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Dave Stewart to Speak Tonight at UP's 10th Annual Diamond Dinner

PORTLAND, Ore. --- Former Major League pitcher Dave Stewart will be the featured speaker at the University of Portland’s 2011 Diamond Dinner, which marks the unofficial beginning to the baseball season. Now in its tenth year, the event has grown and evolved into Pilot baseball’s premier fund-raiser and annual tradition.

“The Diamond Dinner is an opportunity for us to celebrate the beginning of the college baseball season,” UP head baseball coach Chris Sperry said. “It also gives us a chance to recognize and reunite with alumni and supporters of the UP baseball program.”

The Diamond Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 on the main floor inside the Chiles Center on the University of Portland Campus. The event is open to the public and tickets are $60 each or $600 for an entire table of 10. $25 tickets are also available for current UP students. Festivities begin with a social hour and a silent auction starting at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the program is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
More Info Here
Portland's Chris Dennis Named to Pre-Season Stopper of the Year Watch List

YBA Spring Break Camp

Join us at the academy for one or all of our fall/winter camps. This year The Yard is focusing on all aspects of the game, giving all players a chance to prepare for the rapidly approaching season. Below is a list of all the camps available along with dates and pricing.

Spring Break Camp
The Yard is having its 3rd annual Spring Break Camp. This is the perfect camp with the baseball season approaching and the first games beginning soon. During the camp players will focus on all aspects of the game including hitting, throwing, and Fielding. The goal of our camps is to give students an opportunity to take some valuable information into the upcoming season. The Yard instructors offer a great learning environment in and fun and professional atmosphere.
For more information contact the academy, (503) 352 - 0917.

Dates: March 21 - 23.
Times: Camp 1 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Day 1 - Pitching/Throwing
Day 2 - Hitting
Day 3 - Recap w/fun drills and games

Times: Camp 2 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Day 1 - Hitting
Day 2 - Pitching/throwing
Day 3 - Recap w/fun drills and games
www.theyardbba.com

2011 Fall Baseball and Softball


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2008 HS Softball and Baseball Champions

2008 Oregon State baseball and softball champions

- 6A Softball: Grants Pass
- 5A Softball: Crater
- 4A Softball: Marist
- 3A Softball: Valley Catholic
- 2A/1A Softball: Union

- 6A Baseball: Clackamas
- 5A Baseball: Ashland
- 4A Baseball: Newport
- 3A Baseball: Burns
- 2A/1A Baseball: Portland Christian

08/09 enrollment figures put most PIL schools at 5A, 4A level

from The Portland Tribune, Oct 6, 2008
High school enrollment figures for this year continue to show change and some shrinkage at Portland Public Schools, as the district faces a decision on what level its schools will play sports at in the future.

Here are the 08/09 attendance counts:

Grant 1,568
Cleveland 1,518
Wilson 1,484
Lincoln 1,340
Benson 1,140
Franklin 1,019
Madison 822
Marshall 781
Roosevelt 705
Jefferson 516
09/10 numbers here
Since the 2006-07 school year, the PIL’s 10 schools have played in two leagues.

Grant, Lincoln, Wilson, Benson and Franklin have been at the highest level, Class 6A.
Cleveland, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Madison and Marshall have competed at Class 5A.

Class 6A is for schools with 1,521 or more students, plus schools with fewer students that choose to “play up.”

The Oregon School Activities Association, which governs high school sports, has appointed a committee to study possible changes in classifications and leagues for a new four-year period, to start with the 2010-11 school year.

Class 5A is for schools with 851 to 1,520 students.

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Yomiuri Giants win 2009 Nippon (Japan) Series

SAPPORO — Marc Kroon sank to his knees after the final out of the Japan Series. Overcome with emotion, there was nothing more the Yomiuri Giants closer could do after earning a save in the 2-0 series-clinching win in Game 6 at Sapporo Dome on Saturday...Kroon relished challenge of closing out Japan Series

Marc Kroon is the kind of guy that I can get behind. He is a 36 year old New Yorker who bounced around the Minors for 14 seasons with six MLB organizations. He played parts of four seasons in the bigs for three teams pitching a total of 26 2/3 innings as a reliever. In '05 he went to Japan and has been a successful relief pitcher over there for five years and this year he is a champion.

The Nippon Series, pitting the Central League champs vs the Pacific League champs is the championship series of professional baseball in Japan. Japan has a long and colorful history of professional ball. Most experts would rate the level of play in the Japan Major leagues as somewhere in the AA-AAA level.

The Central and Pacific League champs are determined by a "Climax Series" in each league.

The first place finisher from the regular season is the league champion. It is possible, through The Climax Series, that the league champion might not make it to The Japan Series.

The first, second and third place finishers from the regular season are in The Climax Series, the playoffs.

In Stage 1 the second-place team faces the third-place team in a best-of-three series. The winner advances to Stage 2.

A one-win advantage is automatically awarded to the league champion, so in Stage 2 the 1st Place team (league champion) starts this stage with a one game lead.

The first team to win four games in the six-game Stage 2 wins the league spot in the Japan Series.
Complete post season schedule
Official Nippon series page
The Japan Series each year tournament result (1950-2008)

USA wins Gold with Perfect game

GUATEMALA CITY---- Jimmy Wallace (San Jose, Calif.) pitched a perfect game and the U.S. scored a plethora of runs in the first inning to lead the Eagles to a perfect 6-0 record and a Gold medal at the 2008 COPABE Pan Am "A" Qualifier(14U) as they defeated Guatemala 11-0 at Enrique "Trapo" Torrebiarte Stadium. Here are the scores:

Nov. 28 Scrimmage USA 6 Guatemala 16U Team 1
Nov. 29 USA 16 Guatemala 0
Nov. 30 USA 30 Mexico 0
Dec. 1 USA 18 Honduras 0
Dec. 3 USA 12 El Salvador 1
Dec. 4 Scrimmage USA 8 Guatemala 18U Team 3
Dec. 5 USA 15 Mexico 0
Dec. 6 USA 11 Guatemala 0

The 14U National Team Identification Series (NTIS) consisted of two identification events featuring a total of 216 players over Labor Day Weekend. The West Coast event was held at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., and the East Coast event was held at the Roger Dean Stadium Complex in Jupiter, Fla.

The Pacific NW was represnted in this process by Baseball Northwest and one player from that team was selected for the National team, a player from the Seattle area. Read More Here

Help $upport Warrior Baseball

We are excited to share with you the highlights of the 2008 Cleveland High School Baseball season. The financial goal of Cleveland Baseball is to maintain the competitiveness of our program and to ensure that all players are eligible to play regardless of their personal financial situation. Your tax deductible donation to Cleveland Baseball Inc., a nonprofit organization, will enable us to provide the equipment, uniforms, and other financial assistance. We ask you to make a charitable donation online at www.clevelandbaseball.org or by mailing a check payable to Cleveland Baseball, Inc., P.O. Box 82845, Portland, OR 97282.

Donor recognition in the 2009 Baseball Roster Book

• Hall of Fame $500 and above
• Grand Slam $300-499
• Home Run $200-299
• RBI $100-199
• Line Drive $50-99
• Base Hit Less than $50

Snowy Sckavone 12/15/08

Offseason Blues by Steve Pellikaan

It's cold outside. The wind is harsh.
There's snow upon the ground.
You put on your coat, your gloves, your hat,
And go toss the football around.

It's just not the same, though. The session is brief.
In no time, you've gone back inside.
You turn on the TV, or get on the net,
In search of any news they can provide.

You look at the calendar and shake your head.
The time is surely not short.
You count up the months, the days, the hours,
Until pitchers and catchers report.

You dream of Spring with the grass so green,
And the temperature on the rise,
When the fortunate few get together again,
To seek that ultimate prize.

The holidays come and go. Your family takes pride,
In the dinners over which they strove.
While the turkey is cooking, a smile hits your face.
You're reminded of another "hot stove".

The talk of free agents and trades being made
Gives you hope for the upcoming year.
You dream of the slugger, the pitcher, the coach
That this year you'll get to cheer.

So, during this winter, when you're thinking of baseball,
And it makes you want to groan.
Cheer up. Fans like us can take solace
In knowing we aren't alone.

Published: Baseball Almanac (2003)


2009 Oregon State Leadership Conference

The 2009 Oregon State Little League Leadership Conference will be held January 9th - 11th in Portland at the Airport Holiday Inn.

Conference registration form, vendor letter & contract are included as handouts.
More Info Here

Lents Little League's new Facilities

Lents LL had a great opening ceremony on 4/11/09. They opened their '09 season and their new facility and are rightfuly proud of how it turned out. Lents LL is now located in Lents park and they have two 60' diamonds, a beutiful TeeBall field and a permanent snackshack.

You can read about Lents Little Leagues move to it's new location this season Here and Here and Here and Here. You can view some pic's of the construction that I took on 1/14/09, 2/25 and this past Saturday, 4/11, at the Opening Ceremonies Here.

Quaker Baseball on the Move

Quaker Baseball is on the move and people are beginning to take notice. Producing a qualifier for the state tournament in his first season as coach isn’t a bad start, but coach Robbie Trebelhorn has a much bigger vision for Quaker baseball and signs of his ambitious progress are hard to miss. Be sure to come out to opening day to see the new field, reconfigured in the off-season with new infield and irrigation.

Last year the Quakers hosted a 1st round playoff game against Reynolds which featured one of the largest crowds, state-wide, of the post-season tournament. The team hopes to see the fan base grow, so come on out to the field and cheer for the home team. To learn about this year’s team and the program, including schedules, rosters, pictures, program developments and more, be sure to visit www.quakerbaseball.com

$500 MAJOR LEAGUE SPONSOR INCLUDES:
* INDIVIDUAL OUTFIELD FENCE SIGNAGE
* WEBSITE BANNER & SIDEBAR GRAPHIC
* ROSTER BOOK/TEAM CALENDAR ADVERTISEMENT
* P.A. ANNOUNCEMENTS DURING ALL GAMES

$250 TRIPLE A SPONSOR INCLUDES:
* SHARED OUTFIELD FENCE SIGNAGE
* WEBSITE SIDEBAR GRAPHIC
* ROSTER BOOK ADVERTISEMENT
* P.A. ANNOUNCEMENTS DURING ALL GAMES

$100 GAME BALL SPONSOR INCLUDES:
* GAME BALLS FOR ALL VARSITY, JV, AND FROSH GAMES
* P.A. ANNOUNCEMENTS DURING ALL GAMES
* WEBSITE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN SPONSOR LINKS
* ROSTER BOOK ADVERTISEMENT

$50 QUAKERNATION BOX SEAT
* BUSINESS CARD AD ON WEBSITE AND ROSTER BOOK
* COLLECTIVE MENTION ON CONCESSION AREA SIGNAGE

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO FRANKLIN BASEBALL
WWW.QUAKERBASEBALL.COM

NCAA DIV 111 West Regional

George Fox forces "if necessary" game but Chapman wins Regional

THURSDAY, MAY 14
1 Pomona-Pitzer 8 Hendrix 3
2 Chapman 16 Texas-Tyler 2
3 Cal Lutheran 2 vs. George Fox 1

FRIDAY, MAY 15
4 Texas-Tyler 5 Hendrix 3 (Hendrix eliminated)
5 George Fox 12 Pomona-Pitzer 6
6 Chapman 7 Cal Lutheran 6

SATURDAY, MAY 16
7 Pomona-Pitzer 16 Cal Lutheran 4 (Cal Lutheran eliminated)
8 George Fox 10 Texas-Tyler 4 (Texas-Tyler eliminated)
9 Chapman 5 Pomona-Pitzer 2 (Pomona-Pitzer eliminated)

SUNDAY, MAY 17
10 George Fox 5 Chapman 4 (10 innings)
11 Chapman 7 George Fox 4 (Chapman wins regional)

The multi-team playoff tournament was held May 13-17 at Linfield’s Roy Helser Field.
More Info Here

WBC Scores/Schedule Round 1

POOL A: Tokyo
Thursday, March 5: Japan 4, China 0
Friday, March 6: Korea 9, Chinese Taipei 0
Saturday, March 7: China 4, Chinese Taipei 1 (Chinese Taipei eliminated)
Saturday, March 7: Japan 14, Korea 2 (7 innings, Japan advances)
Sunday, March 8: Korea 14, China 0 (7 innings) (Korea advances, China eliminated)
Monday, March 9: Korea 1, Japan 0 (Korea wins Pool A, Japan 2nd seed)

POOL B: Mexico City
Sunday, March 8: Cuba 8, South Africa 1
Sunday, March 8: Australia 17, Mexico 7 (8 innings)
Monday, March 9: Mexico 14, South Africa 3 (South Africa eliminated)
Tuesday, March 10: Cuba 5 Australia 4
Wednesday, March 11: Mexico 16 Australia 1 (Australia Eliminated)
Thursday, March 12: Mexico vs. Cuba (Determines #1, #2 seed in 2nd round) 6 p.m. PDT(MLBN)

POOL C: Toronto
Saturday, March 7: United States 6, Canada 5
Saturday, March 7: Venezuela 7, Italy 0
Sunday, March 8: United States 15, Venezuela 6 (United States advances)
Monday, March 9: Italy 6, Canada 2 (Canada eliminated)
Tuesday, March 10: Venezuela 10 Italy 1
Wednesday, March 11: Venezuela 5 United States 3 (Venezuela wins Pool C, USA 2nd seed)

POOL D: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Saturday, March 7: Netherlands 3, Dominican Republic 2
Saturday, March 7: Puerto Rico 7, Panama 0
Sunday, March 8: Dominican Republic 9, Panama 0 (Panama eliminated)
Monday, March 9: Puerto Rico 3, Netherlands 1 (Puerto Rico advances)
Tuesday, March 10: Netherlands 2 Dominican Republic 1
Wednesday, March 11: Puerto Rico 5 Netherlands 0 (Puerto Rico wins Pool D, Netherlands 2nd seed)
(ALL TIMES PDT)

Japan Wins WBC

Japan defeats Korea for Championship
Sat, Mar. 21 Korea 10 Venezuela 2
Sun, Mar. 22 Japan 9 United States 4
Mon, Mar. 23 Japan 5 Korea 3

worldbaseballclassic.com
All WBC Preliminary Rounds Scores Here



Ducks' Horton suspended three games

Ducks' coach to miss three games, including first Civil War matchup -- for bumping umpire
Courtesy of Jeff Smith, The Oregonian March 24, 2009

EUGENE -- Oregon will play its first conference baseball game in 28 years without its head coach.

On Tuesday, the Pacific-10 Conference suspended Ducks coach George Horton for three games for making physical contact with an umpire during Sunday's loss to Washington.

The incident with West Coast Conference umpire Chris Thomas occurred in the top of the sixth inning of the Ducks' game against the Huskies at the Rose City Invitational at PGE Park. Horton came onto the field to question a call by Thomas, who ruled a Washington runner safe on an attempted double play.

A disappointed Horton, who said he had never been suspended in a coaching career that began in 1977, declined to comment further Tuesday.
Oregonian story here

Linfield Wildcat Baseball All-Skills Camp

Head Coach Scott Brosius will be conducting an all-skills camp with his assistants Scott Carnahan, Jim Ray, Jarvis Gomes, Dave Cunningham, Matt Saltmarsh, and current Linfield players.

July 13 – 16, 2009
Grades 9 – 12 9:00am – 12:00pm
Grades 2 – 8 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Linfield has a history of success. In the last 25 years Linfield has finished first in the Northwest Conference 12 times. Most recently in 2008 Linfield made it to the Division III College World Series finishing 5th in the nation.
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Softball preview: Will longer pitching distance become a hit?

Jerry Ulmer, The Oregonian, March 23, 2009 11:22 p.m.

For years, the recipe for success in high school softball has been as simple as one ingredient -- a dominant pitcher.

With an overpowering ace, even teams that struggled to make contact on offense or make routine plays on defense were state title contenders.

"There's no sport where one individual player can control it like an outstanding pitcher can in softball," said Cindy Simmons, who oversees softball as an assistant executive director for the Oregon School Activities Association.

But the day of the pitcher's disproportionate influence on the sport might be about to end, if a rule adopted in Oregon this season has its desired effect.

With an assist from Simmons -- chairwoman of the softball rules committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations -- Oregon will become the second state with federation approval to experiment with extending the distance from the pitching rubber to home plate from 40 to 43 feet.
highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article

Final 2009 PIL Standings

OSAA Spring sports start on Monday. Here's the final standings for the PIL in '09.

Sellwood Jr Baseball Opening Day!

Where: Westmoreland Park, SE 22nd South of Bybee

Who must attend: Players and Coaches-wear your uniforms!
Who should also attend: Families of Players

Who else: Team sponsors, friends and neighbors-support the teams and the community!
* Events: This is a fun way to start the season! Midget, SNL, and Softball teams will participate in exhibition games. Junior and Senior teams will participate in the “Long Ball Derby”. T-ball and Farm players will participate in “All-Star Events”! Come cheer on your favorite team and players!
* Eats: As a fundraiser, we will sell coffee, hot dogs, chips, pop and water!

* Exhibition Events will be canceled in the event of rain.
www.sellwoodbaseball.com

NCAA-BOUND! Bruins Hammer Lutes 24-6 in NWC Playoff

NEWBERG, Ore. - Securing the Northwest Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Baseball National Championship Tournament, the 16th-ranked George Fox University Bruins collected their most hits and runs in a game this season and knocked out the 20th-ranked Pacific Lutheran University Lutes 24-6 in a one-game conference playoff Saturday afternoon here at Morse Field.

With the victory, George Fox improves to 33-9 overall, setting a new Bruin record for the most wins during a regular season. The 1999 and 2005 teams both won 32. The 2004 national championship team set the total wins record with 40, but went 9-1 in the post-season after going 31-9 in the regular season.

Pacific Lutheran is now 31-9 and awaits a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. PLU is rated 4th and GFU 5th in the latest West Region rankings. Due to the ease and low cost of travel expenses, both teams would be virtual locks to be assigned to the West Regional at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., which starts either Wednesday or Thursday next week, contingent upon the regional being either a six or eight-team format.

The complete field of 54 teams (35 “Pool A” automatic qualifiers, 6 “Pool B” independents, and 13 “Pool C” at-larges), with sites, dates, and pairings for each of the eight regionals, will be announced Monday morning, May 11. The eight-team NCAA Division III World Series is set for Friday-Tuesday, May 22-26, at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisc.
More Info Here
Box Score
2009 34th ANNUAL DIVISION III BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

NWAACC Softball Championship Tournament

Mt Hood Saints Claim First Softball Title

The Walla Walla Warriors fought hard, but they could not find an answer for Mt Hood's Lauren Hadenfeld who cooled the potent Warrior offense.

Hadenfeld allowed just four hits and stuck out six as the Saints went on to a 5-1 win and their first NWAACC Championship.

The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) held their Softball Championsip Tournament in Portland at Delta Park this week. Their were 16 teams from all over Washington and Oregon participating in this double elimination tourny, including Mt. Hood CC and Clackamas CC. Here are the scores.

2009 High School Baseball and Softball State Champions

The 2010 OSAA Baseball and Softball seasons begin on Monday, 3/15. Here are all of last years champions:

Baseball Champions
6A State Champions: McNary
5A State Champions: Thurston
4A State Champions: Astoria
3A State Champions: Willamina
2A-1A State Champions: Umpqua Valley Christian

Softball Champions
6A State Champions: North Medford
5A State Champions: Crater
4A State Champions: Marist
3A State Champions: Valley Catholic
2A-1A State Champions: Irrigon

Preliminary Round Scores here
2008 Champions are here.

Cleveland Softball Loses 5A Quarter Finals on Friday

Cleveland Softball lost 3-1 to The Dalles-Wahtonka on Friday. It was a tough game against a very good pitcher with the Warriors breaking up a no-hitter and a shut out in the bottom of the 7th. It was good to see such a supportive crowd cheering the girls on. Good Luck next year!

2009 CCYB World Series Team Tryouts

10U Team Tryouts
Due to a number of people expressing interest in a 10U team for Anaheim, we have decided to add them to our list of teams.


2009 CCYB
August 1 - 8 in Anaheim, CA

Tryouts

* Saturday, June 20th at Metro Baseball Academy located at 125 SE Stark
* Tryout times can be found below
* If you are unable to attend your tryout time, arrangements can be made

Age Divisions (Age as of April 30, 2009)

* Players can play up a level if it is necessary
* 10U 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
* 11U 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
* 12U 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
* 13U 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
* 14U 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
* 18U 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Cost - $500 per player covers:

* Coaching Staff
* Uniforms
* Practice Time
* Tournament Entry Fee
* Cost does not include transportation or hotel rooms

Hotel - Anaheim Marriott Suites

* $125 per night (Reduced Rate for Metro Baseball Academy)
* Close to baseball fields
* Shuttle to Disneyland and California Adventure

For more information, please call Brett Henry at 503.863.7375 or email metrobaseball@aol.com

NCAA DIV 1 Baseball Super Regionals

Austin Super Regional
6/6/2009 6:00 PM TCU vs #1 Texas Austin Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPNU)
6/7/2009 3:00 PM #1 Texas vs TCU Austin Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN)
6/8/2009 TCU vs #1 Texas Austin Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary)

Baton Rouge Super Regional
6/5/2009 7:00 PM Rice vs #3 LSU Baton Rouge Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPN)
6/6/2009 5:00 PM #3 LSU vs Rice Baton Rouge Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN)
6/7/2009 7:00 PM Rice vs #3 LSU Baton Rouge Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary) (ESPN2)

Chapel Hill Super Regional
6/6/2009 12:00 PM East Carolina vs #4 North Carolina Chapel Hill Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPNU)
6/7/2009 12:00 PM #4 North Carolina vs East Carolina Chapel Hill Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN)
6/8/2009 East Carolina vs #4 North Carolina Chapel Hill Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary)

Fullerton Super Regional
6/5/2009 10:30 PM Louisville vs #2 Cal State Fullerton Fullerton Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPN2)
6/6/2009 5:00 PM #2 Cal State Fullerton vs Louisville Fullerton Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN)
6/7/2009 10:00 PM Louisville vs #2 Cal State Fullerton Fullerton Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary) (ESPN2)

Gainesville Super Regional
6/6/2009 3:00 PM Southern Mississippi vs #8 Florida Gainesville Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPNU)
6/7/2009 7:00 PM #8 Florida vs Southern Mississippi Gainesville Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN2)
6/8/2009 Southern Mississippi vs #8 Florida Gainesville Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary)

Oxford Super Regional
6/5/2009 2:00 PM Virginia vs Mississippi Oxford Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPN2)
6/6/2009 12:00 PM Mississippi vs Virginia Oxford Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN2)
6/7/2009 3:00 PM Virginia vs Mississippi Oxford Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary) (ESPN)

Tallahassee Super Regional
6/5/2009 12:00 PM Arkansas vs Florida State Tallahassee Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPN)
6/6/2009 12:00 PM Florida State vs Arkansas Tallahassee Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN2)
6/7/2009 12:00 PM Arkansas vs Florida State Tallahassee Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary) (ESPN)

Tempe Super Regional
6/6/2009 9:00 PM Clemson vs #5 Arizona State Tempe Super Regional, Game 1 (ESPNU)
6/7/2009 10:00 PM #5 Arizona State vs Clemson Tempe Super Regional, Game 2 (ESPN2)
6/8/2009 7:00 PM Clemson vs #5 Arizona State Tempe Super Regional, Game 3 (if necessary) (ESPN2)

NCAA DIV 1 Softball World Series

Washington wins Softball Championship. Washington beat Florida 3-2 to earn its first softball national title. It was UW's first appearance in the best-of-three championship series, which started in 2005 (the Huskies advanced to the championship game in 1996 vs. Arizona and in 1999 vs. UCLA).
Interactive Bracket

2009 First Year Player draft

The first year player draft was Tuesday 6/9 at 3pm PDT and will be on television on MLB Network. There is a great draft sorting thing here: Draft Tracker that can be used to see which players were drafted from what schools and states etc.

