Dodgers Snaps Four-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodgers closed out their five-game Medford roadstand with some positive momentum going into their Area-3 league series with Newport. Coming off of four tough games in the Coach K Memorial Tournament this past weekend, the Salem-based squad were looking to end on a high-note following how those first…

Crushers, Dodger Split Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Wednesday’s series finale should be a doozy after how the Salem Withnell Dodgers and the Post 58 Crushers played Tuesday at Regis in their doubleheader. With how well each team pitched, Post 58 with Caleb Boyles (Cascade) and Nick Frith (Stayton) to the Dodgers Grant Strother (Sprague) and Eli…

Dodgers Fall To Challengers 4-3, 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  After a slow start to his outing Monday night at the Hamlin Sports Complex in Springfield in which he, and the Withnell Dodger defense surrendered an early run in Game one of their doubleheader with the Emerald Challengers, West Salem’s Brody McMullen settled in.  The recently graduated Titan pitcher…

Sprague’s Lowe, Withnell Open Season Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Sprague’s Eli Lowe showed toughness coming down the stretch of the Withnell Dodgers 2-1 defeat to Moundtime to start the Dodgers 50-plus game Summer Schedule this season. With an out in the top half of the seventh, Lowe took a laser off the bat to his gloved hand that flung…

Strother The Workhorse

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Ever since last Spring when he was in Texas, Sprague’s Grant Strother has been building to this moment. Through Summer ball with the Withnell Dodgers American Legion squad, through Fall Ball and going through this season has led the Olympian junior to an interesting result going into the second…

Withnell Finishes Sixth At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Salem Academy’s Brandon Reed showcased his pitching ability Monday afternoon in the Withnell Dodger season-closing defeat to the Portland Barbers at Champion Car Wash Field. After a less-than-ideal first inning that saw the Barbers plate two quick runs in their 6-2 victory, Reed settled in and found his zone…

Strother Sets Up Brenneman’s Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.—Grant Strother is going to be a dude for the Sprague Baseball team this next Spring as a Junior. All the reps over the Spring and Summer led to this critical point in the Withnell Dodger season.  Facing elimination against the Springfield Timbers Sunday morning, Strother entered the game in…

Withnell Falls In State Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodger defense held the powerhouse Eugene offense to three runs in the Dodgers 3-0 defeat to the Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs Saturday. The Sprague Trio of Jack Muth at pitcher, Eli Lowe at third and Taylor Brennaman in Right Field, the three set…

Withnell Takes Area 3 Title With Sweep Over Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a long time coming for Withnell to bring home the Area-3 District Title, but they finally did it.  Sweeping their Marion Bridge rival in the Post 20 Dirtbags in their three-game series the past two days, defeating the Dirtbags 10-0 and 13-2 in the process Thursday at…

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….

Dodgers Rally By Crushers In Series Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– This was what you would hope for as the regular season draws to an end.  Efficient pitching, strong defense and the bats to back it all up.  Withnell had it all in their 10-1 win over the up-start Post 58 Crushers, scoring the final ten runs after Jefferson-grad DJ…

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…