Ferguson’s Dedication

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem-grad Noah Ferguson definitely put pen to paper, finishing his bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Economics in a mere three years.  All while playing baseball at Pacific Lutheran University over that span. A remarkable feat considering he steadily picked up innings along the way the…

Ferguson To PLU, Brown To Oregon St.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Fourth-grade was the first time that South Salem’s Ryan Brown and Noah Ferguson played with one another, but they’ve been playing against each other dating back to when both were in the first grade. And so, it wasn’t surprising that when it came down to them signing their Letter…

Ol’ Lefty Strikes Out 17 As Scio Defeats Jefferson, Scio Softball 10-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Whenever Caleb Clevenger has stepped on the dirt mound in 2017, the senior has been out-right dominate. Entering Friday’s PacWest Game versus Jefferson, the senior was 2-2 on the season but that’s not the story in itself.  It’s here: In 20.2 innings entering Friday’s game, Clevenger complied 33 strikeouts…

Cuanas’ No-Hitter Vs Scio And The Connection

By Jeremy McDonald SCIO, Ore.–  Coming out for the fifth-inning up 14-0 on Scio, there was something special going on in favor of Salem Academy. Gabe Cuanas had a no-hit, no-walk game going with two outs on the board and there were nerves there during that inning. “I wasn’t trying to thinking about it honestly,…

Santiam’s Season Comes To An End

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRAL POINT, Ore.–  It was a season to remember for the Santiam Senators. Entering the State Playoffs, they were 16-10 and finished second in the Area 2 standings, second to North Marion. Though they lost and were eliminated in Day 2 of the playoffs to those same Huskies they played twice…

Comets Win Overshadows Gieselman’s Performance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– One inning changed it all for the Boys in Red. Entering the fourth inning, Santiam were in a 1-0 hole versus Central Point with Brandon Gieselman having four strikeouts and the defense turning a double play. Then, as if something out of the ordinary occurred, unnatural of the…

Gieselman’s Final Haul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRAL POINT, Ore.–  The Diesel Train is beginning preparations for it’s possible last long haul this week in Central Point’s Anhorn Park. Through his quiet nature, Brandon Gieselman has been an natural leader for the Santiam Senators Single-A baseball team that helped the Senators go from a handful of wins in…

Playoff Preview: Santiam Opens Playoffs Vs Central Point in CP

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  As they worked on fielding, relay throws, bullpen and hitting, the boys of the Santiam Senators were hard at work preparing for their appearance in the eight-team Single-A State Playoffs at Central Point. The journey for the 16-10 Senators have been interesting to this point.  They more than quadruple their…

Santiam Bats Account For 26 Runs Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  Santiam’s bats have awoken from it’s deep slumber Monday afternoon against Madison in the Northeast corner of the Rose City. In a little over ten-and-a-half innings, the Senators exploded for 26 runs while their already stout defense held the Senators of Madison to three runs during that span. “It’s…

Santiam In Playoffs Behind Giesel the Diesel and Defense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com THE DALLES, Ore.–  It didn’t take long for the Santiam Senators put aside Friday’s loss to North Marion Saturday over the hill along the Columbia River. In fact, their defense resembled that from their Thursday’s game versus West Linn and their bats were clutch as they swept of HRVHS Carson Oilers…

Henry, Huskies Hold On Late For Sweep Of Senators

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  North Marion’s Griffin Henry was on a mission Friday evening versus Santiam as both team’s battled for the first-place position in the American Legion Zone 2 Single A standings. Despite giving up a few free bases, the soon-to-be sophomore struckout 11 with a strong defense behind him as his…

Clevenger’s 7Ks Help Senators Sweep West Linn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald72@gmail.com WEST LINN, Ore.– They knew they wanted to win.  They also knew they needed to win to keep up with North Marion and hold off West Linn. In Thursday’s game against the West Linn Lions, the Santiam Senators did just that in a thrilling 6-4 fashion to remain even with the…