With fewer than 48 hours remaining before the start of the First-Year Player Draft, the first-round picture should be getting much clearer, right?...Not so much.

There seem to be more questions than answers atop Draft boards everywhere right now, making a projection challenging. Never to shy away from a challenge, below is the first crack at predicting all 32 picks of the first round.
Projecting the first round
Draft Central
2008 Draft

LSU wins College Baseball World Series


You can go here: http://www.d1baseball.com/daily/061309.htm for all the scores and recaps.

JBO State Championship Tournaments

Junior Baseball Organization annually hosts championship tournaments for each age/skill Division within J.B.O. The teams entering these tournaments advance from each of the J.B.O. Districts based upon their success at District Tournaments, or their standings resulting from regular league play.

JUNIOR BASEBALL ORGANIZATION STATE TOURNAMENTS:
July 16th - 19th MIDGET (9-10 yrs) FEDERAL Gladstone, Dierickx Field
July 16th - 19th MIDGET AMERICAN Putnam, North Clackamas Park
July 16th - 19th MIDGET NATIONAL Eugene, Bethel Park

July 16th - 19th JUNIOR (11-12 yrs) AMERICAN Keizer, KYSA Sports Complex
July 16th - 19th JUNIOR NATIONAL Putnam, North Clackamas Park
July 23rd - 26th JUNIOR FEDERAL Forest Grove, Pacific University

July 23rd - 26th SENIOR (13-14 yrs) FEDERAL Forest Grove, Pacific University
July 23rd - 26th SENIOR AMERICAN Corvallis, Williams Field
July 23rd - 26th SENIOR NATIONAL Hillsboro, Poynter Middle School
More Info Here
What is JBO?

JBO State Championships

Junior Baseball Organization annually hosts championship tournaments for each age/skill Division within J.B.O. The teams entering these tournaments advance from each of the J.B.O. Districts based upon their success at District Tournaments, or their standings resulting from regular league play.

JUNIOR BASEBALL ORGANIZATION STATE TOURNAMENTS:
July 16th - 19th MIDGET (9-10 yrs) FEDERAL Gladstone, Dierickx Field
July 16th - 19th MIDGET AMERICAN Putnam, North Clackamas Park
July 16th - 19th MIDGET NATIONAL Eugene, Bethel Park
July 16th - 19th JUNIOR (11-12 yrs) AMERICAN Keizer, KYSA Sports Complex
July 16th - 19th JUNIOR NATIONAL Putnam, North Clackamas Park
July 23rd - 26th JUNIOR FEDERAL Forest Grove, Pacific University
July 23rd - 26th SENIOR (13-14 yrs) FEDERAL Forest Grove, Pacific University
July 23rd - 26th SENIOR AMERICAN Corvallis, Williams Field
July 23rd - 26th SENIOR NATIONAL Hillsboro, Poynter Middle School
More Info Here
What is JBO?

Little League JR Softball State Champions

Hosted by District 2 and Portland LL in Portland. 50th & SE Steel St.

July 25th - July 31st

* District 1 - Lakeside/Rose City/Wilshire (Eliminated)
* District 2 - Portland/Mt Tabor/Montavilla (Elinminated)
* District 3 - Milton Freewater
* District 4 - Forest Grove (Eliminated)
* District 5 - Sisters (Eliminated)
* District 7 - Cascade
* District 8 - Brookings Harbor (Eliminated)

* Game 1 - District 8 (2) vs. District 7 (9)
* Game 2 - District 4 (0) vs. District 5 (28)
* Game 3 - District 1 (0) vs. District 3 (8)
* Game 4 - District 2 (2) vs. District 7 (14)
* Game 5 - District 4 (1) vs. District 1 (17)
* Game 6 -District 5 (1) vs. District 3 (2)
* Game 7 - District 8 (3) vs. District 5 (2)
* Game 8 - District 1 (7) vs. District 2 (5)
* Game 9 - District 8 (6) vs. District 1 (10)
* Game 10 - District 7 (9) vs. District 3 (3)
* Game 11 - District 1 (0) vs. District 3 (10)
* Game 12 - District 7-Cascade (3) vs. District 3-Milton Freewater (2) (Championship) 10 INNINGS

District 7 - Cascade Little League are the 2009 Oregon State Junior Softball Champions and advance to the Regional Tournament in Tucson, AZ beginning August 6th. You can follow the team online at eteamz.active.com/azdistrict5

Congratulations, ladies and best of luck in Tucson!!!

You can find all the info you need about the State Championships HERE and HERE

Metro Baseball at Mt. Hood Community College

Join MHCC Head Baseball Coach, Bryan Donohue, and Hitting Coach, Darold Ellison, for a three day baseball camp August 10 - 12. Throughout the 3 days, campers will work on improving their hitting and defensive skills. To register, please call 503.863.7375 or by email at metrobaseball@aol.com. Camp will be for children ages 8 - 18 and held at the baseball field at Mt. Hood Community College. Campers will be divided into small groups by age and skill level.

* Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m. - Noon
* Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

One Child: $150
Bring a Friend: Save $25 on your registration fee

For more information, please call Brett Henry at 503.863.7375 or email metrobaseball@aol.com.
More Info Here.

Little League Regional Tournies

Alaska wins the Western Regional Little League (11-12yrs) Softball Tournamnet. Good luck in the LL Softball World Series at Alpenrose right here in Portland OR.

Northwest Regional Little League (11-12yrs) Baseball Tournament

Mercer Island (Washington) 8, Parrish (Oregon) 3 (TITLE)

Washington's Mercer Island Little League wins the 2009 Northwest Region tournament and advances to the Little League World Series.
www.unpage.org/northwest

2009 NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIP

The class of 2010 championship game featured Washington Northwest against Washington Metro. Northwest outlasted Metro 3-2 (9 innings) to earn the 2009 NWC title. They went unbeaten at this year’s tournament posting a 4-0-1 record. Taylor Brennan earned the tournaments Most Valuable Player and Brennen Steinbaugh took home the hardware for Most Outstanding Pitcher.

Ten teams in each class (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) competed in the tournament. British Columbia and Utah returned again to join Baseball Northwest selected teams from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana/Wyoming. The nearly 800 players were the largest collection of the region’s top players ever to be assembled in one place in the northwest. The 2008 Northwest Championships drew the largest collection of college coaches and professional scouts ever to observe an amateur baseball event in the Northwest.
Schedules and directions

The NorthWest Independent Baseball League (18+) playoffs

The Angels won the 1st NWIBL championship in the bottom of the 10th inning on a close play at the plate, final score 1-0, over the Circles who finish second. The White Sox placed third.
Playoff Pictures

Saturday, August 29, 2009 Sckavone Stadium
4:00 pm Championship Game Angels 1 Circles 0 (10 Innings)

The First NWIBL All-Star game was played on 8/30/2009 at Sckavone.
www.nwibl.org

Lecture:Big-League Baseball in Slabtown, 1901-1956

Monday, August 31
Every last Monday of the month…
HISTORY PUB MONDAYS
In August: Big-League Baseball in Slabtown, 1901-1956
7 p.m. | Free; bring canned goods to donate to Oregon Food Bank | All ages welcome

Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale. Gather in the theater at Kennedy School every last Monday of the month.

In August: "Big-League Baseball in Slabtown, 1901-1956." Before Major League teams migrated here from the East, the Portland Beavers were part of an equivalent organization called the Pacific Coast League. Over the Beavers' first 50 years, when its home field was at NW 24th & Vaughn streets, the club posted Championship seasons and played against the likes of Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams. The team and its park encouraged many Slabtown boys into professional baseball careers, including future Major League greats Johnny Pesky and Mickey Lolich. Featured speakers of the program are Jack Cain, a former Vaughn Street Park kid turned Beavers senior advisor; Eddie Basinski, Beavers' star player of the 1940s & ‘50s; and a panel of notable "Slabtowners," including Pesky's brother Vince, and Dick Benevento, son of beloved longtime groundskeeper.
More Info Here

SPARQ Training with Baseball Northwest

Sept. 19th 9am-2pm in Portland
*Do you want to become a Quicker, Faster, and Stronger baseball player?
* Sign-up and begin SPARQ Training with Baseball Northwest and Trice Athletics this Fall to achieve these goals and become a more athletic baseball player.
* Eric Trice (former Director of SPARQ Baseball and Professional Baseball player) will provide you with the SPARQ Training needed to increase your strength, speed, power, agility, reaction, and quickness. Eric will also teach you tips & techniques to increase your SPARQ Rating.
* Visit BaseballNorthwest.com or TRICEAthletics.com to sign-up and get more info.

Kalei Mahoe Cure For Cancer Baseball Tournament '09

This Labor Day weekend tourney was held 9/5-7 at Tualatin Hills Rec Center in Beaverton.

All 10 games were rained out on Saturday. 10 games were played on Sunday, 2 playoff games and the championship were played on Labor Day. Here are the scores:

K-Falls 2 PDX Indians 0
Clancy's Irish 3 Puget Sound Astros 2
PDX Dirtbags 10 K-Falls 2
Vancouver warriors 10 Astros 1
Tri-Cities Pilots 2 Dirtbags 0
Willamette Valley MSBL 7 Warriors 5
Seattle Giants 8 Pilots 2
Willamette Valley MSBL 16 Bend 6
Indians 16 Giants 4
Clancy's Irish 7 Bend 1

#1 Dirtbags 7 #2 Willamette Valley MSBL 2
#1 Clancy's Irish 11 #2 PDX Indians 5

Championship
Dirtbags 11 Clancy's 3 DIRTBAGS WIN!!

MVP Blair Wilkins RF-P Dirtbags

This is an 18+ metal bat tourney called the "Kalei Mahoe Cure For Cancer Baseball Tournament". This is a fundraiser and a portion of the entry fees are split 50/50 between the American Cancer Society and Kalei's children. This is the 8th year that Randy Clemo has run this tourney and he renamed it 3 years ago when he lost his best friend Kalei to stomach cancer.
More Photos Here

2009 Oregon Elite Softball Clinic

September 20th, 2009-8:00am-3:30pm

The University of Oregon Athletic Department has a long standing tradition of excellence created through knowledge, hard work, and dedication. The new Oregon softball coaching staff would like to invite you to participate in a unique opportunity this fall to be a part of this tradition.
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 1st
More Info Here

Slabtown Festival

Saturday Sept 19th
12pm-6pm
NW 23rd Ave & Savior ST. FREE all ages

This festival revolves around Big-League Baseball in Slabtown, 1901-1956: A must-see stage attraction will be the lively reminiscences of former baseball players, recalling their days at the old ball park at NW 24th and Vaughn. Before Major League teams migrated from the East, the Portland Beavers were part of the West-Coast equivalent Pacific Coast League. While playing at Vaughn Street Park, the Beavers' first 50 years were highlighted by championship seasons and visiting team greats like Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. The presence of the Beavers and their first stadium at Vaughn Street encouraged many Slabtown boys into professional baseball careers, including future Major League greats Johnny Pesky and Mickey Lolich.

All former ball players are invited. Featured speakers will be Jack Cain, a Vaughn Street Park kid turned Beavers senior advisor; Eddie Basinski, Beavers' star player of the 1940s & ‘50s; and a panel of notable "Slabtowners," including Johnny Pesky's brother Vince.
www.slabtownfestival.com

Ducks Baseball Camp 1/30-31

UP Baseball Winter Camps

Jan. 15-17, 2010 Youth Strictly Hitting Camp

• This action-packed camp is designed for the youth player in grades 2-5 and is directed by Pilots’ head coach Chris Sperry. The camp are well organized and built around the four components of hitting stressed by Coach Sperry: mechanics, vision, adjustments, and the mental plan or approach.

For more information or to register for the Pilot Baseball School, please view the HS Developmental Prospect Camp brochure or the Strictly Hitting and Youth Pitching/Throwing Camp brochure. You can also contact Pilots assistant baseball coach Tucker Brack at 503-943-7732, or e-mail at brack@up.edu.

Online registration is available for all Portland Baseball Camps!!!!
More Info Here

Beavers’ stadium deal strikes out in Beaverton

Triple-A baseball will look elsewhere for a new home
By Ed Johnson
The Beaverton Valley Times, Oct 30, 2009

The plan to bring Triple-A baseball to Beaverton is dead.

According to a letter released Friday, Oct. 30, by Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson, delays in planning and the city’s inability to locate a site for the team’s stadium led him to suspend all negotiations toward the completion of a deal in Beaverton.
Download Letter Here

Paulson said the timeline for the project – he’s looking to build a stadium by the 2011 baseball season – was too rapid for the process the city had to go through. He said he remained open to future conversations with the city should a suitable site be located, but was now pursuing other options to find a home for the Beavers.
Full Story Here

Michele Smith is coming to Beaverton 12/5

Softball Coaches Clinic
Contact Sue Seaver at 503-799-2169 or dmeandsls@msn.com
Download Flier Here
www.friendsofsoftball.org

“Pitchers and Players are made in the off season”

Minor League Baseball Lessons

Featuring 3 current Portland minor league players with a combined experienced of 7 years minor league experience. University of Portland/Jesuit High School graduates and local residents. Learn from the best in the area how your son can excel at the exciting game of baseball. Ages 10-18. Pitching, hitting, fielding, sport specific training, and nutrition. Classes forming now. Limited openings. Classes held at The Yard Baseball Academy in Beaverton with some availability at Gresham HS as well.
Chris Siegfried (left): Chicago Cubs Minor League Left Handed Pitcher
Minor League stats

Ari Ronick (right): San Francisco Giants Minor League Left Handed Pitcher
Minor League stats

Danny Meier (right): Houston Astros Minor League Hitter/R. Hand Pitcher
Minor League stats

Call now to reserve your son’s place: 503.804.5716 or 720.771.8668
Or email to: c.siegfried@mac.com or arironick@gmail.com

Times available Monday-Friday starting at 8:30p. Weekends by appointment only. Lessons last approximately 1 hour
Price:
$50 per player
$45 per player for 2
$40 per player for 3 or more.
8 lessons for the price of 6 per kid available until December 14th. Save $100. Times slots are going fast!

Held At: The Yard Baseball Academy in Beaverton, Oregon 465 SW Western Ave Beaverton, OR 97005 and Gresham High School, Gresham OR.





BBNW's Top Players lists

Baseball Northwest’s ranking of Northwest players is done to highlight the regions' top prospects as evaluated by the Baseball Northwest professional evaluators. It is done to promote and inspire players and also to promote the game. Some college and high school coaches, and professional scouts are consulted but the final lists are put together by the Baseball Northwest staff as a whole. The lists do not reflect the opinion of any specific high school, college, or professional organization.

The evaluaters consider the LONG TERM POTENTIAL OF A PLAYER, the potential of a player at the next level, and not necessarily the success or stats of a high school player.

Seperate lists for Oregon, Washington and Idaho/Montana/Wyoming Class of 2010 can be found here

The OREGON HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION

2010 Coaches Clinic & Association Business Meeting
Friday, February 5th & Saturday, February 6th
Corvallis High School Theater & Cafeteria
1400 NW Buchanan St., Corvallis, 97330

Oregon State University Coaching Staff Anchors Two-Day Speaking Line Up!

WHAT: OHSBCA Sponsored Coaches Clinic & Business Meeting / Lunch Provided
WHEN: Friday, February 5th & Saturday, February 6th
WHERE: Corvallis High School Theater & Cafeteria, 1400 NW Buchanan St., Corvallis, 97330
COST: Individual Rate: $80 For One Coach Program Rate: $15 For Each Additional Coach From Same School or Affiliated Youth Program
WHO: High School & Youth Baseball Coaches
SPEAKERS: Our lineup is representative of the highest quality baseball instruction that exists anywhere at the collegiate level and throughout Oregon High School baseball.
More Info Here
Download Flier here

Happy Thanksgiving!

PSU Softball To Hold Holiday Camp January 2-3

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland State softball team will hold its annual holiday camp Jan. 2-3, 2010 at the Stott Center on PSU's campus.

There will be two sessions both days, with the Green Viks (grades 1-7) going from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and the Black VIks (grades 8-12) going from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The clinic will focus on the following: defensive position development, specialized hitting and slapping drills, and individual fundamental skills (throwing, fielding, hitting and baserunning).

Portland State head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk will lead the two-day clinic, and assistants Kellyn Tate and Kellie Wilkerson will also partake. Current and former Viking players will assist as well.
View Brochure Here
More Info Here

Local Youth League Opening Days

Powell Little League:
Powell Little League is located in southeast Portland, Oregon, and a member of Little League Oregon District 2.
WELCOME TO THE 2010 SPRING SEASON OF POWELL LITTLE LEAGUE
Opening Day Ceremonies take place Saturday, April 3rd, 9AM at Sewallcrest Park. Please join us!
More Info Here

SE Babe Ruth:
Opening Day will be April 10, 2010. The game schedules and rosters are up on the website.

If you have any questions please contact Cindy, at 503-522-5934 or Randall Divine at 503-200-9118
Babe Ruth baseball is for 13-15 yr olds. seportlandbaberuth.org

Sellwood Baseball (JBO):

Opening Day is May 1 this year. Pictures and lots of fun activities planned. And hot dogs.... Mark your calendars!

SJB provides the opportunity for kids from pre-kindergarten thru middle school to play America's greatest game. 2010 Assessments Info here:
www.sellwoodbaseball.com
Questions? Contact Steve Stone at SJBstone@q.com

These, of course, are just three of the leagues available to you if you live in SE Portland, Oregon. Please check out the "Links" page on the menu to the left for many other leagues in the greater Portland area.

Dominican Republic wins Caribean Series


The 2010 Caribean Series wrapped up this weekend with the Indios de Mayagüez from Puerto Rico, the Leones del Escogido from the Dominican Republic, the Naranjeros de Hermosillo from Mexico and the Leones del Caracas from Venezuela fighting it out for the championship.
2/2:
Dominican Republic 2 Puerto Rico 1
Mexico 7 Venezuela 2
2/3:
Dominican Republic 7 Mexico 1
Venezuela 5 Puerto Rico 2
2/4:
Puerto Rico 5 Mexico 3
Dominican Republic 3 Venezuela 2
2/5:
Puerto Rico 7 Dominican Republic 3
Mexico 3 Venezuela 2
2/6:
Dominican Republic 7 Mexico 2
Puerto Rico 7 Venezuela 1
2/7:
Puerto Rico 8 Mexico 2
Dominican Republic 7 Venezuela 4
Dominican Republic wins tourny.

The 2010 Caribbean Series was held from February 2 through February 7, 2010, with the professional baseball champion teams from Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The format consists of 12 games, in a double round-robin format with each team facing each other twice.
www.seriedelcaribe2010.net (Google translation)
All games live on MLB Network
MLB.com page Here

The Caribbean World Series is the only activity in the world which unites professional baseball leagues from different countries playing between them to become champions of their region. After their regular tournaments are over, four countries, which make up today’s Caribbean Federation, compete in this event. The eyes of the Caribbean and the world are focused on this classic which presents good quality baseball.

The games will be played at Estadio Nueva Esparta in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela.

Sellwood Baseball Sign-Ups:
The 2010 Season is Now Closed For Registration

SJB provides the opportunity for kids from pre-kindergarten thru middle school to play America's greatest game. Register your player online at www.sellwoodbaseball.com before the January 31, 2010 deadline. Questions? Contact Steve Stone at SJBstone@q.com

Northwest Independent Baseball League Tryout Dates:
18 and over 28 and over Player Workout and Draft

NWIBL will hold a series of tryouts for their 18+ and 28+ wood bat adult baseball league. The tryouts will start March 7, 2010
More tryout Info Here
Application Form

Check the LINKS PAGE to find other local leagues.

Cleveland HS Baseball Italian Dinner Fundraiser 2/20

Fans of CHS baseball! Come support the baseball program by eating a fabulous spaghetti dinner on Saturday 2/20 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Union Manor, 6404 SE 23rd Avenue Portland, OR 97202. Tickets are $8. Please contact coach Coach Dyer caseydyer@comcast.net or call CHS at 503.916.5120 or ask your favorite CHS Baseball player to purchase tickets. Thank you for your support! For more information, click here to visit the Baseball website home page.
Spaghetti Dinner Flier



Oregon Division 1 College Baseball and Softball this week

The Oregon Ducks softball team won the Atlanta Regional, but then lost the Super Regional vs Missouri.
Ducks win regional in extra innings
Awesome Interactive Bracket Here

Columbia Super Regional - Missouri vs. Oregon:
Game 1: Saturday, May 29 - Missouri 1 Oregon 0
Game 2: Sunday, May 30 - Missouri 7 Oregon 2
Ducks Eliminated

The Oregon Ducks baseball team win finale vs Cal, wait to find out post season fate today.

Fri, May 28 California 4 Ducks 3
Sat, May 29 California 13 Ducks 3
Sun, May 30 Ducks 6 California 5

Duck fans in Portland will be able to listen to their games on the radio in Portland on one of these stations: Freedom 970 AM, KUIK AM 1360 or THE GAME 95.5 FM
Full schedule here.
Ducks Softball Schedule here.

OSU Beavers baseball lose finale to Arizona, wait to find out post season fate today.<.
05/26 Beavs 2 Ducks 1
05/28 Beavs 6 Arizona 3
05/29 Beavs 5 Arizona 0
05/30 Arizona 3 Beavs 1

All Oregon State games played on Fridays and on the weekend can be heard on KPAM 860 in the Portland area. Weekday games and any starting after 7 p.m. will be available on KKAD 1550-AM in Portland, the sister station of KPAM 860.
Complete Schedule here
OSU Softball Schedule here

The Portland Pilots sweep final series at Gonzaga but have liitle/no hope for post season.
Wed, May 26 Washington State 3 Portland 2
Fri, May 28 Portland 2 Gonzaga 1
Sat, May 29 Portland 6 Gonzaga 2
Sun, May 30 Portland 7 Gonzaga 3
Complete Schedule Here

The Portland State Vikings are done for the year.
Complete Schedule Here

Check all the D1 Baseball scores, schedules, standings and rankings at www.d1baseball.com

Games! Mets win 1st game of season, let's hope they can win the last!

