Valley’s Clutch Hits Slips By Stayton’s Stout Defense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Plays were made Tuesday evening at Holland Youth Park that could land themselves on Sportscenter Top 10. From the Stayton Bandit’s Wyatt Connally’s line-out and tag out at first for a double play, to Valley’s Ricky Alvarado’s two-run home run in Valley’s 3-0 win, the roughly 90-minute game was…

Final Time In The Uniform

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– In the twilight of their High School Prep careers, they get to wear the uniform one last time. South Salem’s Julius Scott had tied the game up in the top half of the first inning as a member of Team Lincecum Saturday night at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. The RBI…

Team Crawford Rallies By Team Vogelsong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Baker’s Sam McCauley was the spark plug for the Team Vogelsong to start the 2020 Baseball Senior Day Games Friday afternoon at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. As Vogelsong jumped out to a 6-1 lead over Team Crawford, McCauley started the game with two doubles and would end the game going…

Muth Strikes Out 17 In Olys Win Over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Jackson Muth struck out 17 batters in a seven-inning game Thursday night at Holland Youth Park. There’s only 21 outs.  Mathematically, Muth owned 80-percent of the outs of the Olympian Baseball Club’s 6-2 victory over the Stayton Bandits in a complete-game effort. “I just wanted to attack with my…

Central Rallies To Defeat Stayton In Extra’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When Central’s Isaac White came in for relief for Brandon Komes in the fourth inning, the Panthers had just cut into the Stayton Bandits 3-0 lead.  Getting a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third to break Jared Mitchell’s shutout bid going into the back-half of the game….

Nease’s Bandits Takes Battle With Hassoun’s Olympians

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was pressure entering the fourth inning between the Olympian Baseball Club of Sprague and the Stayton Bandits Saturday night to close out a long day of baseball at Holland Park off of Cordon. Brett Hassoun of the Olys and Aaron Nease of the Bandits led their men to…

Bandits, Valley End In Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a tough way to end a great game, but they’ll get to fight for another day. In a preview for what is to come this summer, the Stayton Bandits and Valley Baseball Club battled to a 3-3 tie Thursday afternoon as both teams play again Saturday afternoon…

Stayton Finishes Valley Burner 1-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CALDWELL, Idaho.–  Baseball can be weird sometimes.  Just as soon as you think it’s going your way, the game reminds you how tough it is. Stayton entered Sunday’s Valley Burner tournament finale against the Regin with some good forward momentum coming off of their opening game against Ridge Friday afternoon and…

Bandits Bat’s Come On Late Against Utah’s Ridge Baseball Club

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NAMPA, Idaho.–  The sounds of baseball are back.  The Stayton Bandits had to go cross state boarders to do so, but Friday afternoon in the Mountain Time Zone the Bandits delivered their first pitch of the summer season against Ridge of Utah. The rust was there of course as evident with…

The Last Go-Around

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  For the Seniors coming from Cascade, Stayton and Regis, the second wind of life they’re getting entering next weekend in Boise, Idaho is closure to a tough Spring and a tough way to end their High School careers. The amount of games are uncertain at this time with at…

Bandits Finding A Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Boys of Summer are back. As the weekend comes to a close Sunday, the Stayton Bandits converged on Turner City Park for one of their first practices of the summer season.  12 kids were out in the afternoon sun knocking off the cobwebs from the quarantine for the…

Regis Baseball Honors Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—When the OSAA decision came down the pipe that Spring will be canceled, Regis Head Coach Kyle Baker jumped right into action. The Rams Head Coach wanted to find someway to honor his five Seniors for their hard work and sacrifice. “When the OSAA made the final decision, I decided…