Mitsuyasu Walks It Off For Willamette Classic Title Over Withnell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With Withnell playing Corvallis and Post 20 the Keizer Crushers Monday into Tuesday, both squads had to dig deep into their pitching staff’s to conserve their top arms for their four-game series the next two days for games that will dictate towards State next month. The Dodgers turned to…

Dodgers Storm Past Roadrunners

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The NW Stars know how to hit the ball.  The NW Stars team that played the Post 20 Dirtbags Wednesday showed that while the NW Stars Roadrunners squad playing at Willamette University did the same Thursday against the Withnell Dodgers. The Roadrunners jumped out to a 3-0 lead on…

Willamette Valley Rallies To Defeat Withnell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It seemed like it was the same story different verse for the Withnell Dodgers Friday when they took on Willamette Valley. They led the Titans entering the top of the seventh inning 2-0 when Willamette Valley chipped away at the lead, eventually gaining the lead at 4-2 entering the…

Withnell’s Rally Falls Shy Against Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– The last few games have presented challenges to the depth of the Withnell Dodgers as the graduating Seniors on their roster go out on family vacations and the like with the Dodgers traveling down to Roseburg to play some tournament baseball. In their Tournament opener against Corvallis, Withnell was…

Withnell Falls In Extras To Beaverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a different story for Withnell Wednesday following their big Tuesday win on the road against North Willamette Valley the day before. Missing Michael Soper, Will DeLoretto and Cole Herschbach from Wednesday’s home game versus Beaverton, the Dodgers made do with the athletes they’ve had in their arsenal…

Big Fourth Inning Lifts Dodgers Over North Willamette Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The North Willamette Valley Single-A team had made a game of things entering the fourth inning against the Triple-A Withnell Dodgers Tuesday evening at North Marion High School. The Dodgers had jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first inning. But Brady Hansen showed why…

Dodgers Split With Barbers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It was two vastly different games for the Withnell Dodgers Sunday afternoon at Willamette University. Coming off a 6-4 win over Washington power Vancouver Saturday, the Dodger defense was challenged by the bats of the Portland Barbers in the opener of the doubleheader to close out the weekend. It was…

Hamilton Returns To Dodgers As Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Cole Hamilton found himself in a familiar, yet different role two-and-a-half months removed from Tommy John surgery Thursday afternoon. He was known as a leader for North Salem during his time playing for Chris Lee, but now the 20-year-old who’s healing up after suffering the injury throwing during a drill…

Withnell’s Season Comes To An End Versus Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Jacob Winstead came into the game during the second inning with runners on base with his Withnell Dodgers defense looking to shut down the flood gates that the Corvallis bats had created. After allowing a quick hit, the South Salem-transfer settled in and got outs that included a 1,2,3…

Survive And Advance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Beaverton made it all too interesting entering the fourth inning with their second three-spot of the game in the third inning to cut Withnell’s 7-3 lead to 7-6 to put pressure on the Dodger defense to make plays. Noah Ferguson came in for relief of Cole Herschbach and commanded…

Big Sixth Inning Hurt Withnell In State Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Through the first five pitches of the Withnell-Mid-Valley game the scoreboard looked like a computer code as both sides didn’t permit more than one run each as a Michael Soper solo Home Run tied the game up at 1 entering the sixth inning. “It was a good five innings,…

Dodgers Advance To State In Smoky Grants Pass

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.—It was interesting on how the series between Grants Pass and Withnell happened. Initially, the series was scheduled to be in Grants Pass before heavy smoke from nearby fires forced it up to Swede Johnson Stadium in North Eugene. When they woke up Wednesday morning however, the Dodgers quickly…