Prep baseball 2010: 9 players to watch

Scott Sepich, special to The Oregonian, March 22, 2010

1. Rudy Corbett, sr., P, Cleveland. The three-time Class 5A Portland Interscholastic League pitcher of the year returns to lead the league favorite.--->

2. Tyler Campbell, soph., SS, Lake Oswego. As a freshman in 2009, Campbell was a first-team all-Three Rivers League selection and earned honorable mention in voting for The Oregonian Class 6A all-state team.

3. Tommy D'Aboy, sr., SS, Sandy. The reigning Mt. Hood Conference player of the year hit .457 with 25 RBI in conference play last year and hopes to play for Gonzaga.

4. Jace Fry, jr., OF/P, Southridge. A third-team all-state selection in the outfield as an sophomore, Fry is rated by Baseball Northwest as the top pitching prospect in Oregon in the class of 2011.

5. Carson Kelly, soph., IF/P, Westview. The returning first-team all-conference player will see time at first base and third base. Baseball Northwest rates Kelly as the top sophomore prospect in Oregon. 6. Mark Lambson, sr., P, Tualatin. The Arizona State-bound right-hander was undefeated with a 0.92 ERA last season. He has been in the Tualatin rotation since he was a freshman. Lambson features four pitches he locates well.

7. Matt Maurer, sr., P, North Medford: The reigning Gatorade Oregon player of the year, he signed with Pepperdine in November. Last year, he was 8-2 with a 1.29 ERA.

8. Ben Wetzler, sr., P/OF, Clackamas. Wetzler, who has committed to Oregon State, was 9-1 with a 0.89 ERA and 82 strikeouts against seven walks last season. He also led the Cavaliers with a .467 batting average and 20 stolen bases.

9. Tom Zarosinski, sr., P, Lake Oswego. A returning first-team all-league pitcher who has committed to Oregon State, he will play at first base when not on the mound.
Related: Sizing up the Portland-area conferences.

Youth leagues started up this weekend

Most youth leagues in Portland have opened their seasons by now. Check out the 'Links' section for more info.

Baseball: Class of 2010 pitching ranks among state's best ever

Nick Daschel, special to The Oregonian, May 04, 2010 9:25 p.m.

From La Grande to Ashland and many cities in between, Oregon is loaded with seasoned, talented senior pitchers. Three signed scholarships at Oregon State: Ian Kendall of Ashland, Clackamas' Ben Wetzler and Lake Oswego's Tom Zarosinski. Zach Moeller of McNary also has committed to Oregon State.

Others who have signed Division I letters of intent are Tualatin's Mark Lambson (Arizona State) and Brandon Snyder (Washington State), North Medford's Matt Maurer (Pepperdine) and La Grande's Zach Nice (Portland).

Ross Peterson, who coached at McMinnville and Beaverton from 1974 to 1998 and continues to follow high school baseball, likened 2010 to the senior class seven years ago, which included future Oregon State standouts Dallas Buck (Newberg), Jonah Nickerson (Oregon City) and Kevin Gunderson (Central Catholic).
Read More Here

Softball: Cleveland continues dominance of 5A PIL

Jerry Ulmer, The Oregonian,

Cleveland put the final touch on its fourth consecutive title in Class 5A Portland Interscholastic League softball Tuesday with a 10-0 win over Madison.

It was the 34th league win a row for Cleveland (16-6, 9-0), a streak that dates to the 2007 season. The team is 47-2 in league play the last four years.

Now Cleveland is looking ahead to the state playoffs, where it has lost in the quarterfinals the last two seasons to The Dalles-Wahtonka. Coach Richard Breece said he thinks his team is a step ahead of where it was last year.

"The kids are more pulled together," he said. "Last year, it was kind of tough for the younger kids to come in and take the spot over; now they're all gung-ho and ready to go. They've put the puzzle together now."

Junior Leah Butters, the league's pitcher of the year in 2009, is having another strong season. She is 15-5 with a 1.13 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 130 innings.

"I think she's improved over last year," Breece said. "She's been hitting her marks a lot better."

Butters was taken to the hospital Monday after being hit in the face with a ball at practice. But she was back on the mound Tuesday, sporting a black eye, and pitched a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts. She also was 3 for 4 with a home run.

Butters has benefited from a strong defense led by senior catcher Sarah Breninger, senior third baseman Melanie Schoepp and junior outfielder Joanie Pioli.

Breninger, a first-team all-league catcher in 2009, is hitting .478 with six doubles, three triples, four home runs and 21 RBIs. She has an .836 slugging percentage.

"She's been crushing the ball," Breece said.
More Info Here

Clackamas defeats Barlow to reach 6A Title game

THE CAVS CONTINUED THEIR MARCH THROUGH THE PLAYOFFS WITH AN IMPRESSIVE VICTORY OVER THE BARLOW BRUINS AT LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL. THE CAVS WERE HELD SCORELESS THROUGH FIVE INNINGS BUT BROKE IT OPEN IN THE 6TH INNING ON A DOUBLE BY JUNIOR MATT CALHOUN FOLLOWED UP BY AN RBI SINGLE BY SOPHOMORE COOPER MICKELSON. DAVID SOWARDS BURIED THE BRUINS WITH A 3 RUN HOME RUN SEALING THE INVITE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

CAVS TO MEET SOUTH MEDFORD FOR OREGON 6A Title
SAT, JUNE 5TH 5:00 PM
KEIZER STADIUM
www.clackamasbaseball.com

Padres to hold June 24 tryout at PGE Park

The San Diego Padres, in conjunction with the Portland Beavers, will hold an open player tryout at PGE Park on Thursday, June 24, at 8:30 a.m.

All interested baseball players between the ages of 16 and 22 who were not drafted this year are encouraged to attend.

The camp is free with no registration or tryout fees involved. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at PGE Park. Arriving players should enter through Gate 35 at PGE Park, located at the top of the roadway in center field between the Multnomah Athletic Club and PGE Park off 18th Ave. Tryouts will continue until approximately 12 noon.
More Info here

The Oregon Amateur Softball Association (ASA) has State Championships in 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u and 10u age levels and each level has A, B and C skill level. Check out all the info here:
www.oregon-asa.com/youth



Prospect Baseball Camps Aug 9 & 10

Summer Camp Schedule
August 2nd thru 4th
Ages 6-12 Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Place: Glenhaven Park (North of Madison HS)
This camp will cover all aspects of the game for the 9 hours of instruction time.

August 9th and 10th
2-Day Pitching Camp All ages welcome

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Place: Glenhaven Park (North of Madison HS)
Any questions email Coach Wryn at:
wryn@prospectbb.com
www.prospectbb.com

Pirates 2010 NWIBL Champs

The NorthWest Independent Baseball League (NWIBL) is an 18+ wood bat league here in Portland and has games all week at Sckavone and Walker Stadiums. Grown men playing pretty good baseball! Many ex-pros! Free admission!

Come see Northwest Independent Baseball League teams as they battle it out for the city championship! The 14 team double elimination championship series started Monday, August 16.

Monday, August 23, 2010 Walker Stadium
G21 Portland Angels 2 Portland Indians 1 (Indians eliminated)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Walker Stadium
G22 Portland Royals 4 Portland Flyers 2 (Flyers eliminated)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Tualatin Hills #1
G25 Bridgetown Thunder 5 Portland Angels 4 RECAP (Angels eliminated)

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Tualatin Hills #1
G26 Portland Circles 10 Portland Royals 5 (Royals eliminated)

Friday, August 27, 2010 Walker Stadium
G27 Bridgetown Thunder 3 Portland Circles 1 RECAP (Circles eliminated)

Saturday, August 28, 2010 Sckavone Stadium
G28 Portland River Hawks 3 Portland Pirates 2
G29 Portland Pirates 7 Bridgetown Thunder 4 (Thunder eliminaed) (RECAP)

Championship Sunday:
Pirates 11 River Hawks 4 (Pirates force 'IF' game)
Pirates 4 River Hawks 2

Pirates Win 2010 Season Championship

Fans are welcome to attend games at Sckavone Field, TUALATIN HILLS, and Walker Stadium, FREE ADMISSION! Just visit the Play Off Games Schedule for games and times at each venue.

The league also supports 2010 Fall Baseball Series and Monday Night Baseball open to anyone over 18 who wants to experience playing wood bat baseball games in Sckavone Stadium, Westmoreland Park. Gates open at 5.30 PM and the game lasts till dusk. Teams looking to add players for fall season starting second week in September should register.

2010 NABA 25+/35+ Champs

The National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) is a nation wide organization that runs a 25+ and a 35+ league in the area.

Playoffs for the Portland-area 35+ NL and AL were Sept. 22 at Tualatin Hills and the championship games were played on Sept. 23 at Walker Stadium. Here are the results:

Wednesday, Sept. 22 NL:
Clancy's Irish def Sea Dogs
Red Sox def White Sox

Thursday, Sept 23
Red Sox 8 Clancy's Irish 3 Red Sox Champions!

Wednesday, Sept. 22 AL:
Hammers def Eastside Misfits
Braves def Portland Dirt

Thursday, Sept 23
Braves 8 Hammers 6 Braves Champions!

Playoffs for the Portland-area 25+ National League has been rescheduled as a one-day tournament at Tualatin Hills on Sept. 25. All games are nine innings and the higher seed is always home. Here are the pairings:

Saturday, Sept. 25 @ Tualatin Hills
Vancouver Blaze (#2) vs. Dirtbags (#3), field #2, 11 a.m.
Outlaws (#1) vs. Rangers (#4), field #1, 11 a.m.
Championship: field #1, 2:30 p.m.

Murrayhill LL Eliminated

Murrayhill Little League went 3-1 in pool play at the Northwest Regional but lost to Idaho in the semi-finals Thursday 6-3 and has been eliminated.



Hammers win 50+ 2010 NABA Phoenix World Series

Hammers win 50+

*The top-seeded Hammers finished the tournament 6-0 en route to their second consecutive WCS championship. In two playoff games, the Hammers outscored the opposition 25-2.
*MVP: Jerry Tumans, Portland Hammers, 9 IP, 2 ER, 3 K
*Gold Glove: Craig Foster, Portland Hammers, in addition to good defense, Foster went 2-4 with 4 RBI

Portland Hammers manager Lee Sitton didn’t mince words. “We are a bunch of tools,” he said. Click here for more: www.dugout.org

The National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) is holding it's 'WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES' in Phoenix this month. The dates and divisions are listed below. Teams from all over the country participate. There are several teams from the area playing including the Portland Red Sox, 35+ wood, the Hammers, 50+ wood and the Portland Dirt, 55+ wood. It looks like a lot of fun and you can follow along here: www.dugout.org/tournaments....

The Portland Dirt get second place in the 60+ wood bat division. The Red Sox lost in the quarter-finals and were eliminated.

Oregon Outlaws in 2010 MSBL World Series

The Outlaws went 4-2 in pool play and lost their playoff game. Pretty good showing, I think.

The Oregon Outlaws played in the MSBL (Mens Senior Baseball League) championships this week in Arizona. Here are the results:

Mon, Oct. 25 Outlaws 14 Fresno Dodgers 3
Mon, Oct. 25 Outlaws 16 St. Thomas Tropical Waves 5
Tue, Oct. 26 Arizona Pirates 10 Outlaws 7
Wed, Oct. 27 Outlaws 24 West Coast Bigfoot 4
Wed, Oct. 27 Outlaws 12 Chicago North TSP's 2
Thu, Oct. 28 Fresno Knights 17 Outlaws 4
Fri, Oct. 29 Chicago Seminoles 9 Oregon Outlaws 3

Here's a statement from their facebook page:
"Oregon Outlaws~ I am proud of everyone on our team for battling and representing Oregon and the Outlaws. Thank you Warfield, Puderbaugh, Glynn, Darco, Adams, Laurie, Baumer, R. Krupp, Spencer, Thorne, Littlefield, Haner, D. Crandall, and M. Crandall for playing your hearts out. I was honored to play with you guys. Go Outlaws!!!!"

www.msblworldseries.com/Team...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2011!

Academy Baseball

Academy Fall Ball 2011 is here!

There's still plenty of baseball left in the season, with the best weather of the year! Academy Sports is excited to offer Little League this fall, with three to five teams playing in different programs from Minor and Major. Click here for more details!

Visit our Fall Development League page for more details on this fun and exciting league designed to be the first step in your future All-Star's development. Play begins September 11th and runs through October 16th, with extended games locations for fall. We'll be playing ball in SE, NE, and SW so there's no excuse for your child to miss out on this rewarding experience.

Academy Sports would like to congratulate all of our Travel Teams for their outstanding play this summer! We’ve stayed in the hunt, and have taken it all – good show!

www.academybaseball.net
971-570-6507


Spring Sports start Practice!

Oregon High School spring sports, like baseball and softball can begin practice today, 2/28/11.

Try to stay dry!
www.osaa.org









The Yard Baseball Academy

Come celebrate with Chicago Cubs Darwin Barney!!

We are celebrating our three year anniversary on November 12th from 12:00-2:00 and would like to thank everyone that has helped, supported or trained at The Yard by having a little thank you party!!

The Cubs second baseman will be hanging around to sign autographs, take pictures and help the Yard celebrate its 3rd year of being open. So bring your favorite OSU or Cubs things and have them signed!!

We will have cake, snacks, drinks and will be raffling a few items donated by Darwin throughout the two hours, so just drop in anytime between 12 and 2.

Come join the fun!!

The Yard Baseball
www.theyardbba.com
503 352-0917

3rd Annual Gregg Ireland 4th of July Classic

John Nero Wood Bat Tournament

The John Nero Wood Bat Tournament is a High School baseball tourny held in Hillsboro every 4th of July weekend. There will be 56 games played between today and 7/3 at Liberty HS, Century HS and Hare Field.

Go out and watch some good baseball!

John Nero was the announcer at Nick Sckavone Field in Westmoreland Park for 28 years, and he was very active in amateur baseball.

He coached Legion teams at Cleveland and Grant high schools in Portland, and he also served as Area and State Legion Commissioner. In 1973, Nero received the Rollie Truitt Baseball Award for his contributions to amateur baseball.
2011 John Nero Wood Bat Tournament


Ducks take the field for baseball (practice)

The Portland Tribune, Sep 15, 2008

The Oregon Ducks are ready to play ball.

Well, actually, they’re just ready to practice playing ball, for the first time in 27 years.

An Oregon baseball team took the field Tuesday at Thurston High in Springfield as new coach George Horton conducts his first official workout. The Ducks, who dropped the sport nearly three decades ago, open Feb. 20 at Saint Mary’s. Their home opener is Feb. 27 against national champion Fresno State.

The Oregon baseball program will also be holding open tryouts for eligible University of Oregon students from 3-6 p.m., at Thurston High School on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Portland Tribune Story
Baseball NW's Interview with George Horton

16U Team takes gold over Mexico

Update 9/22/08:
USA goes 8-0 to win the Gold.

The USA Baseball 16U National Team is competing in the "COPABE 'AA' Youth Pan Am Championships" in Vera Cruz Mexico this week. The Premundial Juvenil de Beisbol Vera Cruz 2008 consists of teams from the US, Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil and Aruba.

CHS Softball Fundraiser

Support CHS Girls’ Softball as you decorate your home or office for the holidays! Purchase poinsettias by contacting any softball player or Coach rlbreece@msn.com or 503-810-4271 or Karen Trussell at kmtrusse@tek.com or 503-805-5936. Order forms are also available in the main office and the business office. Orders must be placed by 11/17. Delivery date is 11/24.

The poinsettias are $15.00 each and are available in red, white, pink and “Jingle Bell” (red splashed with pink and white). The plants come in a 6.5” pot and have a 15"-17" height/spread and 6+ blooms

The Franklin Baseball Store

Franklin High School Baseball Program extends to you our sincere wishes for a Happy Holiday. This past year has been an exciting one - our team enjoyed success on the field, and we made steady progress to reach out and become more involved with our community. We look forward to more growth and success this year.

Annual Christmas Tree Fund Raiser starts Friday, December 5th. Before you purchase your tree, come take a look. Top quality trees at a great price! The sale will run through Sunday, December 21st at Warner Pacific College (parking lot) at 68th and SE Division.

Tree selection includes Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir and Layered Noble Fir in sizes under 6', 6'-7', and 7'-8'. For further details, visit our website:
www.quakerbaseball.com

Spread the word in every corner that you can. We appreciate your support!

Yours in Baseball,
Robbie Trebelhorn
Academy Baseball Director
Franklin HS Head Coach
971-570-6507

Metro Baseball Academy Thanksgiving Camp

For those players that have school off for the week of Thanksgiving, Metro Baseball Academy will conduct a 3-day camp November 24 - 26 for 3rd - 8th Graders from 9 a.m. - Noon. Campers will be divided by age and skill level. The camp will focus on developing both hitting and defensive skills. Coach Darold Ellison will be on hand with former Oregon State star and current professional baseball player Andy Jenkins of the Florida Marlins. Video analysis for hitting will be provided for all campers. Coach Bob Hammitt will be available on Wednesday to work with infielders. The cost of the camp will be $150.

Where & When
Date: November 24 - 26
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Metro Warehouse 125 SE Stark Portland, OR 97214
Our facility is located on the 2nd floor of Coast Auto Supply. The entrance to the facility is located on the 2nd street side of the building.

Franklin Baseball Thanksgiving Camp

Hello Baseball families- Franklin Baseball will be offering a two day holiday camp at Franklin High School in the gym. The camp will run this Friday and Saturday 3 to 6PM. The cost will be $30 and every camper will receive a Franklin Baseball T-Shirt. The campers should bring plenty of water and all of their baseball necessities. It will also be important to have non-scuff soled shoes to wear in the gym. This will be a fun event at a very reasonable price. The camp will be for campers ages 8 to 14. We will divide the camper up by ability. We will also have a limit of 20 camper for this event. Please spread the word since we received permission at a late notice. If there are any families that need assistance please have them contact me, so we can arrange a scholarship agreement.

Please email academy_baseball@yahoo.com or call me to secure your spot for this camp.

Yours in Baseball,
Robbie Trebelhorn
Academy Baseball Director
Franklin HS Head Coach
971-570-6507

Camps and Clinics everywhere

There are offseason training opportunities all over the area in January and February. The following list will include one-day and weekend clinics. For on-going training at the various baseball acadamies in the area please go to the Acadamies/Schools page on the menu to the left.

*Concordia Baseball Clinics
Pitching Camp-Feb 1st
All Skills Camp Feb 8th
athletics.cu-portland.edu
*Linfield Softball Clinics
An instructional fastpitch clinic for girls age 8-18 on February 7th.
www.linfield.edu/sports=sb
*Cougar Softball Clinics
Feb 7-8 17th Annual Hitting Clinic
Feb 7-8 Pitching Clinic
http://depts.clackamas.edu/athletics/Softball/
*WOU Wolves Softball Clinics
Feb 7th Pitching Clinic
Feb 8th Fielding and Hitting Clinics
www.wouwolves.com/newscontent/archives/2008/11/softball
*Pacific U. Baseball and Softball Clinics
Feb 7th 9am-noon All-skills Baseball clinic
www.goboxers.com/bb/camps
Feb 8th 8:30am-3pm All-skills Softball clinic
www.goboxers.com/sb/clinics

best list ever

2009 Jim Evans Umpire Camp

Jim Evans is a former MLB umpire and he runs one of the two 5 week Umpire Schools in Florida that all potential MLB/MiLB umps must attend. He also goes around the country holding 5 day courses in the winter. He is coming to Portland to hold a 3 day course in conjunction with the PBUA. This is a great, low cost opportunity to get world class training right in our own back yard. This is Jim's website: www.umpireacademy.com

When: March 6th, 7th, & 8th
Times: 3/6---Registration 3pm Starts Promptly-4pm-10pm
3/7--8am-6pm (lunch on your own)
3/8--8am-3pm (lunch provided)
Where: Tigard HS 9900 SW Durham Rd Tigard OR
Cost: $ 195.00
Camp Shirt provided **** Saturday Banquet provided
Register Here

AAA Allstar Game in Portland

Portland, Oregon will play host to the 2009 Triple-A All-Star Game, scheduled for July 15. The 22nd annual Triple-A All-Star Game returns to a Pacific Coast League park after the PCL was victorious at the 2008 game in Louisville. The 2009 All-Star festivities will be held at PGE Park (home of the Portland Beavers), consisting of several days of exciting events and activities including a fan festival and the Home Run Derby. In the 11 years since the game changed to the current format, the Pacific Coast League holds a 6-5 edge over the International League. Home team advantage for the Bricktown Showdown Championship will be on the line!

ALL-STAR COUNTDOWN: There is 0 day remaining until the 2009 Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be held Wednesday, July 15, at PGE Park. Tickets are available at the PGE Park box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For group tickets, contact the Beavers at (503) 553-5555.

Saturday, July 11- Fan Fest at PGE Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, July 13 - All-Star Home Run Derby
Wednesday, July 15 - All-Star Luncheon
Wednesday, July 15 - Cricket Wireless Triple-A All-Star Game

More Info Here

Portland Beavers 2009 camps schedule

The Portland Beavers will conduct a series of three Nike youth summer baseball camps at PGE Park in 2009 as part of its annual camps program.

The dates are:
LAST CHANCE: Aug. 28-30
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Beavers Nike summer camps are led by head camps instructor Tommy Sandt, a former Beavers coach and player, as well as select members of the 2009 Beavers team. Each of the three camps will feature professional instruction in hitting, pitching, fielding and throwing in a fun and educational environment. New in 2009, Nike will implement elements of their SPARQ training, a program that emphasizes stretching and agility exercises, into the Beavers’ summer camps program.
More Info here

Last Day for Softball POINSETTIA SALE 11/13!

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL POINSETTIA SALE NOW THROUGH 11/13!
Support CHS Girls’ Softball as you decorate your home or office for the holidays! Purchase poinsettias by contacting any softball player or Coach Richard Breece at rlbreece@msn.com. Order forms are also available in the CHS main office and the business office. Checks should be made payable to CHS Girls’ Softball. Orders must be placed by 11/13. Delivery date is 11/20.

The poinsettias are $15.00 each and are available in red, white, pink and Jingle Bell (red splashed with pink and white). The plants, grown by Al’s, come in a 6.5” pot and have a 15"-17" height/spread and 6+ blooms.

For more information contact Coach Breece at email address above. The Girls’ Softball team thanks you for your support!

