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…

Post 20 Slips By Withnell For Series, Dirtbags Second Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–If the first two innings were any indication of how this game was going to be, then well you know it was probably going to be a good game between two rivals. By the start of the third inning, it was 6-4 Post 20 after a five-run second inning in…

Dodgers Rally Back To Split Doubleheader With Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.—When the game entered the sixth inning, it seemed as if the writing was on the wall for the doubleheader between the Post 20 Dirtbags and the Withnell Dodgers. The Dirtbags, who took the first game 9-1 from the Dodgers, led Withnell 8-2 entering the sixth inning with Eric Kessler…

Dodgers Take Doubleheader, Looking For Sweep Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Mid-Coast has a tendency to sneak up on teams this season.  They stole one from Post 20, took a series from an improved Keizer Crusher team this summer and had Withnell on the ropes Monday afternoon at Willamette University. Similar to the second game of their three-game series with the…

Dodgers Take Two From East County 12-2, 9-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  They built off of what they started with their 6-4 win over Mid-Valley Wednesday to close out their league three-game series with the Southpaws in their doubleheader with the East County American Legion squad from Area-2. The offense was there with 21 runs on 27 hits along with their…

Dodgers Avoid Sweep, Beat Mid-Valley 6-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The doubleheader didn’t necessarily to plan, but the Withnell Dodgers go into their day off before their non-league doubleheader with the East County squad out of Gresham Friday at 2pm. In their first game against the Mid-Valley Southpaws of the doubleheader, one inning was the difference maker in the…

Dodgers Charge By Willamette Valley With Sixth Inning Surge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the game close, 5-3 when he came in to be exact, soon-to-be-Sophomore at Western Mennonite Rylan Webster stepped into a tight situation for Withnell versus Williamette Valley Thursday. But Webster answered the bell as he pitched a solid fifth inning and battled through a more than comfortable sixth…

Withnell Holds Off Grants Pass, Beats Carson. Championship Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CARSON CITY, Nev.— When Withnell last met up with Grants Pass on the road in Oregon a few weeks ago, the Nuggets showcased their dominance in the 6-2 game on June 16 in Grants Pass. In their match-up July 2 at Carson High School in Nevada, it was the Dodgers who…

Withnell Holds Off Vancouver for 15-14 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–The bats were rolling to start their game versus Vancouver Thursday evening at Willamette University as they hung a nine-spot after the first inning of the game. In matter of fact, the Withnell bats produced 15 runs on 19 hits in the second game of the Willamette Classic after taking…

Withnell Completes Comeback Versus Corvallis To Snap Four-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Some would say this is why you keep fighting until the final out no matter how much your down.  Not to throw in the towel early in a game and call it a day because anything is possible.  With the daytime heat pushing July-like, the Withnell Dodgers found themselves…