Bastendorff Poised for Big Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An uptick in confidence helped pitcher Nolan Bastendorff really take off for the Crater Comets last year. It was an uptick in confidence despite an uptick in velocity, but Bastendorff refused to let his average fastball hold him back. “I really think he was maturing,” Crater head coach Jay Campbell said, … Continue reading »

GP Blows Late Lead, Loses in Title Game

MEDFORD, Ore. – If the Grants Pass Nuggets could take away the bottom of the 8th inning, they would have likely forced a winner-take-all championship game against the Post 58 Canyon Crushers. Unfortunately for the Nuggets, that 8th inning is in the books. Much like the rest of the AAA American Legion State Tournament, GP … Continue reading »

Nuggets Continue Turnaround

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – For years Grants Pass struggled to finish above .500 in the American Legion Zone 4. The last two years, however, the Nuggets wrote a different story. With 20 league wins in two years, the team’s confidence is sky high, but it all started last year with the right mix of talent. … Continue reading »

Mustangs End League Play on High Note

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Mustangs sweep Grants Pass in a doubleheader on Tuesday night. Medford was trailing the Nuggets 4-2 with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning in Game 1. That’s when Charlie Walker cracked a three-run walk-off home run to win the game. Grants Pass would have a quick response … Continue reading »

Two Nations Collide at St. Mary’s

MEDFORD, Ore. – Baseball may be known as America’s pastime, but it’s played worldwide, and on the St. Mary’s baseball field this week, two cultures collided. “We just had an idea four years ago to bring some kids to Oregon,” Perth head coach Steve Fish says, “and we had some contacts and host families to … Continue reading »

Ten Headed to State All-Star Series

MEDFORD, Ore. — The high school sports season ended in early June, but ten local baseball players will get one last chance to represent their high schools in the state All-Star Series. The top 6A and 5A teams will play in one series at Goss Stadium at Oregon State. The 4A will have its series … Continue reading »

State Semifinal Wrap-Up

Ten Southern Oregon teams were in action on Tuesday, looking to earn a spot in the Baseball and Softball State Championships. North Medford is headed back to the finals for the first time since 2009 after beating Clackamas 5-4 in nine innings. The win was the third straight extra inning win for the Black Tornado … Continue reading »