Are you a fan of Cleveland High School Baseball? Want any easy way to support the players? Join the CHS Baseball Board! We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the SkyBox Pub in Sellwood. Come check us out! Questions? Contact April Potter at ajpotter75@yahoo.com or 503-232-7495.
www.clevelandbaseball.org



2009 COPABE Pan Am A Championships

14U Team wins 2009 Pan Ams
Team USA (14U) went 6-0 in the 2009 COPABE Pan Am A Championships held in Portoviejo, Ecuador this week. They defeated Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico and Ecuador by a combined score of 52-0. The 5th win was a little closer with a win over Brazil, 5-3. The gold medal game was a 4-3 come from behind affair vs Puerto Rico on 10/24.

Nine different countries competined in this tournament. Joining the 14U National Team was Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The 14U Team has now won its last 26 games in international competition.

There are 18 kids on the team, 9 from California, 4 from Texas, and 1 each from NY, NJ, Ga, Washington and Arizona.
More Info Here

UP takes 2/3 from Seattle

The University of Portland Pilots (NCAA Div 1~ WCC) hosted The Seattle University Redhawks this past weekend at Joe Etzel Field in North Portland.

Seattle University Baseball Ready for First Division I Season in 30 Years

2/26/2010 UP v Seattle rain
2/27/2010:
Pilots 2 Seattle 1 (10)~Pilots Pitchers strike out 19!
2/28/2010:
Pilots 7 Seattle 5
Seattle 5 Pilots 4 Seattle's first victory in return to D1 play
Complete UP Schedule Here

Ducks baseball "Tsunami Warning'd" out Saturday

From the Dugout: Feb. 27, 2010

The state of Hawaii and the Oregon baseball team “dodged a bullet” on Saturday after the 8.8 Chilean earthquake resulted in a tsunami warning for the state of Hawaii.

The Ducks awoke to a 6:30 a.m. intercom announcement from the Marriott Courtyard staff, alerting us to the Tsunami warning and letting us know that that we should follow the news for updates and stay above the fourth floor.

While there was no official evacuation of the hotel, the surrounding beaches and parks were closed and evacuated. The Ducks chose to head inland and move to higher ground. Despite closing for the day, the University of Hawai’i was a gracious host, opening up Les Murakami for the team.
Hawaii & And Ducks Dodge Bullet

Baseball 5A vs. 6A senior all-star series this weekend at Linfield

The Jim Doran McMinnville Auto Group 6A vs. 5A All-Star Baseball Series is June 19-20 at Linfield College in McMinnville. Top senior players in Class 5A and Class 6A will play two seven-inning games each day.

Tualatin's Arizona State-bound Mark Lambson----->

Class 6A vs. Class 5A All-Star Baseball Series.
When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Roy Helser Field, Linfield College, McMinnville.
Format: Two seven-inning games each day.
More Info Here
All-State Lists Here

Diamond Classic starts Thursday

CLACKAMAS – Clackamas High School’s baseball program hosts its annual Diamond Classic tournament Thursday through Sunday (July 8-11).

Among the teams participating are: Clackamas, Oregon City, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Aloha, Barlow, Westview, Redmond, Centennial, and Washington teams Port Orchard, Yakima and Port Angeles.

Games begin at 10 a.m. daily on both fields. The championship game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Third place and consolation championship games are slated for Sunday at 3 p.m.
www.clackamasreview.com/...
www.clackamasbaseball.com/...

PBC loses to Alabama, gets 2nd place

16-18 Babe Ruth World Series

The Portland Baseball Club (16-18) team is the Pacific Northwest Regional Champion and is competing in the Babe Ruth World Series August 4-12 in Newark, Ohio.

Pool play results here:
Thursday, Aug 5~~ Southwest 4 Pacific Northwest 1
Friday, Aug 6~~ Pacific Northwest 6 Wisconsin 0
Saturday, Aug 7~~ Pacific Northwest 15 Ohio State Champion 0
Sunday, Aug 8~~ Pacific Northwest 10 New England 0

PBC wins Wednesday, 7-1 in second round of bracket play and are scheduled for 3:30pm PDT on Thursday.
Wednesday, Aug 11~~ Pacific Northwest 7 Watsonville, CA 1
Thursday, Aug 12~~ Championship Game Mobile, AL. 12 Portland Baseball Club 1

www.portlandbaseballclub.com
www.baberuthonline.com/home/worldseries...

CLEVELAND SOFTBALL PRESENTS: WARRIOR BOWLING!

A FUNDRAISER FOR CHS SOFTBALL 2/26
The Cleveland HS softball teams will be hosting a bowling fundraiser on Saturday 2/26 from 4:00 to 6:15 p.m. at Rose Bowl Lanes, 3800 SE 164th at Powell.

Check in at 3:30. $15.00 per bowler: includes shoes and 3 games or 2 hours of bowling, whichever comes first. There will be 24 lanes and 5 bowlers per team. Join in for prizes, raffles, music, and fun! All profits go to CHS Warrior Softball. To reserve your lanes, please pay by 2/24. The first 120 bowlers who pay will have lanes.

Questions? Contact Coach Breece at rlbreece@msn.com or 503-810-4271. After bowling, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., enjoy a spaghetti dinner (spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and beverage) at the Westmoreland Union Manor, 6404 S.E. 23rd Ave, Portland, 97202. Cost of dinner is $8.00. Contact Greg Franks at 503-789-2547 with questions about dinner.

3rd Annual Umps Care Charities Online Auction 3/9-20

UMPS CARE Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established by Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires to provide financial, in-kind and emotional support for America’s youth and families in need.

Through our youth-based programs, professional baseball umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth and children coping with serious illness by providing memorable baseball experiences, supporting pediatric medical care, and raising awareness for foster care children waiting to be adopted.
www.umpscare.com

OSAA Playoffs Semifinal Scores

6A Baseball
#6 Oregon City 2 #1 Roseburg 1
#1 Thurston 4 #3 Sheldon 3

6A Softball
#1 North Medford 5 #2 Clackamas 4
#1 South Salem 5 #6 Crater 2

5A Baseball
#1 Summit 11 #2 Sherwood 1
#5 Wilson 3 #2 Bend 2

5A Softball
#1 Pendleton 5 #3 West Albany 0
#7 Silverton 1 #4 The Dalles Wahtonka 0

4A Baseball
#1 Ontario 6 #3 North Valley 2
#5 Hidden Valley 5 #7 Henley 4

4A Softball
#2 Cascade 5 #1 Henley 4
#3 Banks 3 #5 Mazama 1

3A Baseball
#3 Cascade Christian 5 #4 Bandon / Pacific 0
#1 Santiam Christian 6 #3 Burns 0

3A Softball
#1 Blanchet Catholic 10 #2 Dayton 5
#1 Santiam Christian 1 #2 Rainier 0

2A/1A Baseball
#1 Weston-McEwen 10 #2 Regis 7
#1 Kennedy 9 #3 Knappa 2

2A/1A Softball
#1 Heppner/Ione 10 #3 Enterprise/Joseph 0
#1 Glendale 20 #6 Gold Beach 4

ALL BRACKETS/SCORES HERE-w3.osaa.org/scorecenter
2011 HS Champs Here


Former Cleveland High standout heading to camp

UPDATE 3/12/09 Josh Keller is in the LA Angels minor league camp this spring. He is hoping to be placed on a long season A team, probably the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League.

Josh Keller, an all-PIL pitcher for Cleveland High's 2004 league champions, earned his first professional victory on July 13th '08 in a 6-5 Arizona Angels win.

Keller signed with the Angels as an undrafted free agent in June '08, deciding to forgo his final season at OSU.

Portland Tribune story

Adult Fall baseball

Portland City League Baseball held its annual Adult fallball league again this year.

THE WHITE SOX (6-2) DEFEATED THE (7-2) INDIANS 5-4 IN NINE INNINGS TO CLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2008 PCLB ADULT FALL LEAGUE.



Portland City League Baseball invites you to join the only established 18 & Over Adult fall league in the greater Portland & Vancouver metro area. Established in 2002 the PCLB 18 & Over Fall League provides competitive league and championship tournament play every fall. Games played at Sckavone Field and Walker Stadium. Games will be played weeknights Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 6:30 pm start, and weekends.

Cleveland HS SOFTBALL POINSETTIA SALE

Support CHS Girls’ Softball as you decorate your home or office for the holidays! Purchase poinsettias by contacting any softball player or Coach rlbreece@msn.com or 503-810-4271 or Karen Trussell at kmtrusse@tek.com or 503-805-5936. Order forms are also available in the main office and the business office. Orders must be placed by 11/17. Delivery date is 11/24.

The poinsettias are $15.00 each and are available in red, white, pink and “Jingle Bell” (red splashed with pink and white). The plants come in a 6.5” pot and have a 15"-17" height/spread and 6+ blooms

The Biz of Baseball - Reporting from the MLB Winter Meetings

Maury Brown, the president of the Business of Sports Network, through BizofBaseball.com has been filing daily reports on the comings and goings of the MLB winter meetings in Las Vegas.

Check www.bizofbaseball.com for more details.
If you like to listen to baseball talk you can download Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast here.

MLB Network debuted Jan 1

Studios 3 and 42 are ready, the new talent is ready, the new theme music is ready, the highlights are ready, Don Larsen's perfect game is ready after 52 years under wraps, the remotes are ready in 50 million households and Major League Baseball is ready to be somehow even bigger 1/1/09.

It's time to introduce your new MLB Network. It will be available in Portland on Comcast channel 419 and DirecTV channel 213
http://mlb.mlb.com/network

OREGON HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION CLINIC

The Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association One Day Coaches Clinic is Saturday, January 24th from 9:00-4:30 at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan St., Corvallis, Or. 97330. All High School and youth coaches are invited.

The cost is $75.00 for one coach, $100.00 covers up to three coaches. Lunch is provided.

Clinic speakers are: Brent Child, Centennial H.S., Jack Dunn, former Portland State University coach, who was just recently inducting into the ACBA Hall of Fame, Brett Wolfe, North Medford H.S., Marty Hunter, George Fox Univ., Phil Dube, Thurston H.S., and Jeremiah Robbins, Western Oregon Univ. Registrations opens at 8:00 am.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ERIC DAZEY @ eric.dazey@corvallis.k12.or.us or 541-760-7643

Baseball Civil War in Portland

The Beavers defeated the Ducks 8-1 on Sunday to take the Civil War series 2 games to 1

The Beavs won on Friday in Eugene 7-1 and the Ducks returned the favor 3-2 in 10 innings Saturday night in Portland. Video Highlights Here The two Civil War games in Portland drew a total of 29,249 fans to PGE Park over the weekend.

The highly anticipated meeting between the state’s rival schools comes at time when the Ducks baseball program returns to action after a 28-year absence. Head coach George Horton, who led Cal State Fullerton to a 2004 national championship, directs the first-year Ducks, who last fielded a team during the 1980-81 season. Under the leadership of head coach Pat Casey, the Beavers, meanwhile, have established themselves as a national power in recent years after winning back-to-back College World Series titles in 2006 and 2007.
More Info Here

Little League Seasons Start

LITTLE LEAGUE season is here

Starting now and continuing through mid June there will be youth baseball and softball games at many locations in the area on weeknights and all day on Saturdays.

You should make some time and feel free to stop by any local field to watch a game and hang out. Some fields for sure that will have games are Sewellcrest Park, Brooklyn Park, Sunnyside School, Clinton Park, Woodstock Park, Binnsmead School, Kennilworth Park, Sellwood MS, Berkely Park, Lents Park and Montivilla Park. Check out the Maps to Fields section to find the fields.

The photo to the right is Powell LL Hall of Famer Jack Huffstetler at his 2006 PLL HOF Induction with some players from his 1966 and 1982 District 2 Championship teams.

Most youth leagues in the area started their seasons on Saturday, 4/4. Powell Little League had their annual parade at Sewellcrest Park at 9am followed by opening ceremonies. Click Here for photos of the 2006 Parade.

There are many different leagues/organizations in the area. You can find them in the Links section of this website.

Padres to conduct open player tryout Friday at PGE Park

The Portland Beavers do not offer open tryouts for the team. As an affiliated professional baseball team, the Beavers have a player development agreement with a team from Major League Baseball (San Diego Padres). As such, all Beavers players are scouted, recruited and signed to contracts by the Padres, and then assigned to play in Portland.

Each season, the Padres conduct an open player tryout at PGE Park (usually in June). The tryout is not to recruit players to play for the Beavers, rather it is an opportunity for scouts to identify players they may want to sign at a later date to potentially play in the Padres minor league system.

The 2009 tryout will be held at PGE Park on June 26. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The tryout is open to players between the ages of 16 and 22 who were not drafted in the June draft. The tryout is free with no registration or tryout fees involved. Players participating in American Legion summer baseball must have a permission slip signed by a head coach or commander of the Legion post the player represents. All players under the age of 18 must supply a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. The Padres and Beavers supply baseballs, batting helmets, wood bats and one set of catching gear. Participants are encouraged to bring their own wood bat, but no metal bats, and must supply all other playing equipment.

All participants must sign a waiver before taking part in the Padres tryout. Click here for a pdf release form.

The Major League Scouting Bureau conducts tryout camps around the country and can be reached at (909) 980-1881 for tryout information.

2009 baseball world cup

USA wins 2009 Baseball World Cup
Justin Smoak named 2009 World Cup Most Valuable Player.

Here are the USA's 3rd round scores:
Sept. 22 USA 6 Venezuela 3
Sept. 23 USA 3 Puerto Rico 0
Sept. 24 USA 5 Cuba 3
Sept. 25 USA 8 Netherlands 2
Sept. 27 Finals:USA 10 Cuba 5
The Semi Finals and The Final Round (22nd-27th Sept) were hosted by Italy with 8 participating teams.
USA World Cup scores and schedule
www.2009baseballworldcup.com
After Olympic shutout, baseball WCup is a success
For an easier understanding of how the Baseball World Cup tournament operates, please Do NOT click here! :-)

Redbirds defeat Bulls in AAA National Championship

Redbirds topple Cats as PCL champs
IL, PCL champions play for Triple-A title on Sept. 22- Last Minor League game of '09 summer season

"Bricktown Showdown" was a catchy name, but the new name for Tuesday night's matchup between the International League's Governors' Cup victors, the Durham Bulls, and the Pacific Coast League-champion Memphis Redbirds spells out exactly what's on the line.More Info here

CHS Baseball Christmas Tree Sale

BUY YOUR TREE FROM THE CHS BASEBALL TEAM

Cleveland HS Baseball invites all Cleveland families to purchase their Christmas trees from CHS baseball this holiday season. Both noble and grand firs will be for sale. The tree lot is now open for business at the CHS stadium, SE 32nd and Powell Blvd (Entrance on SE 31st Ave., between SE Powell Blvd. and SE Franklin St).

Tree Lot Hours
Monday-Friday: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00-7:00 p.m.
The lot will be open for sales through Sunday, 12/19.

Ballplayers will be on hand to help load trees into or on top of vehicles. Cash or check will be accepted at the lot, or pay with a credit card via PayPal at www.clevelandbaseball.org. Click on either the “Donate” or “Buy Now” buttons. Please remember to print a receipt and bring it with you when you select that special tree. For more information call Greg Holly at 503-888-8940. Thanks in advance for supporting CHS baseball!

Clackamas CC Softball Clinics

Catcher's Clinic - Feb 18th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm (Ages 11-18)
More Info Here
Download Registration form





2010 Thunder Specialized Infield Camps

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Presented by Clark County Thunder Baseball

Feb 13th
10u 4:00 to 6:00 / 11/12-14u 6:00 to 8:00

We will take no more then 30 kids per age group, camps will fill fast, last year we had to turn kids away. Camp fee is $145.00 per camper, multiple family discount of $50.00 off for 2nd camper. Thunder shirts and top 10 camper awards to be given out. If after the 1st night this camp is not for you, then we will gladly refund your money with no questions asked.

Payments to:
Clark County Thunder
3715 NE 44th st
Vancouver WA 98661

Contact: Mike Callaham 360-608-2560 or mike@clarkcountythunder.com

Officially Un-Official Blog

Jim Kirk, owner of www.ump-attire.com writes a blog about officiating gear. umpattire.blogspot.com. From pink whistles for cancer awareness to the latest Titanium Umpire Masks Jim blogs about it all.

Ump-attire.com is a top website worldwide for officials' sporting goods and a retail store. He sells the starter kit below for only $139.99. That's a good price and would make it easy to get a start as an umpire.

Portland Pilots SWEPT!

Pilots swept at home by rival San Diego

5/7/2010 San Diego 2 Portland 0
5/8/2010 San Diego 5 Portland 1
5/9/2010 San Diego 9 Portland 2

WCC STANDINGS 5/9
TeamWCC RecGBOverall
San Diego15-0--30-16
Portland11-4431-12
San Francisco7-77.524-24
Pepperdine6-67.517-24
St. Mary's6-9915-25
Loyola Marymount3-910.519-22
Santa Clara6-1210.521-26
Gonzaga2-91114-31


Softball World Series Champions

The LL Softball World Series is held every year at Alpenrose Dairy in SW Portland.
www.softballworldseries.com

Congratulations Warner Robins Georgia 2010 World Champions.

NWIBL Fall Adult Still Playing

or at least is trying to

The NorthWest Independent Baseball League (NWIBL) Fall season is going strong.

Sunday, November 28, 2010 Oregon City
TBA

Contact NWIBL at: 503-208-2009
Baseball@nwibl.org or
check out their website:
www.nwibl.org

All games played at Oregon City HS's JV field.

Aaron Rodgers has strong ties to Oregon

Long before Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to Super Bowl XLV Sunday in Arlington, Texas, he shredded opposing defenses during recess as a fifth-grader at Vose Elementary School in Beaverton.

Forbidden by his parents to play organized football at a young age for fear of injury, Rodgers' passing exploits during his three years living in Oregon from age 10 to 13 were limited to pick up games and recess showdowns.

Few were more prepared than Rodgers, who according to former classmate Dustin Beck would bring a Nerf football to school and draw up plays in class he'd orchestrate at recess with Joe Montana-like exactness.

Rodgers and his family moved to Raleigh Hills in 1994 when he was 10 so his father, Ed, could attend chiropractic school at the University of Western States in Northeast Portland.

Attempts to reach Rodgers and members of his family during Super Bowl week were unsuccessful. However, days before a Green Bay game at Seattle in 2008, Rodgers talked about his three years spent living in Oregon.

"The Pacific Northwest has a special place in my heart," Rodgers said. "We lived there as a family for a few years. I love the area, Portland especially."
http://blog.oregonlive.com/nfl/2011...

Dodgers on FM radio in Portland

95.5 'The Game', FM radio in Portland, will broadcast some LA Dodger games this season.

I am not a Dodger fan but I am very happy to have any baseball on the radio, especially on FM. From the website:

“We’ll be able to carry select games in April, then a much heavier Dodgers schedule through the summer and back to select games in September/October...(we will) wrap the schedule on 95-5 around our primary sports partners – The Blazers, Ducks, Seahawks and Timbers,”

This is great news for Portland baseball fans, the more games on the radio the better. I for one would like to hear more Ducks baseball on FM and I know that at some point I will be looking forward to listening to a particular Dodgers/Mets game and I'll tune in to find a...gulp...soccer game on and I'll be disappointed but overall it'll be great.
www.955thegame.com/KXTG-Portland-Joins-Dodgers-Radio-Network...

College Baseball World Series

Gregg Ireland 4th of July Classic

What's the best way to celebrate 4th of July? Baseball, of course!

The Gregg Ireland 4th of July Classic brings together Metro Baseball Academy and the city of Canby, Oregon to provide a great weekend of competitive baseball during the holiday weekend. Named after Metro's late founder, Gregg Ireland, the tournament is exciting, fun and entertaining for players and their families. This event is also a fundraiser for Canby youth baseball. Get ready for Independence Day with this three-day tournament that honors America's Favorite Pastime.

Highlights

· Midget, Junior and Senior JBO
· Division 2 Jr. State Teams/15U
· 3 games guaranteed, game balls provided
· Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Teams
· A portion of proceeds benefits Canby Baseball

When: Friday - Sunday July 1, 2 & 3

Where: Canby High School 721 Southwest 4th Ave Canby, OR 97013

When Gregg Ireland started Metro Baseball Academy in 1991 he had a vision to help kids grow through the pursuit of excellence in both life and baseball. His selfless determination and guidance was legendary within the Northwest youth baseball community. He's no longer with us, but his legacy lives on each day at MBA, with each child that realizes his potential.

Who's Coming:
Midget: Canby, Metro 10U, Mound Time 10U, St. Helens Black Sox, Heat

Junior: Mound Time 11U, Vipers,Canby, Metro 12U, Mound Time 12U, Clark County Hit Squad, Wilshire Baseball Club, Redland Mavericks, Bremik

Senior: Westview, Sandlot, Metro 14U, Mound Time 13U, Mound Time 14/13U, Vipers, Mound Time 14U

Major League Scouting Bureau: Tryout camp schedule

Tryout camps are open for all players over 16 years of age. There is no fee. Registration will be done 30 minutes prior to start of camp. All players must bring their own equipment.

IMPORTANT: Each player must sign a liability waiver to participate. If player is under age 21, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the waiver. A waiver can be obtained under the "Liability Waiver" tab below or at tryout camp registration.

Tryouts subject to change.

Wednesday, June 15 - 9:00 a.m. Mesquite, TX Eastfield College
3737 Motley Drive, 75150
Wednesday, June 15 - 9:00 a.m. Cincinnati, OH Western Hills HS
2144 Ferguson Road
Wednesday, June 15 - 9:00 a.m. Compton, CA MLB Urban Youth Academy
901 E. Artesia Boulevard
Thursday, June 16 - 9:00 a.m. Montgomery, AL Patterson Field
Madison Avenue
Friday, June 17 - 11:00 a.m. Harrisburg, PA Metro Bank Park
City Island, 17101
Saturday, June 18 - 10:00 a.m. Sacramento, CA Bradshaw Christian HS
8324 Bradshaw Road
Saturday, June 18 - 9:00 a.m. Auburn, MA Auburn HS
99 Auburn Street
Monday, June 20 - 9:00 a.m. Saline, MI Saline HS
1300 Campus Parkway
Tuesday, June 21 - 11:00 a.m. Hagerstown, MD Hagerstown CC
11400 Robinwood Dr 21742
Friday, June 24 - 9:00 a.m. Jackson, MS Smith-Wills Stadium
1200 Lakeland Drive
Saturday, June 25 - 9:00 a.m. Tucson, AZ Pima CC-West Campus
2202 West Anklam Road
MORE HERE

2011 Youth State Champions

Your 2011 JBO State Champs!:

Midget National: Champs~ West Salem
Midget American: Champs~ Banks
Midget Federal: Champs~ Tualatin

Junior National: Champs~ McKay
Junior American: Champs~ Central
Junior Federal: Champs~ West Linn

Senior National: Champs~ Stayton
Senior American: Champs~ West Linn
Senior Federal: Champs~ West Linn

www.juniorbaseballorg.com/championship_tourneys...

