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…

Ty The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was strange to see McNary-Grad Ty Covalt take to the bump for the second game of Keizer’s doubleheader versus Withnell Monday afternoon. Covalt, who saw a batter in 14U ball on the hill, saw his first action as a pitcher for the Crushers earlier this season as Keizer…

Dodgers Win 10th Game In Last 11

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their slow start against the Grants Pass Nuggets Saturday afternoon was something of note following their 11-4, nine-inning game coming off of three-days rest before heading into their league series with the Keizer Crushers Monday afternoon. Yes it was their 15th win of the season and their tenth in…

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…