Jr. Oly’s 14U Pilgrim Go 3-0 On Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The trick at the back-end of a triple-header is how to dig deep and find that other gear. For the Jr. Oly’s 14U Pilgrim, they were in the wrapping up their 3-0 day at Wallace Marine Park in Pool play of the Jag Labor Day Classic having coming off…

Ambush Rallies, Holds Off NM Magic 06

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  You saw the game-experience with the NM Magic 06 14U as they looked to rebound after their close loss to the Seattle FP Club 4-2 Sunday morning in the Newberg Father’s Day Tournament. Playing against the Newberg Ambush 14U, playing in their first tournament of the year this weekend,…

Tough Defensive Battle To End Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  It all you could hoped for.  A 2-0 14U game that felt like a High School playoff game to end the day. The NM Magic 06 14U found themselves on the losing end of one of the most intense games them or the Oregon Thunder 14U probably played this summer, …

NM Magic 06’s Defense Holds Strong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Ava Shaffer came in focused and ready to go in the NM Magic 06 14U pool play opener against the Oregon Wild Wild 06 14U in the Newberg Father’s Day Tourney at Jaquith Park Friday night. Through the first seven outs, Shaffer owned five strikeouts as her offense backed…

Vasas, Burnham Leads Vandals 14U Defensive Charge Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Pitching and defense helped the NW Vandals 14U rebound after a tough first game Monday morning against the Bandits in the opening round of the 16/18U Gold Bracket-play. Even in that opener, the opening four innings of Alli Parker’s start were strong as the Vandals and Bandits were knotted…

Scio Lady Loggers Gearing Up For The Postseason

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– There was a reason to the maddness of facing a Top 10 4A team in Junction City Friday for the Scio Softball team: Preparation for the postseason. As the Lady Tigers play host to Gladstone to open the 4A playoffs, seeing the good pitching and a good team from…

Eye Opening Game For Scio Softball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Thursday’s game versus Jefferson was probably as close as a shell-shock as you can probably get if your the Lady Loggers of the Scio Softball team. By the end of the second inning and up 10-2 on the Lady Lions, it seemed as if the Loggers were on the…

Scio Softball Starts Big Week With A Big Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  For Scio Softball, it was another playoff-isc big game versus a Top-Five team in Dayton on the road. It took just five innings for Lady Loggers to find their bats and showcase them as many times this season, but getting to that point took some work. Early on, it…

North Marion Softball Gets Win #1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– It was a long-time coming for the North Marion Lady Huskies.  All too long. The last time North Marion won was on May 18,2016 versus La Grande to break into the Field of 16, and nearly a year later, they finally got their next one. But how? The game…

Taste Of Postseason In the Regular Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– The history between Scio and Rainier has been an interesting one since the 2014-2015 season With most of these seniors/juniors on this years squad’s were freshman/sophomore that first year, the Columbians have been dominating the series entering Monday’s big game winning the last four dating back to those junior’s…

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…

Cascade Holds Off Stayton Softball, Cougs Baseball Wins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– In the early going, it seemed like it was if Stayton was following the rhythm that their bats made Monday versus Philomath two innings into their game versus Cascade up 3-0. “It felt good to come out  on fire and just to get ahead,” said Stayton’s Kelsie Walker, who…