The 2011 Oregon State Little League Champions:

9 & 10 Baseball Champs~ Medford National
9 & 10 Softball Champs~ Hood River
10 & 11 Baseball Champs~ Murrayhill
10 & 11 Softball Champs~ Lents/Montavilla/Mt Tabor
Little League Baseball* Champs~ Bend South Montana defeats Oregon 7-1 to advance to the LLWS
Little League Softball* Champs~ South Salem/Sprague 2-2 in West Reg
Junior Baseball* Champs~ Scappoose 3-2 in West Reg
Junior Softball* Champs~ Milton Freewater MFLL loses Championship to Alaska 5-3
Senior Baseball* Champs~ Redmond/Bend North/Crook County 0-4 in West Reg 8/2-8/9
Senior Softball* Champs~ Brookings Harbor 1-5 in West Reg
Big League Baseball* Champs~ District 2 0-3 in West Reg
Big League Softball* Champs~ District 2 0-3 in West Reg

*Champs continue on to regionals and World Series'

There are nine LL Districts in Oregon that hold tournaments to decide their representatives in the above categories. In the Portland area are: D1, NE and N Portland out to Scappoose and St. Helens
D2, SE Portland out to Gresham and Estacada
D4, SW Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake O, Forest Grove

JBO Senior State Tournaments

Junior Baseball Organization annually hosts championship tournaments for each age/skill Division within J.B.O. The teams entering these tournaments advance from each of the J.B.O. Districts based upon their success at District Tournaments, or their standings resulting from regular league play.

"Seniors" is the highest level of JBO play. The players are 13-14 and play on High School fields with High School rules.

2008 JBO State Senior Championship Tournament Dates and locations are as follows.

7/24 to 7/27:
Federal Beaverton, Tualatin Hills Parks & Rec.
American Corvallis, Williams Field
National Oregon City, Chapin Park

There are also State tournaments for Juniors (11-12) and Midgets (9-10). Check it all out here:
www.juniorbaseballorg.com

West/Northwest Little League Regionals

There are regional tournaments played in the Little League (11-12), Juniors (13-14), Seniors (15-16) and Big League (17-18) levels in both baseball and softball that qualify a team for the various Little League World Series'.

The LL Softball Western Regional is being held in Vancouver, Washington (District 4) July 26 - August 3

District 4 Washington
Regionals Page



Japan Slams Canada 11-3 to Win III IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup

(MATSUYAMA, Japan) – Japan did not let down its home crowd on Friday night, throttling Canada 11-3 in the gold medal final of the 2008 IBAF Women’s World Cup.

The third installment of the Women’s World Cup kicked off one day after the close of the baseball competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing. The tournament was held across six days, featuring five days of preliminary play and today’s final round. The gold medal was a first for the Japanese women’s team, to go along with the silvers it won in 2004 and 2006.

Read more here

2009 Papé Grand Slam at PGE Park

The series marks the second year of the Papé Grand Slam, which began in 2008 when Oregon State hosted Georgia, the eventual national runner-up. The teams attracted nearly 30,000 fans to the three-game series, which saw the Beavers take 2-of-3 from the Bulldogs. A non-Omaha school attendance record was achieved in the final game of the series when 11,166 passed through the PGE Park turnstiles.

Friday, March 13 – Oregon State 8 Missouri State 7
Saturday, March 14 – Missouri State 5 Oregon State 3
Sunday, March 15 – Missouri State 4 Oregon State 2
Beaver's scores/schedule
More Info Here

UP Baseball’s Inaugural Rose City Invitational Scores

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The Hawaii Rainbows claimed the 2009 Rose City Invitational title with a 9-8 win in 12 innings over the Portland Pilots on Sunday afternoon at PGE Park. Pinch hitter Christian Johnson hit a game-winning solo home run in the top of the 12th inning.
More Story Here

3/20:
Hawaii 9 Washington 7
University of Portland 13 Hawaii 2
UP 4 Oregon 0

3/21:
Oregon 6 Washington 4
Hawaii 3 Oregon 1
Washington 5 UP 2

3/22:
Washington 5 Oregon 1
Hawaii 9 UP 8

Interview with Major League Umpire Jim Reynolds

This is from www.umpire-empire.com, one of my favorite umpire websites. Warren Workman is an amateur umpire in North Carolina and 'Ump-Emp' is his baby.

Warren recently had the opportunity to ask Major League Umpire Jim Reynolds (#77) a few questions. Jim is a 1992 graduate of Jim Evans Academy and had a particularly quick rise through the ranks and was added to the Major League staff in 1999. Since then he’s worked the 2004 All-Star Game, 2005 ALDS between the Angels and Yankees, 2007 NLDS between the Rockies and Phillies, 2008 NLDS between the Cubs and the Dodgers, and most recently the 2010 ALCS between the Rangers and Yankees. Jim is also the Secretary/Treasurer of UMPS CARE Charities. Jim, thank you for agreeing to speak with Umpire-Empire.

Warren: You have a pretty interesting story about how you became an umpire. Tell us a little about that.

Jim: I was attending the University of Connecticut and in my freshman year and there was a fire drill. I grabbed my high school jacket and went outside. While waiting outside there was this guy wearing his high school jacket and it was from a rival school. We struck up a conversation and that’s how Dan Iassogna and I became good friends.
Read More Here

Interview with Hunter Wendelstedt

Moving on: USA rolls into Classic's second round

Iannetta, Pedroia, Youkilis deliver key hits vs. Venezuela's 'pen
TORONTO -- For the first five innings on Sunday, Team USA seemed destined for its second nail-biter in as many nights in the World Baseball Classic.

A big sixth inning allayed those concerns, however, as the U.S. used an eight-run outburst to blow past Team Venezuela, 15-6, before a crowd of 13,094 at Rogers Centre. The victory assured the Americans of a spot in the finals of Pool C and a ticket to the second round of the Classic next weekend in Miami.

Team USA has The Mets David Wright, Boston's Dustin Pedroia, the Yankees' Derek Jeter and San Diego's Jake Peavy. The roster of defending champion Japan includes Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki and Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Dominican Republic brings back Boston's David Ortiz and adds Florida's Hanley Ramirez. Team Canada boasts Boston's Jason Bay and Minnesota's Justin Morneau. Mexico has San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez, and Puerto Rico the Mets' Carlos Beltran.

Games start on 3/5 in Tokyo and then 3/7-8 in Mexico City, Toronto and San Juan.

Cleveland HS Softball Fundraiser~Portland Beavers Ticket Sales

Purchase Portland Beaver Baseball tickets and help support CHS Softball. Outfield reserve tickets are $12.50 each and Infield Reserve are $15.50 each. A percentage of every ticket sold will help benefit the JV, JV2 and Varsity softball teams. Tickets are good for all 2010 regular season Portland Beaver home games. This fundraiser will continue through 5/28. Click here to download an order form. Send completed form and check made out to CHS Softball to Mary Jo Mann at pioli2646@comcast.net or call 503-235-3510 for more information.

Friday 5/22 1st round local scores:
Baseball 6A:
Central Catholic 2 Tigard 1
Westview 11 Oregon City 5
McNary 14 Grant 1
Sheldon 14 Lincoln 2
Sunset 8 Canby 4
Gresham 3 Clackamas 1
Barlow 6 Jesuit 3
West Linn 8 Sprague 1

Baseball 5A :
South Albany 11 Marshall 1
Hillsboro 3 Churchill 2

Baseball 4A:
Scappoose 4 Cottage Grove 2

Baseball 2A/1A:
Blanchet 14 Corbett 5

Softball 6A:
Clackamas 1 Grant 0 (8 Inn.)
Franklin 3 Sheldon 2
Oregon City 2 Canby 1
Forest Grove 3 Redmond 0
Southridge 2 Tigard 0
Barlow 6 West Linn 3
Centennial 6 Lakeridge 3
Sunset 4 Sandy 2

2nd 5/26
Baseball 6A
Barlow 6 West Linn 5
Tualatin 1 North Medford 0
Wilson 6 Gresham 3
Lake Oswego 8 North Salem 3

Baseball 5A
North Eugene 3 Cleveland 0
The Dalles-Wahtonka 4 Madison 3
Glencoe 3 South Albany 2 (11 Inn)
Corvallis 8 St Helens 1

Baseball 4A
Gladstone 7 Tillamook 0

Baseball 3A
Westside Christian 11 Burns 2

Baseball 2A/1A
Portland Christian 7 Oakridge 0

Softball 6A
5/26:
North Medford 2 Central Catholic 0
Forest Grove 1 Centennial 0
Clackamas 7 Jesuit 6
Oregon City 4 McNary 3
Southridge 13 Franklin 2

Softball 5A
Cleveland 8 Thurstan 7
Glencoe 3 Crook County 0

Softball 4A
Gladstone 6 Phoenix 0
Scappoose 6 North Marion 3

Softball 3A
Valley Catholic 5 Rogue River 2

Softball 2A/1A
Union 5 Corbett 1

5/29 Quarter Finals:

6A Baseball
Wilson Trojans 8 Sunset Apollos 1
Lake Oswego Lakers 2 Sheldon Irish 1
McNary Celtics 12 Tualatin Timberwolves 8
Roseburg Indians 13 Barlow Bruins 3

5A Baseball
Corvallis Spartans 10 Bend Lava Bears 2
Ashland Grizzlies 5 North Eugene Highlanders 1
The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians 14 Glencoe Crimson Tide 13
Thurston Colts 4 West Albany Bulldogs 3

4A Baseball:
Baker Bulldogs 5 Newport Cubs 4
Henley Hornets 8 Gladstone Gladiators 7
Hidden Valley Mustangs 3 Marist Spartans 0
Astoria Fishermen 3 Ontario Tigers 0

3A Baseball:
Grant Union Prospectors 13 Cascade Christian Challengers 5
Vale Vikings 9 Rogue River Chieftains 6
Westside Christian Eagles 6 Santiam Christian Eagles 5
Willamina Bulldogs 8 Rainier Columbians 7

2A Baseball:
Portland Christian Royals 15 Stanfield Tigers 4
Salem Academy Crusaders 10 Riddle Irish 3
Umpqua Valley Christian Monarchs 10 Knappa Loggers 0
Union Bobcats 4 Lowell Red Devils 3

6A Softball:
McMinnville Grizzlies 4 Clackamas Cavaliers 0
Sunset Apollos 5 Forest Grove Vikings 0
North Medford Black Tornado 2 Oregon City Pioneers 1
South Salem Saxons 4 Southridge Skyhawks 0

5A Softball:
Crater Comets 6 Churchill Lancers 2
The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle-Indians 3 Cleveland Warriors 1
Glencoe Crimson Tide 8 North Eugene Highlanders 3
Pendleton Buckaroos 4 Mazama Vikings 0

4A Softball:
Sutherlin Bulldogs 6 Central Panthers 4 (9 inn.)
Gladstone Gladiators 7 La Grande Tigers 6
Henley Hornets 11 Scappoose Indians 0 (5 inn.)
Marist Spartans 7 Newport Cubs 0

3A Softball:
Regis Rams 2 Dayton Pirates 1
Rainier Columbians 3 Gold Beach Panthers 1
Valley Catholic Valiants 8 Riverside Pirates 4
Willamina Bulldogs 9 Elgin-Imbler Huskies 0

2A Softball:
Gaston Greyhounds 2 Monroe Dragons 0
Irrigon Knights 6 Enterprise-Joseph Cubs 2
Union Lady Cats 2 Pilot Rock Rockets 0
Riddle Irish 6 Wallowa Cougars 1

The Semi-Final scores are as follows:

6A Baseball
McNary Celtics 5 Lake Oswego Lakers 4
Roseburg 15 Wilson 3
5A Baseball
Corvallis 9 Ashland 2
Thurston 13 The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians 2
4A Baseball
Baker 3 Henley 2
Astoria 8 Hidden Valley2
3A Baseball
Westside Christian 10 Vale 0
Willamina 4 Grant Union 3
2A Baseball
Union 4 Salem Academy 1
Umpqua Valley Christian 8 Portland Christian 1

6a Softball
North Medford 3 McMinnville 2
Sunset 1 South Salem 0
5A Softball
Crater 8 The Dalles-Wahtonka 4
Glencoe 2 Pendleton 1
4A Softball
Marist 11 Gladstone 1
Henley 3 Sutherlin 2
3A Softball
Willamina 5 Regis 2
Valley Catholic 5 Rainier 4
2A Softball
Irrigon 3 Gaston 1
Union 4 Riddle 2

All Scores Here

There's no crying in (International) Baseball!

Baseball Moves On After Olympic Snub

As Jimmy Dugan said in the film A League of The Own, there is “no crying in baseball.” So just over a week after the International Olympic Committee snubbed the sport’s comeback attempt for reinstatement for the 2016 Games, it will come as no surprise that the global interest and achievements of baseball have continued on unabated, showing more clearly that the IOC is missing a great game – both literally and figuratively.

High School/Middle School Fall Baseball

Junior (13-14) Fall Schedule

Senior (14-15) Fall Schedule

Most of the fallball is done for the year but a couple go till the 25th or 11/1

There are 24 Junior/Senior age-level teams playing from Little League D-I and D-II in the Metro East (Portland Area) league. See schedules above.

The Portland Baseball Club has 10 HS teams and 6 Jr teams playing around the Portland area. See Schedules here

Northwest Star Academy is running their "Apple Cup" fallball again this year. They have 16 Varsity teams, 10 Jr teams and also some "Cadet" (11-12) teams. See Schedules here

Baseball Northwest also has some fall scout teams, here are the schedules.

SE Babe Ruth fall schedule here

BASEBALL NORTHWEST SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE ARIZONA JUNIOR FALL CLASSIC

November 7, 2009
Oregon 8 Irvine Diamond backs 1

Dominique Lincoln (Grant HS) had three hits and an rbi. Grant Newton (Bend HS) had three hits and two rbi. Donnie Bradley(Westview HS) had two hits. Jacob Otness (Barlow HS) and Parker Vernon(Redmond HS) combined to allow just one unearned run.
More scores and highlights here
Academies /SchoolsPage

The Yard 3rd Annual College Prospect Camp

The Yard is excited about hosting its third collegiate prospect camp. The goal of the camp is designed to give high school athletes the opportunity to show their skills in front of numerous college coaches at the Division II, III, and NAIA levels. Players will work directly with evaluators and instructors, recceiving hands on instruction and feedback from highly respected coaches in the northwest.

Dates/Location/Time
August 6 - 7
George Fox University
Camp begins at 10:00 am and will finish at times depending on when evaluations are done and games are finished.

Players-2012 and 2013 graduates

Details/Format
Saturday will allow for players to run 60 yard sprints as well as perform in numerous agility training drills. The remainder of the day will focus on instructions, led by collegiate coaches. Sunday begins with batting practice as well as an infield/outfield routine and will conclude with a specifically designed game to allow for complete and proper evaluation.

Colleges Attending
NCAA Division II: Western Oregon University
NCAA Division III: George Fox University, Linfield College, Willamette University, Pacific University, Lewis and Clark College
NAIA: Concordia University
Junior College: Butte College (CA), Lane CC, Clackamas CC, Chemeketa CC

If you have questions about the camp you can contact our camp coordinator, Mark Hills, by email, hillsee01@hotmail.com

Contact The Yard, (503) 352 – 0917 or email us at info@theyardbaseballacademy.com.
www.theyardbba.com








Pac-10 baseball opened league play Friday

The Pac-10 opened league play in baseball on Friday 3/26 with three weekend series'.

3/26-3/28:
California at Arizona State
Oregon at Arizona
Southern California at Stanford
All D1 Scores Here~ www.d1baseball.com
The Ducks went 1-2 v Arizona State and will face the now 23-0! ASU Sun Devils at home this weekend, 4/1-3.

The Pac-10 is looking pretty good this season. Below were the pre-season records before this past weekend. The top teams look very good. ASU and UCLA being a combined 37-0 (now 43-0!) is truly amazing.

Arizona State 20-0
UCLA 17-0
Oregon State 15-3
Arizona 18-4
Oregon 17-6
WSU 12-5
Stanford 10-5
California 12-7
USC 11-10
Washington 8-10

Here's the latest Baseball America Top 25
1. Virginia 17-3
2. Florida 16-3
3. Arizona State 20-0
4. Georgia Tech 16-2
5. TCU 15-3
6. Florida State 15-4
7. LSU 16-3
8. Texas 15-5
9. UCLA 16-0
10. Coastal Carolina 17-3
11. Louisville 17-2
12. Clemson 17-2
13. UC Irvine 13-6
14. South Carolina 16-4
15. Miami 13-5
17. Oregon State 14-3
18. Mississippi 15-5
19. Stanford 10-4
20. Alabama 16-2
21. Oklahoma 18-2
22. Western Kentucky 16-5
23. Texas A&M 15-4
24. Vanderbilt 16-4
25. Rice 12-9

Linfield sweeps Pacific Lutheran to take league championship

NEXT: As the NCAA Division III playoff picture becomes clearer, the Wildcats wait two weeks, until May 17, to learn which teams will be headed to McMinnville for the West Regional playoff tournament, May 19-23.

The Northwest Conference (NWC) is a nine school, NCAA Division 3 league in Washington and Oregon. The participating schools are George Fox, Lewis & Clark, Linfield, Pacific, Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Whitman, Whitworth and Willamette.

Linfield baseball swept PLU this weekend in a three game series that clinched the league championship and the NCAA regional automatic bid. Linfield, in McMinnville will be hosting the regional May 19th-23rd.

May 1st:
Linfield 7 Pacific Lutheran 4
Linfield 11 Pacific Lutheran 1
May 2nd 2010:
Linfield 8 Pacific Lutheran 5
Map to Linfield's Roy Helser Field

Final 2010 NWC STANDINGS
TeamNWC RecGBOverall
Linfield20-4--30-10
Pacific Lutheran18-6230-10
George Fox16-8423-14
Puget Sound12-12819-21
Willamette12-12816-22
Pacific10-141015-24
Whitworth10-141013-27
Lewis & Clark6-18149-24
Whitman4-20165-34

George Fox Softball Skills Camp Oct. 16-17

Due to changes in the George Fox University softball fall practice schedule, the upcoming Softball Skills Camp for ages 8-18 that was originally planned for Oct. 9-10 has been pushed back a week to Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17, at the Morse Softball Field on the north side of the Newberg campus.

NEWBERG, Ore. – All softball players from ages 8 to 18 who want to hone their skills during the off-season are invited to the George Fox University Softball Skills Camp coming up Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17, at the Morse Softball Field on the north side of the Newberg campus.

A session for players ages 13-18 will he held from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon each day, followed by a session for ages 8-12 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per individual, discounted to $40 per person for teams of eight or more players or multiple people from one family enrolling together.

The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 1.
www.athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/sball...

Australian Baseball League 2010-11

Adelaide Bite vs Perth Heat

Congratulations to Corvallis coach Brooke Knight who led the Perth Heat to the Australian Baseball League title. He led the 2008 Knights to the West Coast League crown. Coach Knight's planned Shake up of the Heat worked.

Perth Prevails, Takes Home ABL Championship

The ABL is a new winter league this year. The rosters of the six teams are a combination of MiLB minor leaguers, unsigned Australians and Korean League players. The regular season went from mid November to January 22nd and consisted of 36 games, played mostly Thursdays-Sundays.

The top four teams made the playoffs with this playoff format:

MAJOR SEMI-FINAL
No. 1 seed vs. No. 2 seed

MINOR SEMI-FINAL
No. 3 seed vs. No. 4 seed

PRELIMINARY FINAL
Loser of Major Semi-Final vs. winner of Minor Semi-Final

ABL CHAMPIONSHIP
Winner of Major Semi-Final vs. winner of Preliminary Final
(All series best-of-3)

OSU Falls in Nashville Regional

Beavers Season Ends With Loss At Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE REGIONAL:
Friday Vanderbilt 11 Oregon State 1 BOX
Saturday Vanderbilt 9 Oregon State 3 BOX

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Parker Berberet drove in two but the Oregon State baseball team saw its 2011 season come to an end with a 9-3 loss to Vanderbilt Saturday night at Hawkins Field.

Berberet singled home a run in the first and drove the second of the Beavers' offensive output in on a sac fly in the third, adding to his team-leading RBI total, which will end the year at 39. However, his two RBI were not enough as the Commodores scored multiple runs in both the first and sixth innings to capture the Super Regional championship and advance to the College World Series.

Ben Wetzler made his first start since Pacific-10 Conference play and limited Vanderbilt to just five hits and two runs in four innings while striking out five. He left at the start of the fifth as the Beavers held a 2-2 tie, but Vanderbilt managed to score four runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings off reliever Scott Schultz to take the lead for good.
Oregonlive Coverage





'11 Oregon Little League State Champs

The 2011 Oregon State L.L. Champions:

9 & 10 Baseball Champs~ Medford National
9 & 10 Softball Champs~ Hood River
10 & 11 Baseball Champs~ Murrayhill
10 & 11 Softball Champs~ Lents/Montavilla/Mt Tabor
Little League Baseball* Champs~ Bend South Montana defeats Oregon 7-1 to advance to the LLWS
Little League Softball* Champs~ South Salem/Sprague 2-2 in West Reg
Junior Baseball* Champs~ Scappoose 3-2 in West Reg
Junior Softball* Champs~ Milton Freewater MFLL loses Championship to Alaska 5-3
Senior Baseball* Champs~ Redmond/Bend North/Crook County 0-4 in West Reg 8/2-8/9
Senior Softball* Champs~ Brookings Harbor 1-5 in West Reg
Big League Baseball* Champs~ District 2 0-3 in West Reg
Big League Softball* Champs~ District 2 0-3 in West Reg
*Champs continue on to regionals and World Series'
There are nine LL Districts in Oregon that hold tournaments to decide their representatives in the above categories. In the Portland area are:
D1, NE and N Portland out to Scappoose and St. Helens
D2, SE Portland out to Gresham and Estacada
D4, SW Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake O, Forest Grove

Prep Watch

Wilson nears its sixth title in seven years in an improving Portland Interscholastic League
Nick Daschel, Special to The Oregonian, April 30, 2012 8:34 p.m.

Baseball

It’s not as if the Portland Interscholastic League is without baseball history. Madison has six state championship trophies at its school, Wilson has two.

Of the PIL’s current nine schools, seven have won state baseball titles. Of the two that haven’t won, Cleveland has played in a state final.

But most of the wealth was accumulated decades ago. Outside of Wilson and Madison, the rest of the PIL hasn’t played for state baseball title since 1976. The league went winless during the 2011 postseason. Jefferson hasn’t played varsity baseball since 2001.
highschoolsports.oregonlive.com...

Softball

• Franklin, behind the pitching of Caitlin Hammond and hitting of Blaise Kastner and others, has taken control of the PIL 5A chase. With a three-run homer by Kastner and a five-run rally in the seventh, Franklin beat Cleveland 8-7 last week to improve to 5-0 in league. Madison was two games back at 3-2, with one loss to the Quakers.

