing For Her Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Jade Beaumont remembered dropping back to the center field fence against Philomath her sophomore year on April 19, 2019 and chasing after a fly-ball against the two-time Oregon West Conference.  She went up and caught it as she approached the fence and the deep part of Center Field. “Nobody…

Big Red And NW Vandals 16’s Take Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– The NW Vandals 16U squad made the most of their final three games of the Fall Season, playing team ball to the USA Softball Fall Classic Lower Bracket Gold Championship Sunday night at US Cellular Softball Fields in South Medford. The last two games, led by the arm of…

Abbi Road

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Right as the rain arrived at the US Cellular Fields in South Medford, McNary Senior Abbi Covalt sent out a second-pitch three-run homerun for the NW Vandals 18G-Scott’s squad in their 2-1 day in the USA Softball Fall Classic. It was one of four hits that Covalt had on…

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…