Post 20 Drops Series Opener To Corvallis 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Carlo Cerventas can ball. Of the five hits that the Post 20 Dirtbags collected Monday afternoon against the Corvallis Marketmen, the McKay senior collected three of them.  Going 3-for-3 at the plate in the process in the Marketmen’s 4-0 Area-3 League game at Central High School. “Everyone does their…

Komes, Weeks Leads Dirtbags To Game 1 Win In Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Central-Grad and current Chemeketa Community College pitcher Brandon Komes set the pace for the Post 20 Dirtabgs Monday afternoon at Central High School when they hosted the Las Vegas Aces 18U Gold team for a double header. Komes, pitching the first game, held the Nevada squad scoreless going into the…

Todd’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  2021 West Salem-grad Andrew Todd has returned to the State of Oregon after spending some time in Texas playing baseball with the Texas Post Grad this past season.  The exposure to some good talent at the next level with the likes of Murray State College and Texas Wesleyan, all…

Kicking Off The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The season has finally kicked off for the Post 58 Crushers after back-to-back rains outs postponded their first action of the Summer, while the Post 20 Dirtbags of Monmouth were figuring out what they have in a nice little icebreaking contest Monday evening at Regis High School. For the…

Withnell Takes Area 3 Title With Sweep Over Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a long time coming for Withnell to bring home the Area-3 District Title, but they finally did it.  Sweeping their Marion Bridge rival in the Post 20 Dirtbags in their three-game series the past two days, defeating the Dirtbags 10-0 and 13-2 in the process Thursday at…

Old Friends Having Fun

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Is Father Time really undefeated?  Does the old guy still have a trick or two up his sleeve? Through the first four innings of the Titans-Central game, six if the seven runs came from one of each squad’s alumnus as West led 5-2 over the Panthers. Noah Juarez, on his way…

West Salem’s Arritola, Hagan Going 4-Year Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact.   Pretty astounding thinking about it.  West Salem’s Cameron Hagan and Blake Arritola have been playing together for 15 years, dating back to their days on the Little League sandlots living the baseball dream. They’ve played High School baseball team together with the Titans and followed…

Central’s Mendazona Gearing Up For The Next Chapter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  California baseball is a whole different animal.  The teams, the players, the competition is on a whole different level down in the Golden State and Central-Grad Peter Mendazona adjusted accordingly over the last two years. Playing at Feather River College in Quincy, California, about 83 miles east of Chico,…

Post 20 Finishes 3rd In Heartbreaking Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  The Post 20 Dirtbags have built a program and organization of success over the near-decade the squad has existed in the American Legion Triple-A realm, having only missed the playoffs once over their team history. And for them, to be battling for a spot in the Championship Wednesday…

The K-Machine And Post 20 Advances To Final Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  Post 20 did what they needed to do to get to Day 5: Win. After their tough 3-2 loss to Eugene on Day 2, the Dirtbags will have an opportunity for revenge against the Challengers Wednesday with the winner playing one-loss Medford for the American Legion Triple-A crown….

Dirtbags Lose Close Bout With Eugene

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  If anything, this Day 2 game between Post 20 and the Eugene Challengers was probably the game of the tournament eight games in. The 3-2 Challenger victory wouldn’t ‘pop’ like some of the scores posted entering the third day of the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament, but it…

Post 20 Shuts Door On Willamette Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  There’s no easy teams left at this point in the season.  You have to be tuned in, every pitch and every inning in order to advance. With the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament kicking off Saturday at Kiger Stadium in Southern Oregon, Post 20 held off a late…