• In Class 6A, Lincoln was 9-1 and No. 9 in the Oregon School Activities Association rankings, and 13th-ranked Central Catholic was 5-0 and enjoying a two-game lead in the Mount Hood Conference.

PREP WATCH: Baseball, softball update


Japan wins Softball Gold, Korea wins Baseball

(BEIJING, August 21) -- Japan pulled off the biggest upset in the world of Softball, and perhaps of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, defeating the previously unbeatable United States 3-1 in the gold medal game at Fengtai Softball Field on Thursday, August 21. Story

USA is 3rd seed and will face Cuba in the semi's
USA Baseball finished the prelim's 5-2. As with Softball the top four teams advance to the Medal rounds. Here are the preliminary round results:

Korea 8 USA 7
USA 7 Netherlands 0
Cuba 5 USA 4
USA 5 Canada 4
USA 9 China 1
USA 4 Chinese Taipei 2
USA 4 Japan 2

Medal Round:
Thursday Aug 21 7:30pm (PDT)- #1 Korea 6 #4 Japan 2
Friday Aug 22 3am (PDT)- #2 Cuba vs #3 USA
Friday Aug 22 7:30pm (PDT) USA 8 Japan 4 for the Bronze
Saturday Aug 23 3am (PDT)Korea 3 Cuba 2- Gold Medal game.

Follow along at these sites:

usabaseball.com
usasoftball.com
en.beijing2008.cn/sports/baseball
en.beijing2008.cn/sports/softball
www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings
www.ibaf.org

Desert Dogs' AFL reign continues

Despite facing the best pitcher in the Arizona Fall League, despite having to keep the league's top offense at bay, despite not having their cleanup hitter in the lineup, the Phoenix Desert Dogs still managed to beat the Mesa Solar Sox, 10-4, on Saturday to capture their fifth straight championship in front of 1,881 sun-drenched fans at Scottsdale Stadium.

Desert Dogs' AFL reign continues

Linfield Softball Clinics

The Linfield College Softball Program is conducting two instructional fastpitch clinics for girls age 8-18 on January 24 and February 7th.

The clinical instruction will be provided by the coaches and players of the Linfield Wildcats, the 2007 NCAA Division III National Champions. The Linfield College softball program and the Wildcats coaching staff have compiled five consecutive Northwest Conference Championships and an overall record of 188-42-1 since 2004.
More Info Here

NWIBL Season Going Strong

Portland, OR 06/06/2009
First season is under way in the Northwest Independent Baseball League with 4 to 10 games a week played at Walker Stadium, Sckavone Field, and Clark Community College. Come support your team.

With the economy in a depressed state the NWIBL.org is offering free admission to all league games this year, so bring out the family and see top notch semi-pro baseball. See the Schedule for game times and playing fields near you.

Pick the score of a game before game day and get a team autographed baseball.

Introducing the new Northwest Independent Baseball League. This new league has formed from the existing Portland City League Baseball (PCLB) Portland Wood Bat teams....NWIBL.org is recruiting local teams and players to join this new league.

Managed by baseball players for adults 18 and over who wish to continue their baseball experience.

It's spring...you hear about baseball on the radio, you read about it in the newspaper, you see it on TV, now you can play it on a local Portland field. Come join us, you can play for a local Portland Wood Bat baseball team. The season starts May 8th, play 20 games plus a double elimination championship series.

If you are a former or current baseball player who has what it takes to compete and still have fun, then the NWIBL has a team waiting for you.
For more info: baseball_tryouts@nwibl.org

2009 WBC to Contribute more than $15 Million

Supports Tournament Mission of Growing Baseball Worldwide

World Baseball Classic
March 3, 2009

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) will distribute more than $15 million in proceeds from the 2009 World Baseball Classic to the participating federations and the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), it was announced today. The prize pool for the participating teams will be $14 million, which is nearly double the $7.8 million that was awarded after the inaugural event. In addition, the IBAF, the worldwide governing body for the sport of baseball, will receive over $1 million to invest in game development globally.
www.ibaf.org/archives/news/584

The XIV IBAF "AA" World Youth Baseball Championship (16U)

Team U.S.A. scores twice in ninth to defeat Cuba 7-6 on Sunday to win championship!.

Team USA is undefeated at the World Youth Baseball Championship so far with victories over Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Mexico, S.Korea and Taiwan. USA faces Mexico in a semi-final game at 1:30 am. PDT Saturday 8/22 in Taichung, Taiwan.

This event promises to be a spectacular one, with countries coming from around the world. Games start on Saturday, August 15, and continue through Sunday, August 23rd.

http://16u.mlblogs.com
Roster and USA schedule here
Full schedule here
www.ibaf.org

Viks Give No. 1 Washington A Hand Full, But Lose Pair Of Games

The Portland State Vikings are the only Division 1 softball program in Portland. They played their first home contests of the season this week at Erv Lind Stadium in NE Portland.

Tuesday, March 23:
Oregon 3 PSU 2
Oregon 2 PSU 0

Saturday, March 27:
Washington 3 PSU 2
Washington 7 PSU 0

The Vikes open their league schedule at home on April 10th vs Northern Colorado.

Viking Softball Picked To Repeat As PCSC Champions
Written
by: Ryan Borde

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State has been picked to repeat as Pacific Coast Softball Conference champions in 2010, according to a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.

The Vikings were the unanimous choice to win the Mountain Division, while Sacramento State was selected to win the Coastal Division in the inaugural year of division play. The PCSC has expanded from six to 12 teams this year, and split into two divisions.

Portland State received all 12 first place votes in the Mountain Division and also got nine of 12 votes to win the first-ever PCSC Championship Series.
Read More Here
Full Schedule and Boxscores Here

sunday softball divisional playoffs 8/22

Portland Sunday Softball League is back for its fifth official season. Catch your favorite bartenders, cooks, waiters, and regulars, live, in person, sweaty and a little drunk, on diamonds all over town.

sunday softball divisional playoffs:

August 22 · 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location university and farragut parks
#9 miss. records/#8 vern winner @ #1 disjecta
#10 chico's/#7 tiga winner @ #2 yamhill pub
#11 rontoms/#6 mercury winner @ #3 slammer
#12 tube/#5 willy week winner @ #4 slingshot
More Info Here

Sellwood Junior Baseball Registration

Registration has ended for the 2011 season.

*** 2011 Assessments are now scheduled – Click below for details ***

Sellwood Junior Baseball is a volunteer-run baseball and softball league for kids ages 5 to 14 in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Local teams consist of players that are 5 to 10 years-old. Older players (8 to 14) participate in Clackamas County Junior Baseball following rules and guidelines set by the Junior Baseball Organization.

Our Mission: Bringing baseball to our community, one player at a time!

sellwoodbaseball.com/...

2011 Assessments are now scheduled

Bellevue NWAACC Baseball Champions

Bellevue wins NWAACC Baseball Title

May 26 2011
Lane 9 def Everett 4
Columbia Basin 14 def Pierce 6
Bellevue 10 def Mt. Hood 2
Lower Columbia 9 def Yakima Valley 3

May 27, 2011
Pierce 7 Everett 4 (Everett eliminated)
Mt. Hood 7 Yakima Valley 4 (Yakima Valley eliminated)

May 28, 2011
Lane 4 def Columbia Basin 2
Bellevue 3 def Lower Columbia 0
Mt. Hood 6 def Columbia Basin 4 (Columbia Basin eliminated)
Lower Columbia 10 def Pierce 4 (Pierce eliminated)

May 29, 2011
Bellevue 9 def Lane 0
Mt. Hood 2 def Lane 1 (Lane eliminated)
Lower Columbia 6 def Bellevue 5

May 30, 2011
Lower Columbia 7 def Mt. Hood 3
Bellevue 5 def Lower Columbia 3
Schedule
Bracket

18U: Blue takes series with 3-0 win

Westview HS's Carson Kelly drives in game-winning run in fifth inning.

CARY, N.C. - In its final tune-up for the Prospect Classic, the 18U National Trials team completed its three-game intrasquad scrimmage Thursday afternoon at the National Training Complex with the Blue team taking the series from the Red, 3-0, in six innings.

Carson Kelly laced an RBI single up the middle scoring Mitch Nay to give the Blue a 1-0 advantage. Nay, who led all players with two hits, tripled to right center with two outs and scored on Kelly's lone hit of the afternoon and second of the series. Kelly would come around to score on an errant throw by Jared Martinez while trying to steal second base. Kelly also pitched three innings.
web.usabaseball.com/news/article...

Youth Ball Under Way

Youth and Junior ball has gotten under way. Most leagues had opening day on Saturday 4/5 or 4/12. Go to the "Links" section to the left to check out the various leagues and organizations. Schedules are not readily available but if you want to post a schedule send it to me at: portlandbaseballsoftball@gmail.com and I'll put it up.

If you want to go check out a game they will be played at parks all over town. Powell L.L. plays at Brooklyn Park, Sewellcrest Park, Kenilworth Park, Sunnyside School and Col. Summers Park. CLICK HERE for more info on those locations.

Sellwood Junior Baseball plays at Duniway School, Sellwood Middle School, Sellwood Park, Westmoreland Park and others. CLICK HERE and go to "Field Directions" for more info on those locations.

Underdog Fresno St. wins College Baseball World Series

Wednesday, 25 June 2008 OMAHA, Neb. – Steve Detwiler belted two home runs and had all six Fresno State RBI as Fresno claimed its first-ever NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship with a 6-1 victory over eighth-seeded Georgia, Wednesday night.

Fresno State wins the national title with a 47-31 record while Georgia finishes as national runner-up with a 45-25-1 mark.

Championship Recaps

Collegiate Baseball of the West

Collegiate Baseball of the West is proud to announce that the Pacific Javelinas, Portland Titans and Seaside Wildcats return in 2008 for year number two of the NW Collegiate League along with indpendent teams, Central Oregon Bucks, Olympia Athletics, Showtime Vancouver and Tacoma Cardinals to form the seven team NW Collegiate League for the 2008 season. The NWCL is a collegiate wood bat summer league.

WIth the 2008 Collegiate Baseball of the West season now complete we begin preparations for the 2009 CBW season.

THE NWCL will play games at some very nice baseball venues also, here are those venues:

Bend Bucks - Vince Genna Stadium
Pacific Javelinas - Sckavone Field
Portland Titans - Sckavone Field
Seaside Wildcats - Broadway Park
Collegiate Baseball of the West

Oregon District #2 LL Allstar Tournies

District #2 is made up of nearly 5000 children from southeast Portland, east Multnomah County and all of Clackamas County who come together for one reason - they want to play ball. Little League is open to all children ages 5 to 18, offering organized, adult-supervised baseball and softball programs. The success of our program is based on the voluneteers who give their time and energy to make a difference, in our communities and our local parks. It is our greatest hope that every player will have the opportunity to learn something new, be part of a team effort, face a challenge and learn to love to play baseball and softball. We endeavor to pass on a legacy, the love of the game.

The 2008 Oregon State Chmpionships are being held around the state.

www.eteamz.com/ord2website

Welcome to the Unpage!

Welcome, Thank-you for visiting! The Unpage provides coverage and results for every Oregon Regional Little League Baseball Tournament held for the major baseball (11-12 years old) division since 1959.

Since first coming to Oregon in the 1950s, Little League Baseball has steadily expanded its presence in the Beaver state. In early years, three of the state's four districts were concentrated in the Portland area, and the fourth district essentially covered the rest of the state. Over time, Little League Baseball in Oregon has grown to include nine districts, six of which are scattered in other parts of the state.

www.unpage.org/northwest

18U Team loses to Korea, takes silver

UPDATE August 4, 2008:
7-0 defeat is Team USA's only loss of the tournament

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The USA Baseball 18U National Team's attempt to earn a gold medal came up one step short on Sunday as Korea defeated the Americans, 7-0, in the title game of the International Baseball Federation's XXIII AAA World Junior Championships at Telus Field. The tournament, featuring the world's top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, ended on Sunday with the medal games and final round of consolation action.
usabaseball.com/story
IBAF scores page
www.internationalbaseball.ca

BeachBoys Extinguish CaneFires, Win HWB Title

Kyle Galdeira
11/16/08

Waikiki received a three-run home run from Buster Posey, and posted a 5-1 victory over West Oahu to claim the 2008 Hawaii Winter Baseball Championship Sunday at Les Murakami Stadium.

The league title was the first for the BeachBoys franchise, and Waikiki improved to 8-4 when facing the CaneFires this season. This season marked the third consecutive year in which the BeachBoys reached the championship game, and the first victory after the team fell to North Shore in both 2006 and 2007.

www.hawaiiwinterbaseball.com/articles

In 1993, the Hawaii Winter League launched its inaugural baseball season. The four teams are composed of some of the best young prospects from 16 American major league teams, 3 Japanese pro teams, and 4 Korean pro teams. The legacy of the game in the islands stretches back almost to the beginning of baseball time.

Beavers' Huffman blasts way to Derby title

Hometown hero goes deep 15 times for Triple-A game crown

PORTLAND, Ore. -- It was a big night for hometown heroes at Portland's PGE Park, where the Beavers' own Chad Huffman took the trophy -- as well as $1,000 and a brand new laptop -- at the 2009 American Family Insurance Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby.

He outlasted Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Shelley Duncan of the International League with a total of 15 homers.

"It was great to have the fans behind me, helping me get through it," the outfielder said. "It's not a distance game, it's a numbers game. I was just trying to get there and put good wood on it. It will take care of itself."

Held in conjunction with the 2009 Cricket Wireless Triple-A All-Star Game, the All-Star Home Run Derby featured three sluggers from the Pacific Coast League and three from the International League in a display of All-Star power at hitter-friendly PGE Park. Sid Jensen from Hillsboro High School and Kevin Taylor from Sunset High School have earned the right to participate in the Home Run Derby after compiling the most points in preliminary qualifying at PGE Park earlier this season, Jensen will join the PCL sluggers, while Taylor, who finished second among 19 contestants, will represent the IL.
More Info Here

Portland Baseball Club '10 Indoor Hitting League

Competitive Team Based Batting Practice

The PBC Indoor Hitting League features teams of 3-4 players competing in a 9 inning batting contest. Teams play 2 - 9 inning games every Sunday starting November 21st. Runs are scored by hitting line drives to various parts of the batting cages. The hitting league is open to players of all ages and genders, adults and children, baseball and softball.

Games are decided by whoever has the most runs as a team after 9 innings. Teams get 3 outs per innings. Every swing is either a run or an out. Runs are scored by hitting line drives off the pitcher's screen, off the side walls of the batting cages, and to the back screen wall of the batting cage.

All games take place at the new Portland Baseball Club indoor training facility located at 9898 SW Tigard Street in Tigard
More Info here
Academies/School page

Pacific Adult Baseball Conference (PABC) Playoffs!

The PABC will hold single elimination playoff tournys in both the NL and AL starting this Sunday, 8/29.

The Pacific Adult Baseball Conference (PABC) is a local 38+ Sunday league. There are two divisions of eight teams each. The NL is wood bat and the AL is metal bat.

Sunday 8/29 NL 38+ Wood Bat:
10:00AM HAMMERS vs YANKEES at REYNOLDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
10:00AM ANGELS vs GRAYS at WILSONVILLE HIGH
11:00AM OC PIONEERS vs BREWERS at OREGON CITY HIGH
1:00PM RED SOX vs PADRES at WILSONVILLE HIGH

Sunday 8/29 AL 38+ Metal Bat:
10:00AM VOLCANOES vs PIONEERS AM at HOCKINSON PARK-wa
1:00PM DODGERS vs WILDCATS at HOCKINSON PARK-wa
2:00PM MARINERS vs CARDINALS at OREGON CITY HIGH
4:00PM FATTY'S vs ATHLETICS at HOCKINSON PARK-wa

SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF’S, NATIONAL (Wood Bat):
September 12, 2010
10:00AM HAMMERS vs OC PIONEERS REYNOLDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
1:00PM RED SOX vs GRAYS REYNOLDS MIDDLE SCHOOL

SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF’S, AMERICAN (Metal Bat):
September 12, 2010
10:00AM DODGERS vs MARINERS HOCKINSON PARK-wa
1:00PM VOLCANOES vs FATTY'S HOCKINSON PARK-wa

Linfield Eliminated

ABILENE, Texas – Linfield College used a five-run fifth inning and held on for a 9-6 win Friday to eliminate Trinity University from the NCAA Division III West Region Championship. The Wildcats have battled back from a game-one loss to advance to championship day Saturday.

Linfield College, from McMinville, is the the Northwest Conference champion and takes a 31-9 record into the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. The official tournament field is available here:
www.ncaa.com/news/baseball...
Scouting the Field
Regional Website

Thursday, May 19
Game One: #6 Concordia-Texas 5, #1 Linfield 2
Game Two: #2 Chapman 7, #5 UT-Tyler 0
Game Three: #3 Redlands 3, #4 Trinity, 2

Thursday, May 19
Game Four: #1 Linfield 6, #5 UT-Tyler 3 (UTT elminated)
Game Five: #4 Trinity 7 #6 Concordia-Texas 5
Game Six: #2 Chapman 8 #3 Redlands 4

Friday, May 20
Game Seven: #6 Concordia-Texas 12 #3 Redlands 6 (Redlands eliminated)
Game Eight: #1 Linfield College 9 #4 Trinity 6 (Trinity eliminated)
Game Nine: #2 Chapman 9 #6 Concordia-Texas 3 (CTX eliminated)

Saturday, May 21
Game 10: Chapman 8 Linfield 7 (Linfield eliminated) BOX

NW Star Academy Clinics

Fall/Winter Clinic Schedule For ages 8 to 18

Each clinic is $20.00 per player

Throughout the fall and winter, NW Star Academy is putting on a series of clinics designed to educate players on fundamentals, drills and developing a work ethic necessary to prepare for the upcoming season. All of our camps and clinics will be held at our new Indoor Training Facility.

Infield camps 3-5pm $20
January 7th, 21st, February 4th, 18th
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Pitching & Catching Camps 3-5pm $30
January 14th, 28th, February 11th, 25th
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Hitting Camps 6-7pm $20
January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
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www.nwstar.net/Academy/camps/




Women's College World Series

The Women's College World Series (WCWS) is the final portion of the NCAA Women's Softball Tournament for college softball in the United States. The tournament is conducted in an eight-team, double-elimination format. The Division I WCWS National Champion is determined through a best-of-three title game series. The WCWS takes place at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

www.ncaa.com/softball

In the End, Phillies' Manuel’s Strategies Prevail

The best part of post-season baseball viewing is the late inning strategies that are implemented when there is no more consideration of the long term view and it's an "all or nothing, win now, this is what the last 7 months were for" situation.

This years World Series game 5 was the best ever for that because there was a 46 hour rain delay to think about it. This article is the best description of the final 3 1/2 innings of game 5 that I could find.

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Coste stands beside Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and the bench coach Jimy Williams every game because of superstition. He had another reason to stick close Wednesday night: He was curious. In this 18-out sprint of a World Series game, Coste wanted to see how Manuel would handle the bullpen, manipulate the bench, outsmart the Rays. View complete article here

The Portland River Hawks

The Portland River Hawks baseball team is comprised of outstanding adult baseball players in and around Portland, OR.

Do you miss the crack of a baseball rocketing off a WOOD BAT? Do you miss puttin' on metal spikes and gettin' dirty diving for that "web gem" play? Miss the thrill of blowing a fastball by a hitter? Getting mobbed by your team for that walk off hit that drives in the winning run? We play hard and we play to win but most importantly we have fun.

So if you are a former or current player who has what it takes to compete, EMAIL US NOW. We are gearing up for this season! Catchers, LH Pitchers, and LH Hitters welcome! Tryout now!

Looking for a few more talented team players....
Portland River Hawks Baseball Team
Tryouts Saturday March 7
Add your email to be notified
hawks_tryouts@portlandriverhawks.com

Portland Outlaws in MSBL World Series

The Portland MSBL Outlaws, went 4-1-1 in round robin play of the MSBL World Series - 25 Central in Phoenix Az. They defeated West Coast Big Foot 14-12 on Friday in the semi-finals and advanced to the championship game on Saturday. Congrats to Brian Krupp, Scott Thorne and the gang!!!!

The Outlaws beat St. Thomas Tropical Wave 8-7 on Halloween on Craig Pattison's pinch hit 2 run single in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the national championship!
Portland Hammers take 50+ 2009 NABA World Championship Series

1st Annual Lower Columbia Baseball Umpires Clinic

LCUA_baseball_clinic_flyer

August 21-22, 2010 Mark Morris HS - Longview, WA
Cost: $120 (must register by July 31)

WHO~ Our staff of instructors is comprised of current NCAA Division I level umpires
*Terry Fischer: OSAA Baseball Rules Interpreter, Pac 10, WAC, WCC
*Todd Ellis: President-Elect NCUA, Pac 10, WAC, WCC
*John Black: Pac 10, WAC, WCC
*Randy Knuths: Former AAA Pacific Coast League, Pac 10, WAC, WCC

WHEN~ Saturday, August 21: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 22: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A lunch break will be taken each day – there are many restaurants and fast food places nearby.
LCUA will provide water and light snacks during the clinic.

WHAT~ A weekend filled with:
*On-field mechanics (2- and 3-Man)
*Classroom instruction on rules and situations
*Plate mechanics in the cage

WHY~ Most clinics cost several hundred dollars, not including lodging or travel. This is an unprecedented opportunity to improve your umpiring skills in your own backyard. Advance your game and network with some of the finest collegiate umpires in the region.
For more information contact Dustin Williams coug51@hotmail.com or 360-957-1802

Portland Beavers to be sold, likely moved to Escondido, Calif.

The inevitable has arrived: The Portland Beavers are officially no more.

Beavers owner Merritt Paulson on Thursday announed he has reached an agreement to sell the team to the North County Baseball ownership group led by Jeff Moorad, part owner and CEO of the Triple A franchise's parent club, the San Diego Padres.

Moorad's group is negotiating to build a stadium in Escondido, Calif., about 30 miles north of San Diego.

According to a statement released by the Beavers, the long-anticipated deal is expected to close in December pending the approval of the Pacific Coast League and Minor League Baseball.

"What this means is that, as expected, the Portland Beavers' move will not just be temporary," Paulson said.
Read More Here

2011 PSU Softball Winter Camp

When: Jan. 8-9 Where: Peter W. Stott Center; PSU Campus

GREEN VIKS SESSIONS (Grades 1-7)
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (both days)
Cost: $60 if registered before Dec. 14; $70 if registered after Dec. 14

BLACK VIKS SESSIONS (Grades 8-12)
Time: 1-4 p.m. (both days)
Cost: $80 if registered before Dec. 14; $90 if registered after Dec. 14

MISCELLANEOUS INFO
– Campers will receive instruction in the following areas: defensive position development (infield, outfield, pitching, catching); specialized hitting and slapping drills; and individual fundamental skills (throwing, fielding, hitting, baserunning).

