South Salem’s Alvarado Selected To National Power Showcase

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Danny Alvarado is one of two Oregonian’s selected to participate in the fifth-annual National Power Showcase Home Run Derby and All-American Classic here in November. The event, taking part between November 6 and 8 at the Texas Rangers brand new billion-dollar stadium, Globe Life Field, features some…

West Salem’s Arritola, Hagan Going 4-Year Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact.   Pretty astounding thinking about it.  West Salem’s Cameron Hagan and Blake Arritola have been playing together for 15 years, dating back to their days on the Little League sandlots living the baseball dream. They’ve played High School baseball team together with the Titans and followed…

Working On His Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Pitching is a mental game.  You got to get out of your way and just focus on getting the next out no matter the situation you are in. The last two years at Chemeketa Community College has helped out 2018 McKay-Grad Austin Brown in that aspect of his game…

Cascade’s Winstead Commits To SWOCC For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Last summer’s experience with the Hayesville Hammers has prepared Cascade Senior Jacob Winstead for what is to come this Summer with the Cascade Collegiate League and into the future with Southwestern Oregon Community College entering next year as a Pitcher. Playing with the Hammers, an Independent Baseball team, gave…

Post 20 Finishes 3rd In Heartbreaking Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  The Post 20 Dirtbags have built a program and organization of success over the near-decade the squad has existed in the American Legion Triple-A realm, having only missed the playoffs once over their team history. And for them, to be battling for a spot in the Championship Wednesday…

Withnell Finishes Fourth In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  After a 5-7 start to the season, it was hard to imagine Withnell to even be in this situation battling for a fifth day of the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs. They were one of the Final Four teams in the State of Oregon to be remaining as…

The K-Machine And Post 20 Advances To Final Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  Post 20 did what they needed to do to get to Day 5: Win. After their tough 3-2 loss to Eugene on Day 2, the Dirtbags will have an opportunity for revenge against the Challengers Wednesday with the winner playing one-loss Medford for the American Legion Triple-A crown….

Comeback Complete: Dirtbags Onto Day 4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  It was a matter of time before the offensive support would come around. After scoring four runs and two runs to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs, Post 20 outscored that total Wednesday with a comeback from behind victory over Beaverton 7-6 to get to Day Four…

Danny Alvarado Launches Two Home Runs In Withnell Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  There was a sense of respect when the other team intentionally walks you, but you also know that you got to take your hacks when you need to. Withnell’s Danny Alvarado, known for his power at South Salem, was intentionally walked in his first at-bat and was a…

Dirtbags Lose Close Bout With Eugene

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  If anything, this Day 2 game between Post 20 and the Eugene Challengers was probably the game of the tournament eight games in. The 3-2 Challenger victory wouldn’t ‘pop’ like some of the scores posted entering the third day of the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament, but it…

Dodgers Drop Day 2 Game Versus Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  This is why you have two cracks at it for moments like this. It was a tough way to start their game against the five-time defending State Champions Medford.  Forgettable honestly as an incredibly tight strike-zone, resulting in a 65-pitch first inning, allowed the Mustangs to plate eight-runs…

Withnell Pulls Away From Beaverton 9-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  The series between Beaverton and Withnell this season had been close games when the two squads met in the opening round of the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs with the Dodgers 9-6 win on June 22 being the largest margin of win this season. And for the first…