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…

Mitsuyasu Walks It Off For Willamette Classic Title Over Withnell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With Withnell playing Corvallis and Post 20 the Keizer Crushers Monday into Tuesday, both squads had to dig deep into their pitching staff’s to conserve their top arms for their four-game series the next two days for games that will dictate towards State next month. The Dodgers turned to…

Post 20 Dirtbags Open Willamette Classic With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– The challenge that this year with league is not the typical single and doubleheader but with back-to-back doubleheaders that will tax each every Area-3 team’s pitching staff to the brink this season. After their four-game sweep of Newport over Monday and Tuesday, Post 20 jumped right into the Willamette…

Post 20 Takes Down Medford In Friday Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.—In their first game of the season, Post 20 faced-off against a familiar opponent that has halted their State Championship hopes three times in the last two seasons in the Medford Mustangs. “They’ve beat us the last couple of years so it was good to come out and beat them…

Found Their Missing Piece?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Think about this, the missing piece to the Post 20 Dirtbag squad in 2018 was their pitching. You had Jaret Stewart (Dallas), Kaleb Kantola (Central), Eric Kessler (Dallas) and Braden Allison (West Salem) on the bump in 2018.  Four solid starters for the Dirtbags, but when it came down…

First Day Of Try-Outs For Post 20 Dirtbags

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Medford has been the kryptonite of sorts for the Post 20 Dirtbags the last two years in the American Legion AAA State Playoffs. Two years ago in Klamath Falls the Dirtbags had the five-time State Champions on the ropes in the second-round and on Championship Day in 2017 before…

Chemeketa Rolls Past Walla Walla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Walla Walla threatened late in the first game of the double-header versus Chemeketa Sunday afternoon in the Storm 12-7 victory over the Warriors and led 3-1 after one to start the second game against the Salem-squad. All three of those runs were unearned against West Salem-Grad Cameron Hagan as he…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Kantola Throws Gem In Tough Loss To Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–Kaleb Kantola brought his best stuff to the State tournament Monday night versus Medford. The two teams met twice in last year’s State Tournament that included the Championship Game with the Mustangs eeking out the title in the first game of the Championship Day. But it was 2018, new faces…

Post 20 Bats, Defense Shuts Down Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Its proven as a scientific fact that when you out gas on a fire, you’re in for a show. Through the first two innings of Sunday afternoon’s game versus Corvallis, the Post 20 bats post eight hits that resulted in seven runs with the Dirtbags leading 7-0 after two….

Dirtbags Hold On To Win State Opener 10-8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– The Post 20 Dirtbags defense had to find ways to slow down the surging bats of the Hillsboro Barbers from Area-2 to start the Triple-A State Playoffs at Legion Field Saturday. After taking a 4-0 lead into the third inning, the Barbers challenged Jaret Stewart, Kaden Reid and Kaden…

Post 20 Advances To State Over Doubleheader Win Over North Willamette Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– North Willamette Valley knew they had their hands full when they entered the Triple-A American Legion realm after a successful Single-A campaign that saw NWV reach the Regional Round after winning State in 2017.  But the team consisting of all returning-North Marion High School baseball players for 2019 that…