– The two-day camp will be run by PSU Head Coach Tobin Echo-Hawk and her assistants, Kellyn Tate and Kellie Wilkerson. Members of the Viking softball team will help coach as well.

- For more information about Portland State softball camps, contact Assistant Coach Kellyn Tate at 503-725-5592 or by e-mail: tatekm@pdx.edu.
www.goviks.com/index.aspx?path=softball
Click here to download the camp brochure

Ducks Softball fall in Super regional

The Oregon Duck Softball team is in the Gainesville Super Regional hosted by the University of Florida.

It's the best two out of three so the Ducks need to win TWICE today!

Friday, May 27
Game 1 – Fla 9 Ducks 1

Saturday, May 28
Game 2 – Fla 7 Ducks 0

www.ncaa.com/brackets/softball/d1/2011

19th Annual Chuck Bafaro High Desert Classic

Mets hoping phenom Eddie Kunz rules

This time of year, baseball people are always looking for the next phenom. But after what happened in the Bronx last season, there is a new way of defining that search.

Now they're looking for the next Joba.

Yes, as a young pitcher who went from A ball to a dominant major-league reliever in his first pro season, Joba Chamberlain set a new standard for prospects who seem to arrive out of nowhere.

And while it's rare that any player can make the climb as dramatically as Chamberlain, the Mets believe they have such a candidate in 6-foot-5 reliever Eddie Kunz, a Portland native and graduate of Parkrose HS in NE Portland. Eddie was the closer for two-time NCAA champion Oregon State and was drafted by the Mets in June of '07. As Kunz himself said Tuesday, "The coaches here have been telling me they want to put me on that Joba Chamberlain trail."
Read full story here: www.nydailynews.com

USA Wins World University Championships

National Team takes gold in thriller

BRNO, Czech Republic -- Hunter Morris (Auburn; Huntsville, Ala.) snapped a scoreless tie in the top of the 12th inning, and Kendal Volz (Baylor; Bulverde, Texas) got a game-ending ground out with the potential tying run at third base as the USA Baseball National Team defeated Japan 1-0 in Sunday's gold medal game at the FISU World Championships. It was Team USA's third consecutive FISU title.
FISU World University Championships
Championship game article

Kalei Mahoe Cure For Cancer Baseball Tournament '10

This is an 18+ Labor Day weekend wood bat tourney called the "Kalei Mahoe Cure For Cancer Baseball Tournament". This is a fundraiser and a portion of the entry fees are split 50/50 between the American Cancer Society and Kalei's children. This is the 9th year that Randy Clemo has run this tourney and he renamed it 4 years ago when he lost his best friend Kalei to stomach cancer.

The Indians beat the Dirtbags on labor day 4-2 behind the pitching and hitting of tournament MVP PJ Hiser. Hiser threw a CG, allowed 1 earned run, gave up 4 hits and K'd 10. He also blasted a 2 run HR which turned out to be the difference in the game. Congrats to Sean Fennell and the Indians.

Indians 7 Clancys 0
Dirtbags 9 Nationals 1
Tri-Cities 3 Clancys 1
Salem 10 Nationals 5
Tri-Cities 3 Salem #2 0
Salem 4 Puyallup 3
Tacoma 14 Salem #2 7
Puyallup 14 K-Falls 0
Indians 6 Tacoma 2
Dirtbags 23 K-Falls 4

Puyallup 9 Nationals 2
Clancys 10 Salem #2 0
Dirtbags 8 Puyallup 3
Indians 16 Salem #2 4
Dirtbags 7 Salem 0
Indians 4 Tri-Cities 3
Salem 8 K-Falls 7
Tri-Cities 8 tacoma 3
K-Falls 12 Nationals 8
Clancys 9 Tacoma 3

Championship Indians 4 Dirtbags 2

Photo Album here. The boy handing out all the trophies is Kalei Mahoe's youngest son Kekoa.
2009 page with pic's and scores


Bruin Baseball Hitting Skills Camp

Monday, December 20th to Wednesday, December 22nd

Age: 3rd – 12th Grade
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (10 1/2 hours of instruction)
Cost: $125.00 per participant – a great buy for under $12 an hour.
Location: George Fox University Wheeler Sports Center
Bring: Baseball Bat, Batting Gloves, Helmet
Clothing: Baseball Pants, Sweat Pants, or Shorts; T-shirt; Hat; Tennis Shoes (NO jeans)
Director: Marty Hunter: Head Baseball Coach
Coaches: George Fox University Assistants – Area College and High School Head Coaches

Marty Hunter is in his 4th year as Head Coach of Bruin Baseball. The previous five years, Marty has been an assistant coach for George Fox. During this time the Bruins have won five NW Conference Championships, played in six Regional Tournaments, and won a National Championship. Marty has over 25 years of coaching experience ranging from Youth leagues to Professional baseball. Known as a strong teacher of fundamentals, Marty has dedicated himself to staying current on the physical and mental aspects of teaching the game of baseball.
www.athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/bsb
Registratrion Form

2008 PCLB ADULT WOOD BAT SUMMER LEAGUES

2008 PCLB ADULT WOOD BAT SUMMER LEAGUES Handout
13th Annual Adult Summer Baseball Leagues 18 & Over or 28 & Over

Portland City League Baseball invites you to join one of the largest and longest operated adult summer baseball leagues in the Northwest. Established in 1996 the PCLB Adult Wood Bat Summer Leagues provide competitive league and championship tournament play. The 5th Annual PCLB Summer Series Games will match the American League (18 & Over) Champion vs the National League (28 & Over) Champion in a best 2 out of 3 series. Majority of games are played at Sckavone Field and Walker Stadium..

Welcome at honkbalweek.nl!

UPDATE- 12PM SUNDAY: USA defeats Cuba 4-1 to win tournament.

The USA National team is the countries highest level team for amateur players. This is a different team then the pro athletes that will represent the USA at the Olympics. The National team is participating in The Netherlands "Honkbalweek", an international tourny held this week. The USA plays Cuba today, 7/13, in the championship game.

www.honkbalweek.nl

Academy Baseball: Fall Development Program

Hello Academy Baseball Families- After a week of feedback and getting permission from Franklin, the fall development program is a go! Here is the schedule starting this Monday, 9/29.

Monday and Wednesday: Age 8 to 12: Time 4 to 5:30:
Cost: 4 sessions $60 or $20 for Drop-in
Location: Franklin Baseball Field
Equipment: Bring all that applies

We will work on a variety of skill sets based on the individual and the group ability. It will be importnat that players bring plenty of water, because we will work at a high rate. I will arrive at the field 3:30

Tuesday and Thursday: Age 12 to 15: Time 4:00 to 5:30
Cost: 4 sessions $60 or $20 for Drop-in
Location: Franklin Baseball Field
Equipment: Bring all that applies

We will work on three key areas, hitting, pitching and baserunning. Of course if our group has additional needs we can make adjustments. Bring plenty of water and I will arrive at the field at 3:30

I will have few of my high school players assisting me at the practices.

Incentive Program: Bring a family and have them sign-up for four session and get one session free.

If your family has any financial concerns, please give me a call and we can make arrangements.

Lastly, we will practice rain or shine, until notified.

Yours in Baseball,
Robbie Trebelhorn
Academy Baseball Director
Franklin HS Head Coach
971-570-6507
academy_baseball@yahoo.com

SI.com's stunning prediction

I stumbled upon this article: Read story here by Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus recently. He used statistical analysis to predict that the Tampa Bay Rays would improve by 22 games this season over last. The article was posted on February 26, 2008 and he was wrong, the Rays impoved by a stunning 31 games over last season and are going to the World Series. I will never discount the opinions of the baseball geeks again.

Using the same methods Nate Silver has predicted an Obama victory 346 -192 on Tuesday

Pacific Baseball February 2010 All-Skills Clinic

Feb. 13, 2010
ONE SESSION: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Downloadable Flyer And Registration Form (PDF)

Get a big jump on your competition this season and learn the skills to take your game to the next level!

With the upcoming High School season around the corner, you can get more out of your game by sharpening the skills you need to take your game to the next level. The coaches and staff at Pacific University Baseball Camps have the expertise to give you the skills needed to make this your best season ever!

Pacific University presents our February 2010 All-Skills Clinic. There’s no better way to improve a player’s hitting skills. Pacific University Baseball Camps is offering this one-day all-skills clinic in which you will participate in one-on-one instruction and drills for only $50.00. Pacific University Baseball Camps main goal is for every player to have an enjoyable and positive learning experience.
More Info Here

Beavs and Ducks eliminated from '10 post season

The Ducks and Beavs were both eliminated from the NCAA Division 1 baseball post-season Sunday. The Beavs went 1-2 in the Gainsville Regional and The Ducks went 2-2 in the Norwich Regional. better luck next year!

The NCAA College World Series
www.d1baseball.com
www.ncaa.com/brackets/2010


USA College team gets silver in Tokyo

CNT: USA falls to Cuba 4-3 in 10 inn.

The FISU World University Baseball Championship was held in Tokyo this week and featured college national teams from Canada, China, Korea, Cuba, United States, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei and Japan.

Two University of Oregon players were on the USA roster, Tyler Anderson and Scott McGough

July 30 USA 15 Sri Lanka 0
Aug. 1 USA 8 Chinese Taipei 7 (11 innings)
Aug. 2 USA 8 Canada 1
Aug. 2 Quarterfinal USA 11 China 0
Aug. 5 Semifinal USA 4 Japan 2
Aug. 7 Gold-medal game Cuba 4 USA 3 (10)
www.usabaseball.com/teams...
www.wubc2010.jp

WNT Takes Bronze

Jose Perez Stadium Maracay, Venezuela

U.S. women to return to WBWC action All games to be moved to Maracay, Venezuela
DURHAM, N.C. -- USA Baseball announced Saturday night that the 2010 Women's National Team will return to action at the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) Women's World Cup in Maracay, Venezuela on Sunday, August 15 versus Korea at 10 a.m. (10:30 a.m. ET). Play at the Women's World Cup has been suspended since Friday after a player from Hong Kong was struck by a bullet during a game against the Netherlands in Caracas. The U.S. team, two time gold medalists in the event, has been playing pool play games in Maracay, Venezuela, three hours from Caracas, and as part of the IBAF's plan moving forward all tournament games will be moved to Maracay.

Team USA is competing In the Womens World Cup. The competing teams will be split into 2 pools for the 1st round, Pool A consisting of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Venezuela and competing in the capital of Caracas at Jose A Casanova Stadium, while Pool B in Maracay will be comprised of Cuba, Japan, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United States and will battle at at Jose Perez C. Stadium. The top 3 teams from each pool will be gathered in Caracas to determine the best nation in Women´s baseball.

Here's the USA schedule (all times pdt):
All Games at Jose Perez Stadium Maracay, Venezuela.
Aug. 12 Japan 5 USA 1
Aug. 15 USA 21 Korea 0
Aug. 15 USA 5 Cuba 0
Aug. 16 USA 9 Puerto Rico 0
Aug. 18 USA 10 Canada 1
Aug. 19 Venezuela 7 USA 6
Aug. 20 Australia 19 USA 6
Aug. 21 Semifinals- Japan 6 USA 1 USA Eliminated
Aug. 22 USA 15 Venezuela 5 for the bronze
2010 International Baseball Federation (IBAF) World Cup
www.usabaseball.com/teams...

PSU Vikings Swept Out of Regionals

Vikings' Season Comes To End After Close 2-1 Loss To No. 21/23 Auburn

SEATTLE – Portland State hung close with a ranked opponent for a second straight day, but saw its season come to an end after a 2-1 loss to No. 21/23 Auburn in an elimination game at the NCAA Seattle Regional.

The Vikings conclude their second most successful season at the NCAA DI level with a 34-18 record, trailing only the 2006 squad's 38 victories for the most in school history.

NCAA Regionals
5/19/2011 vs No. 14/14 Washington L 2-6
5/20/2011 vs No. 21/23 Auburn L 1-2

Complete Tournament Info Here
Complete Schedule with boxscores
2011 PORTLAND STATE SOFTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Beavers to conduct four advanced clinics this fall

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Beavers will conduct a series of four, advanced baseball clinics during the fall at PGE Park, it was announced today. Instructed by former professional players and coaches, the one-day clinics will focus on the fundamentals of pitching and hitting.

The Beavers will hold hitting clinics on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 15, and will run pitching clinics on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 18. The specialized clinics are open to kids ages 10-17 and feature top-level coaching from experienced professionals. Each of the fall clinics run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at PGE Park and costs $90.

Click Here for more info

2008 Oregon Softball Coaches Clinic

Cindy Bristow, of Softball Excellence in conjunction with Oregon ASA will be conducting 2 separate, 1-Day Coaching Clinics in Oregon!

This is an involvement clinic which means you’ll be able to get up and take part in all the drills. Actually experience the drills for yourself so you learn them better, understand them better and so your team will actually do the drills better!

When: October 25 & 26
Each day’s agenda will be the same, just pick the "clinic Date" you wish to attend.

Time: 8am - 4:30pm

What you'll Learn:

* Tons of Great Drills that are Fun, Fast-Paced & Proven Successful
* How to Help Your Players Master Playing Under Pressure Watch & learn from great video clips
* How to Teach Pitch Selection for Hitters
* How to Teach the Running Slap
* How to Practice for Game Success
* How to Teach Bunting Under Pressure
* Secrets Behind Pitch Calling
* Conditioning/Stamina for Pitchers & players
* Learn to Solve the Many Different Skill Problems including the details for successful Throwing, Fielding
* Hitting, Catching, Pitching, Practice Organizationm, and Strategy.

Saturday October 25, 2008

Claggett Creek Middle School
1810 Alder Drive NE
Keizer, OR 97303

Sunday October 26, 2008

Mt. Scott Elementary School
11202 SE Stevens Road
Portland, Oregon 97266

REGISTRATION: Online at Softball Excellence
Hurry Space is Limited!
www.softballexcellence.com

CCC Softball Camp

Welcome to Cougar Country!

Feb 7-8 17th Annual Hitting Clinic
Clinic features:
• Videotape Swing Analysis
• Individualized instruction
• Bunting
• Slapping
• Hitting
• Special sessions on drag bunt and running slap

Feb 7-8 Pitching Clinic
CCC softball pitchers will assist each pitcher with individual feed-back. To ensure a small pitcher-to-coach ratio, this clinic is limited to a small number of pitchers, so enroll early.
More Info Here

Caribbean Series '09

The 2009 Caribbean Series was held from February 2 through February 7 with the champions from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuelean Winter Leagues. The format consisted of 12 games, each team facing the other teams twice. The games were played at Estadio Casas GEO in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
You can follow along here: MLB's Winter league page
UPDATE: MLB Network to air Caribbean Series starting 2/2 at 2pm and 7pm

The Caribbean World Series is the only activity in the world which unites professional baseball leagues from different countries playing between them to become champions of their region. After their regular tournaments are over, four countries, which make up today’s Caribbean Federation, compete in this event. The eyes of the Caribbean and the world are focused on this classic which presents good quality baseball. Read a great history of Caribbean baseball here

Oregon State Eliminated

Oregon State Falls to TCU 5-4

Oregon State had a chance late in the game but fell to Texas Christian University 5-4 Sunday night ending its season at the Fort Worth Regional.

Oregon State (37-19) had an early 4-0 lead but saw it dwindle away as the Horned Frogs fought back to tie the game with one run in the third and three runs in the fifth inning before heading into the ninth inning tied 4-4.

More Story Here.
Here's the field of 64.
All the regional scores are here
Download Baseball America College Baseball Podcasts here.

2009 FORT WORTH REGIONAL SCHEDULE (all times PT)

FRIDAY, MAY 29
GAME 2: Oregon State 9 Texas A&M 8
GAME 1: TCU 6 Wright State 3

SATURDAY, MAY 30
GAME 3: Texas A&M 6 Wright State 4 (Wright State eliminated)
GAME 4: TCU 13 Oregon State 1

SUNDAY, MAY 31
GAME 5: Oregon State 13 Texas A&M 5 (Texas A&M Eliminated)
GAME 6: TCU 5 Oregon State 4 (OSU Eliminated)
TCU Wins Regional

2010 Beavers Summer Camps Schedule

Aug. 17-19 (Tue.-Thurs.) – Nike Youth Baseball Camp
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon Cost: $150/camper

Round out the summer in style with a baseball camp led by the Beavers. Squeeze in those final summer activities before it is back to school.

Soak up the summer sunshine and tips from the pros while learning the nation’s pastime from the Beavers at PGE Park.

To sign up, submit a registration form to camps coordinator, Marc Kostic via email at mkostic@pgepark.com or fax to (503) 553-5405. You can also call in a registration by phoning (503) 553-5415. **Note: an online registration will be available soon.
More Info Here

Beavs down Ducks in Portland

OSU defeats UO 2-1 in non-conference Civil War.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Stefen Romero's run-scoring single in the fifth proved to be the game winner as the Oregon State baseball team closed out its regular season non-conference schedule with a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Oregon in front of 8,487 fans at PGE Park Wednesday night.

Romero drove in Jared Norris, who started off the inning with a walk and then moved to second on a wild pitch. The run came off Oregon reliever Christian Jones, who gave up both of OSU's runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

The Oregon State pitching staff was able to hold Oregon to just one run and four hits on the night. Oregon State used five relievers, with Tony Bryant making his first career start.

Linfield falls 12-9 to SUNY-Cortland, takes 3rd place

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – With its pitching staff running out of steam against one of the nation’s top hitting teams, Linfield was unable to pull one its trademark comebacks out of the hat and instead fell 12-9 to SUNY-Cortland on Championship Tuesday at the NCAA Division III Finals at sun-soaked Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

Illinois Wesleyan, once beaten in the tournament, went on to capture the 2010 Division III championship, hammering SUNY-Cortland 17-5 in the title game that followed the Linfield loss.

Though the Wildcats left the field without the national championship trophy they sought, players and coaches could take solace in the winningest baseball season in program history. Linfield won more games (37) and NCAA playoff games (7) than any team on record while setting a bushel of individual and team records along the way.
Full Story Here

Ducks Softball Eliminated

Oregon Duck SB lost the best two out of three Super-Regional at Missouri and will not get to the WCWS in Oklahoma City.

Sat., May 29: Missouri 1 Oregon 0
Sun., May 30: Missouri 7 Oregon 2
More Info Here

Ackley, Rainiers sweep to PCL crown

The Minor League Baseball playoffs are the culmination of five months of hard work and tight pennant races. For the teams in the 17 leagues below, the postseason is when champions are crowned. Check back here for updates as each league's series progress.

Road warriors sweep their way to PCL title.
Dustin Ackley has come a long way this year, capping his first season as a pro in dramatic fashion for the Tacoma Rainiers.

Ackley drew a one-out walk to spark a four-run 11th inning Friday as the Rainiers completed a three-game sweep of the defending champion Memphis Redbirds with a 10-6 victory.

Due to renovations at Cheney Stadium, the Rainiers played their home games in the first round of the playoffs at Seattle's Safeco Field. The entire Championship Series was played at Memphis' AutoZone Park.

The Triple-A Baseball National Championship will be played on Sept. 21st and will pit the Rainiers vs the Columbus Clippers. It is a one-game, winner-take-all showdown between the champions of the International League and the Pacific Coast League.

Check out this great page for updates on ALL the Minor league playoffs that are happening.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/events/playoffs...

Salem, OR native and OSU Alum Joey Wong is playing for the Modesto Nuts in the California (A+) League plaoffs right now.
NUTS CRUSHED!

Concordia Softball in the Postseason

Oregon Tech Wins CCC Softball Title, Headed to National Tournament

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Tech Lady Owls (35-12) pounded out 15-hits and scored 12 runs to win the Cascade Conference Tournament Championship over Corban University (25-17) 12-2 this afternoon at the OIT Softball Complex.

The CCC Tournament schedule:
Friday, May 6 (at Klamath Falls)
Game 1: No. 2 seed (Corban) 13 No. 3 Seed (Concordia) 7
Game 2: No. 1 Seed (Oregon Tech) 5 No. 2 seed (Corban) 1

Saturday, May 7 (at Klamath Falls)
Game 3: No. 1 Seed (Oregon Tech) 12 No. 2 seed (Corban) 2


The Vancouver Canadians win first title in team history, topping Tri-City for Northwest League championship.

Vancouver defeats Tri-City, 2-1 for the Chamionship.
Game 1: VAN 6, TC 3
Game 2: TC 5, VAN 3
Game 3: VAN 9, TC 2

SEMI-FINALS:
Game 1: EUG 8, VAN 3
Game 2: VAN 10, EUG 3
Game 3: VAN 5 EUG 4

Game 1 Tri-City 6 Boise 0
Game 2 Tri-City 9 Boise 1
Tri-City defeats Boise, 2-0
Northwest League





Pacific December 2010 Baseball Camp

2010 December Baseball Clinic

Dec. 18 & 19
SESSION 1: 12:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (14-18 yrs.)
Downloadable Flyer And Registration Form (PDF)

With the upcoming High School and Little League baseball seasons around the corner, you can get more out of your game by sharpening the skills you need to take your game to the next level. The coaches and staff at Pacific University Baseball Camps have the expertise to give you the skills needed to make this your best season ever!

Pacific University Head Baseball Coach Greg Bradley will direct the hitting camp. Additional instructors include Pacific University assistant coaches, high school coaches and Pacific University players.
www.goboxers.com/bb/camps

Eddie Kunz's AFL Blog

Welcome to the AFL!

Hi there, My name is Eddie Kunz and I am relief pitcher and its my first full year with the New York Mets. I am from Portland, Oregon and lived there all my life, born and raised. Went to Parkrose High School in Portland and went to Oregon State University for three years till I got drafted in 2007. Won 2 National Championships with Oregon State in 06, 07! After winning the second championship I went to short season in Brooklyn, NY to start of my Pro career and stayed there the rest of the summer.

Follow Eddie's AFL Blog here

UP Baseball Winter Camp Dates

Youth Throwing/Pitching Camp Scheduled for Jan. 25
The second University of Portland's Youth Throwing/Pitching Camp, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 23, has been re-scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 25. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on the UP campus.

For more information or to register for the Pilot Baseball School, please view the HS Developmental Prospect Camp brochure or the Strictly Hitting and Youth Pitching/Throwing Camp brochure. You can also contact Pilots assistant baseball coach Larry Casian at 503-943-7745, or e-mail at casian@up.edu.

More Info Here

Community College (NWAACC) Softball Championship

The NW Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) softball championship tournament was held at Delta Park this past weekend.

Portland, OR -- The Mt Hood Saints captured their second consecutive NWAACC Softball Championship Monday at Portland's Delta Park with a convincing 7-4 win over SW Oregon.

