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…

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…

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…

Withnell Advances To State With Sweep Over Lakeridge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The bats of Withnell have probably came around right when they need them entering the State Playoffs Saturday afternoon. Just as impressive as their 17 runs on 22 hits in their series sweep of the Lakeridge Pabco Roofers Monday and Tuesday and the clutch defense in Game 1’s 6-5…

Hagan’s No-No Caps Dirtbags 2-0 Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Post 20 did what they had to do to get back into the Area-3 League Title race Tuesday afternoon with their sweep of their first two games of the four-game series with Withnell. Jaret Stewart, in Game 1, pitched a complete game with five strikeouts as Jacob Maiben hit…

One Last Tune-Up Before Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s not too often anymore that American Legion teams get to play a nine inning game. Three-years ago, it was a common occurrence to have at least a nine-inning game with league before playing two seven’s.  But with Saturday’s game, Withnell had the opportunity to test out their endurance…

Withnell Finishes Second In Reno

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.—  The last time that Cascade-grad and current-Lane Community College ballplayer Jake Davidson pitched, was four years ago during his sophomore season as a member of the Cougar baseball team. Looking for an extra arm in their final game against Medford, Davidson stepped onto the mound in the sixth inning…

The Magic Of Dodger Dave

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.–  Kaiden Doten knows a thing or two about dugout baseball superstitions. This past Spring at South Salem, where Doten played first base for the Saxons, there was a cardboard sign in the dugout that read ‘Thooah’.  The dugout in unison say ‘Thooah!’ after a double or triple and brought…

Withnell Takes Mental Game Over Federal Way To End Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Noah Boatwright called everyone but Noah Ferguson and Brock McMullin into the dugout together to tell them that their one-run second inning was just one bad inning. Boatwright also said go out there to score five more runs there in the third inning as Ferguson singles.  The Dodgers would score three…

Withnell Wins Independence Day Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.– Withnell’s Fourth of July fireworks had almost been outdone as they saw Carson rally back Thursday afternoon in their 14-9 victory in the Silver State. It was strange thinking about it. Withnell erupted like a fountain firework after going down 2-0 to the Jays firecracker of a first inning…