Withnell Takes Series Over Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWPORT, Ore.– Game 2 of their three-game series with the Mid-Coast Dungies was a step in the right direction Saturday afternoon at Frank Wade Field. The defense was prototypical Withnell Dodger strong; the offense rallied the bats for 17 hits and 13 runs.  Taking the second game in a 13-1, six-inning fashion….

Berries Snap Three-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—The Marion Berries settled in and were ready to play against Estacada Thursday evening. The American Legion Single-A squad that features players from the North Marion High School baseball program had a rocky start to the game with two errors and allowed an early run in their 19-1 victory on…

Crushers-Dodgers Split Wednesday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Clutch seemed to be the word of the day as the Post 58 Crushers and the Withnell Dodgers split their two games Wednesday at Regis High School. Clutch defense in Game 1, the second game of the three-game series, played into the Crushers favor as Cascade’s Grayson Reeder’s clutch…

Dodgers Fall To Challengers 8-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  McKay’s Dillan Brady and Western Christian’s Rylan Webster had kept the hot bats of the Eugene Challengers at bay for the first six innings of the Withnell Dodgers nine-inning game with the Challengers Monday afternoon. The Scot-Pioneer duo had held their Eugene opposition to three-runs on two hits with…

Dodgers Bats Come Alive In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– The offensive reinforcement came through Friday afternoon in the Withnell Dodgers 15-3 win over the Springfield Timbers. Sprague-grad Carson VanKempen hit a solo homerun in the first inning as the Dodgers hung a crooked number in three of the five-innings played at Corvallis High School.  The victory also featured a…

The New Face Of The Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Baseball Coach Kyle Baker knows a thing or two about the American Legion Triple-A level.  About 20 years ago he played for the Mid-Valley Rockets, later the Southpaws. He later coached for the Albany-based team before eventually landing the gig two-years ago as Head Coach of the…

Western Christian’s Webster Last Prep Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s always been a personal community at the Western Christian campus.  From the soccer field down the wood steps.  The packed basketball gym and lining the backstop during baseball and softball games. And the thing too is that they travel too.  Something that stuck out to Senior Rylan Webster….

Dodgers Pull Away In Fifth Inning In 13-4 Win Over North Willamette Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–For the first four innings between Single-A North Willamette Valley of North Marion High School and Triple-A Withell Dodgers, it was a back-and-forth affair. After giving up two quick runs in the top half of the opening frame, NVM settled in defensively as Nic Iliyn tied it at two in…