The South #2 seeded Saints paved the way to the championship match by defeating West #3 seed Centralia, 19-1 on Monday and eliminating East #1 seed Wenatchee Valley, 5-1 and South #3 seed Lower Columbia, 8-5 on Monday.
More Info Here

Mt Hood NWAACC Softball Champions

PORTLAND, OR -- The Mt Hood Saints claimed their third consecutive NWAACC softball title by defeating the Everett Trojans 11-3 under mostly cloudy conditions at Portland's Delta Park Monday.

The second-ranked Saints won four straight to advance to the title game including a 3-2 thriller over the Trojans on Saturday that sent Everett into the one-loss side of the bracket.
nwaacc.org/softball/schedule...
BRACKET

Final 2009 Pac-10 BB Standings

Pac-10 Final Standings
Team (Ranking)Conf RecGBOverall
Arizona State (3)21-6 --44-12
Wa State19-8231-23
Oregon State15-12635-17
UCLA15-12627-29
Arizona13-14830-25
Stanford13-14830-25
USC13-14828-28
Washington13-14825-30
California9-181224-29
Oregon4-231714-42

OSAA 2010-2014 Time Block Approved Alignment

On 10/26/09 the OSAA Executive Board and Delegate Assembly voted to approve the districting and classification committee's new alignment that will go into effect this coming fall for the 2010-2014 time block.

The committee stayed with the six level system but entered new territory with it's creation of four "Hybrid" leagues which were preferred in some cases for geographic, budgetary and especially in the PIL's case, historic reasons. The old ten school PIL was reformed as a 6A,5A,4A Hybrid. It is unsure at this point how these teams will qualify for the play-offs. 6A was set at 1480+(students), 5A at 870-1479 and 4A at 400-869.

In the PIL Lincoln, Jefferson and Madison chose to "play up" one level from what their enrollment would dictate. Wilson, Franklin and Grant move down to 5A while Marshall and Roosevelt move down to 4A.

Evolution of salary arbitration: an ironic tale

Maury Brown is a Portland based sports business analyst and the founder of the Business of Sports Network, a series of expansive resources, dedicated to the business of sports. He wrote a great piece about the history and workings of salary arbitration for Yahoo Sports recently. Since most of the MLB talk at this time of year concerns this subject I thought I'd share it.

Somewhere in the afterlife, Charlie Finley and Dick Meyer must be shaking their heads and muttering “we warned you.” Back in 1973 they predicted what would happen if owners abandoned a take-it-or-leave-it stance with players and agreed to salary arbitration. Maybe it was inevitable. Maybe free agency was inevitable as well. But this scrawny, long-haired San Francisco Giants pitcher they call The Freak (Tim Lincecum) could increase his salary 20-fold in one year. What would Tom Seaver have earned after going 25-7 in his third season?

Until ’73, players were all but bound to accept the contracts set in front of them because the constraints of the reserve clause prevented free agency. But the system was cracking... Read More Here

PSU Softball loses both Saturday! Eliminated!

Gaels Sweep Vikings To Capture PCSC Title

For the first time in the eight-year history of the Pacific Coast Softball Conference there will be a championship series to decide who earns the automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. With the conference expanding from six to 12 teams and splitting into two divisions, the Mountain and the Coastal, there was a need for a playoff to decide who earns the bid.

Portland State heads to Moraga, Calif., to face PCSC Coastal Division winner Saint Mary’s in the inaugural PCSC Championship Series. The best-of-three series gets under way at 2 p.m., on Friday. Saturday’s first pitch is set for 12 p.m. Should a third game be necessary, that would be played 20 minutes after the conclusion of Saturday’s first contest.

PCSC Championship Series – Best-of-Three
Portland State (29-25, 18-2 PCSC) at Saint Mary's (28-20, 14-4 PCSC)
Friday, May 14 Vikes 1 Saint Mary's 0
Saturday, May 15:
Saint Mary's 3 Vikes 0
Saint Mary's 7 Vikes 4
More Info Here

Sellwood Baseball is ready to Go!

The calendar says winter holidays, but the Sellwood Junior Baseball Association is planning for spring baseball and softball in our community. Who are they? Sellwood JBO is a non-profit organization made up of all-volunteer organizers and coaches committed to making baseball and softball a vital part of springtime in Sellwood and surrounding neighborhoods.

Happy New Year! Registration for the 2012 is now officially open! Kids ages 5-14 can sign up for Sellwood Baseball and Softball.

Click Here to go to their Registration Page and start the process.

Helpful items to have on hand when you register:

Your player

A measuring tape

Any uniform bits from prior seasons

A credit card

Sellwood Junior Baseball is committed to making baseball accessible for all kids. Scholarships are available through our Sweat Equity program. Please contact the league directly to apply.
www.sellwoodbaseball.com
www.juniorbaseballorg.com


BB NW’S Oregon/SW WA BIO-KINECTICS Hitting Camp

This camp is designed to accelerate the development of high school hitters. Learn what adjustments you can make to improve your offensive approach. Get professional feedback on your swing. Bio-Kinetics is an independent motion analysis company that does extensive high-speed computerized video of major league hitters during major league games.

Lead Instructors: Jeff McKay, Director of Baseball Northwest, Bio-Kinetics, Inc. Research Consultant, 35 years as a professional player, minor league coach and full-time scout. Assisted by the Baseball Northwest Staff, current college coaches, and current and former professional players.

Baseball Northwest Instructional camps are also a good way to be evaluated by the BBNW staff for our invitation only top player special events and teams. The camp fee is $85.00.

December 29th and 30th-2:00-5:00 each day-Grades 9-12

Home Run Park
16303 NE 15 #C
Vancouver, Wa. 98684
www.baseballnorthwest.com

NIKE Softball Camp at Willamette University

Nike Softball Camps totally immerse you in the sport, giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential for improvement - no matter what your ability level. Every facet of the game is covered - hitting, fielding, base running, team play and more. Your performance as an overall player will improve, along with your self-confidence!

Directing the camp will be Damian Williams, now in his 11th season as the head softball coach at Willamette University. He has earned an overall record of 189-166 (.532) at Willamette and has led the Bearcats to a 136-104 (.567) record in the Northwest Conference.
July 6-10, 2009 (Advanced Camp)
August 3-7, 2009 (General Skills)
More Info Here

The Baseball NW Blog 4/24/10

Covering high school, college, and professional baseball in the Northwest. Updated daily.

UNCOMMITTED PLAYER SHOWCASE SCHEDULED

Baseball Northwest's 2010 Uncommitted Player Showcase will be Monday, May 31st at Wheeler Field in Centralia, Wa. at 10:00. All Northwest graduating high school seniors and junior college players who have used up eligibility are invited to attend.

Baseball Northwest works with a lot of players in helping them find a place after high school to play and this unique event can help match player and school. BBNW will also advise players on what information they need and options they may have for finding a place to play in college.
Read More Here

ABOUT THE BLOG:
The Baseball NW Blog covers baseball at both amateur and professional levels. We are passionate about baseball, especially baseball in the Northwest. We seek to create a platform where we not only share news and information, but where we can connect players, coaches, parents, and fans.

For questions and comments regarding Baseball Northwest events please contact Jeff McKay at mckay@baseballnorthwest.com
baseballnwblog.com

2010 HS Baseball and Softball Champions

Saturday, June 5 @ Volcanoes Stadium (Keizer)
Scappoose 2 Astoria 1 (8)~~Scappoose 4A Baseball State Champs!
North Eugene 3 Ashland 0~~North Eugene 5A Baseball State Champs!
Clackamas 4 South Medford 0~~Clackamas 6A Baseball State Champs!

Sunday, June 6 @ Volcanoes Stadium (Keizer)
Santiam Christian 17 Valley Catholic 1~~Santiam Christian 3A Baseball State Champs!

Monday, June 7 @ Volcanoes Stadium (Keizer)
Knappa 3 Heppner 1~~Knappa 2A/1A Baseball State Champs!

Games Schedule SOFTBALL:
Saturday, June 5 @ Oregon State University (Corvallis)
Cascade 2 Banks 1~~Cascade 4A Softball State Champs!
Glencoe 9 Century 0~~Glencoe 5A Softball State Champs!
Grants Pass 2 Sunset 1~~Grants Pass 6A Softball State Champs!

Saturday, June 5 @ Erv Lind Stadium (Portland)
Pilot Rock 2 Irrigon 1 (8)~~Pilot Rock 2A/1A Softball State Champs!
Willamina 3 Glide 1~~Willamina 3A Softball State Champs!

Preliminary Round Results Here
2009 Champs here

Complete Player Softball Winter Clinic

DATE: December 18 - 20, 2010

LOCATION: Oregon Convention Center, Portland

ELIGIBILITY: 8-18 years old (players separated by age and skill)

COACHES: Various college coaches and players from around the country and northwest

YOU RECEIVE: Expert hands-on instruction, t-shirt, new skills, practice, increased confidence!
www.oregon-asa.com/clinic

2010 IBAF 'AAA' 18U Junior World Championship

USA gets fourth place with big win over Netherlands.

The USA Baseball 18U National Team is competing in the 2010 IBAF World Junior Baseball Championships this week in Thunder Bay, Canada.

This 10 day tournament sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and hosted by the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association (TBIBA) will feature the finest undrafted baseball players in the world.

12 national junior teams (18 and under) will play for gold - Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands, Panama, Venezuela and the United States.

Here's the USA schedule:
July 24 USA 4 Australia 2
July 25 USA 10 Italy 0
July 26 USA 10 Chinese Taipei 0
July 27 USA 14 Venezuela 7
July 28 USA 16 France 0
July 30 Cuba 3 USA 2
July 31 USA 4 S. Korea 2
Aug 1 USA 18 Netherlands 2

Live Gametracker Here
www.usabaseball.com/teams...
www.worldbaseball2010.com

Pilots Finish Season with Sweep at Home

Pilots Close Season with Sweep of Santa Clara

PORTLAND, Ore. --- After riding great pitching to a pair of previous wins, the Portland Pilots used 14 hits to come away with a 6-5 win over Santa Clara on Sunday to complete the three-game West Coast Conference series sweep. Portland (24-30) closed the regular season in style after honoring its nine seniors prior to the first pitch. The Pilots finished tied for third in the WCC standings with an 11-10 league record.

Juniors Kramer Scott and Ben Grubb had three hits each to lead the Pilots, while senior Riley Henricks drove in two runs. Sophomore Brian Frattali and senior Craig Smith added two hits each for the home team.

5/27 * Portland 5 Santa Clara 3
5/28 * Portland 2 Santa Clara 1
5/29 * Portland 6 Santa Clara 5
*league game
Full Schedule Here

Portland is coming off its second most successful season ever, finishing 2010 with a 34-18 overall record. The 34 wins are second to only the 1980 squad, which went 36-12. The Pilots also went 14-7 in the WCC and finished in second place for their best finish ever in the conference.
2011 Baseball Preseason Prospectus

Jesuit wins OIBA CHAMPIONSHIP

UPDATE
Jesuit swept Tigard 10-0 on Tuesday and 8-3 on Wednesday in the best-of-three finals to win the OIBA championsip.
Tribune story

The Oregon Independent Baseball Association is a High School level summer league that has almost taken the place of American Legion baseball in the northern half of the state, and for a variety of reasons, metropolitan-area coaches are glad that it has.

What's the OIBA?

Oregon Baseball Camps

JUNIOR HIGH PRE-SEASON CAMP OVERVIEW
January 24th and 25th 10:00am - 2:00pm

This camp will feature a high level of both instruction and competition. The campers will receive instruction in all phases of the game. The positions players will receive position specific instruction including infield, outfield and catching. The position players will also receive hitting instruction on proper swing mechanics, the mental approach to hitting, base running, and bunting. Pitchers will receive instruction on proper mechanics, delivery, fielding their position, controlling the running game and the mental aspect of pitching.
More Info Here

The Portland Beavers & Portland Timbers Community Fund (PBPTCF)

The Portland Beavers and Portland Timbers community mission is to make the quality of life better for children and families in the greater-Portland area. We strive to reach this goal through focused giving each year, as well as dedication to strengthening the bond between the Portland Beavers, Portland Timbers and their fans through extensive community outreach.

The PBPTCF donated $30,000 to six nonprofits in the spring 2009 round of grants. Some of those that benefitted were Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), PGE Foundation’s Community 101 program, Girl Scouts of Oregon, and Special Olympics of Oregon. For the summer round of grants, $51,500 was distributed out to nine organizations, including: Beaverton Area Little League, Impact NW, The Julia Reimann Field Project, Lents Little League, The Library Foundation, America Scores Portland, Portland Youth Builders, LaCamas Little League, and Benson Tech. Beaverton Area Little League received $10,000, the largest grant of 2009.
More Info here

WOU Wolves offer Softball camps

The WOU Wolves will hold a pitching camp on Feb. 7, 2009, from 10:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. It will feature three sessions throughout the day as campers are given the opportunity to learn the proper mechanics of pitching, the basic pitches and drill work from WOU pitching coach Jami Strinz. The first session, from 10:00 a.m.-noon, will be for children ages 7-11, while session two, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., will be for children ages 12-15 and session three, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., will be for ages 16-17.

The final camp, the position play and hitting camp, will be held Feb. 8, 2009, from noon to 3:30 p.m. Once the campers arrive they will be divided by age and position as they learn valuable skills of the game from head coach Pam Knox. The camp will focus on how to play the individual positions, new techniques for improving your game and hitting practice with the WOU coaching staff.
Last season, the Western Oregon softball team went 33-18 and were ranked as high as No. 8 in the country. The team finished second in the NCAA Division II west region tournament and was Co-Great Northwest Athletic Conference champions with an 18-6 record.
More Info Here

Metro Baseball Academy Holiday Camp

Join Coach Darold Ellison and Bob Hammitt for three days of baseball December 29 - 31 from 9 a.m. - Noon.

Utilizing video analysis, campers (3rd - 8th Grade) will have the opportunity to improve on their hitting and defensive skills throughout the week.

To register, please call 503.863.7375 or by email at metrobaseball@aol.com

One Child: $150 Bring a Friend or Sibling: Save $25 on your registration fee
www.metrobaseball.net

Pacific University Softball 12U/10U Camp

Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Stoller Center, Forest Grove, Ore.

Click Here to download the registration flyer (PDF format).

INSTRUCTORS
Tim Hill, Head Coach, Pacific University
Paul Sabah, Assistant Coach, Pacific University
Kelsey Herstad, Assistant Coach, Pacific University
Stephanie Vanoudenhaegen, Assistant Coach, Pacific University (2011 First Team All-NWC and First Team NFCA All-West Region selection)
MORE INFO HERE

2011 OSAA HS Baseball and Softball Champs

BASEBALL
6A OSAA Playoffs Final
Westview 9, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6

5A OSAA Playoffs Final
Sherwood 6, WILSONVILLE 3

4A OSAA Playoffs Final
ASTORIA 4, North Valley 1

2A/1A OSAA Playoffs Final
Stanfield / Echo 3 PORTLAND CHRISTIAN 1

3A OSAA Playoffs Final
HORIZON CHRISTIAN 7, Bandon / Pacific 2


SOFTBALL
6A OSAA Playoffs Final
Century 7, SOUTH SALEM 3

5A OSAA Playoffs Final
West Albany 7, PENDLETON / NIXYAAWII 6

4A OSAA Playoffs Final
Cascade 5, HENLEY 1

3A OSAA Playoffs Final
Glide 5, HORIZON CHRISTIAN (TUALATIN) 2

2A/1A OSAA Playoffs Final
Regis 4, WESTERN MENNONITE 1

Earlier Round results
All scores, brackets and schedules here:
w3.osaa.org/scorecenter


An Epic World Series

Quite a World Series!

The Cards won the first World Series Game 7 since 2002 and brought home the 11th World Series championship in franchise history. They are the fifth Wild Card team, and the first since 2004, to win the title. St. Louis triumphed behind six-plus impressive innings from ace Chris Carpenter, more big hits by David Freese and Allen Craig, and a return to form by a bullpen that had sprung some leaks lately.
worldseries.com


Pacific U. Baseball All-Skills Clinic

Feb. 7, 2009
ONE SESSION: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (14-18 yrs.)

Pacific University presents our February 2009 All-Skills Clinic. There’s no better way to improve a player’s hitting skills. Pacific University Baseball Camps is offering this one-day all-skills clinic in which you will participate in one-on-one instruction and drills for only $40.00. Pacific University Baseball Camps main goal is for every player to have an enjoyable and positive learning experience.

Pacific University Head Baseball Coach Greg Bradley will direct the hitting clinic. Additional instructors include Pacific University assistant coaches and Pacific University players.
More Info Here

Oregon Baseball Camps

Ducks SWEEP Series!

But the Beavers Will Host NCAA Regional

EUGENE, Ore. - The sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team lost a 6-0 decision to Oregon Sunday at PK Park in the season finale for both teams. The loss, however, came after the Beavers were announced as one of 16 regional hosts for the NCAA postseason, which starts on Friday.

The Beavers closed out the regular season with a 38-17 overall record and 17-10 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play. The 17 league wins are the second-most for the club since the Pac-10 unified in 1999. The 17 wins also places the Beavers in second place, one game shy of league champion UCLA.

The game marked the regular-season finale for Oregon State, but the Beavers are assured of a postseason berth after the NCAA awarded the club a regional host for next weekend, starting Friday. The NCAA selection show for ,b>the entire field will be announced at 9:30 a.m. PT Monday morning on ESPN.

The complete 'Civil War' results are below:

03/08/11 OSU 4 Oregon 1 RECAP
05/03/11 Oregon 7 OSU 2 RECAP
05/27/11 Oregon 4 OSU 1 * RECAP
05/28/11 Oregon 4 OSU 1 * RECAP
05/29/11 Oregon 6 OSU 0 * RECAP
*Only the three games in Eugene count towards the Pac-10 standings.

Baseball America's projection has six Pac-10 teams in the post season
Civil War Series Comes To PK Park
Full Beaver Schedule
Full Duck Schedule





Northwest Conference (NWC NCAA Div 3) BB Update

NCAA regionals coming soon

The NWC is a Div 3 college league with nine teams in Oregon and Washington.

Each team plays a three game series vs each of the other eight teams to make up the league schedule. The winner of the league and possibly one or two others will play in a regional tourny at the end of the season with a chance to advance to the Division 3 World Series.

www.d3baseball.com...Playoff_Central

Full Scoreboard Here

FINAL 2011 NWC BB Standings
TeamNWC RecGBOverall
Linfield20-4--31-9
Puget Sound15-9517-17
George Fox14-10626-13
Pacific14-10621-16
Pacific Lutheran13-11719-20
Whitworth13-11720-20
Willamette12-12822-17
Whitman4-20165-30
Lewis & Clark3-21175-32


NWC Softball info here

The Nine Smartest Plays In World Series History

I don't say much about the big leagues on this site, except when it has to do with local players, because there is sooo much info out there that you don't need help from me to find it. This World Series was pretty good, if the Phillies had won game six it could've been great.

Johnny Damon had an unusual steal of 2nd base AND 3rd base in game four the other night that prompted a well known blogger to come up with The Nine Smartest Plays In World Series History that I thought was worth sharing.

It covers 102 years of baseball history, a steal of home, a guy running through a stop sign to score from 1st, the only successful hidden ball trick in the history of the Series, a smudge of shoe polish, a fake intentional walk that turned into a strikeout (of my all-time favorite player, by the way), a show of base-running alacrity by The Mick, a scouting report on Dennis Eckersley, a defensive deke of a runner and Damon taking advantage of the Phils deciding to overshift on Teixeira with a runner on 1st and not having someone to cover 3rd. Enjoy!

Early praise for Linfield’s Zach Boskovich

MINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield’s Zach Boskovich (Jr., Central Point, Ore.) has been named to the 2011 preseason All-American team by d3baseball.com.

Boskovich, an outfielder, was a first-team all-Northwest Conference selection in 2010 and was a second team All-America selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Last season, he hit .407 while setting a school record for most home runs in a single season with 17. As a team, the Wildcats came within two victories of winning the national championship.

He is one of two student-athletes from the NWC to make the team, along with Willamette’s Mitchell Rowan.

Linfield is ranked No. 12 by College Baseball Newspaper's preseason poll.
Linfield ranked No. 8 by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and d3baseball.com.

The ‘Cats open the 2011 campaign in Arizona for the Arizona Classic, facing off against La Verne, Concordia (Texas), Cal Lutheran and Texas-Dallas. The team’s home opener is Feb. 26 against Oregon Tech.
www.linfield.edu/sports/release...

Cascade Collegiate Conference vs Northwest Conference

February 19 and 20 2011 @ Wilsonville HS

The Cascade vs. NWC Challenge was a three day baseball tourny pitting three Division 3 NCAA schools from the Northwest Conference, the Pacific Boxers, the George Fox Bruins and the Pacific Lutheran Lutes against three teams from the Cascade Collegiate Conference-NAIA, the Corban Warriors, the Concordia Cavaliers and the Oregon Tech Owls.

Here're the results:
Saturday 2/19:
Pacific Lutheran 11 Corban 3
Pacific 3 Oregon Tech 1
George Fox 3 Oregon Tech 1
Pacific Lutheran 5 Concordia 2
George Fox 5 Corban 2
Pacific 10 Concordia 7

NWC 6-0 after first day's games.

Sunday 2/20:
George Fox 5 Concordia 1
Pacific Lutheran 4 Oregon Tech 2
Pacific 12 Corban 9
Concordia 6 Pacific Lutheran 5

NWC finishes 11-1

'11 OIBA Champions

Central Catholic Wins 2011 OIBA Championship
July 31st '11
* Central Catholic def. Clackamas
* Central Catholic def. Lake Oswego Championship game

Please check the Downloadable Bracket

The Oregon Independent Baseball Association (OIBA) is a HS summer baseball league in the Portland area. It is varsity level without MOST of the '11 graduated seniors.

Think of it as next years varsity rosters. They have been playing since the OSAA season ended and are entering playoff time.

The OIBA Championship Tournament will be a 16 team double elimination format and will be held Wednesday, 7/24 - Sunday, 7/31. All games will be played at Lakeridge HS and Sunset HS. There will be games starting at 10am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm and 6:15pm, at both facilities on Wed, Thurs and Friday. Semi-final games will be at Lakeridge on Saturday and the championship game(s) will be at Sunset on Sunday.

https://sites.google.com/site/oregonoiba/home
Downloadable Bracket




Oregon & OSU 2011 Baseball Schedules

EUGENE, Ore. – After a thrilling run to the NCAA Regionals last spring, Oregon is already looking forward to next year with the release of its 2011 schedule. The Ducks have 60 games on the schedule, with 30 of those contests to be played at PK Park.

UO’s schedule is daunting with nine series against programs that advanced to the postseason in 2010, including three teams that claimed their respective conference titles. Similar to last year, Oregon will cross the Pacific Ocean and head to Honolulu for a four-game series with the defending Western Athletic Conference Tournament champion Hawai’i Rainbows from Feb. 18-20.

The Ducks will play their home opener on Friday, Feb. 25 when St. Mary’s comes to Eugene for a three-game series. Oregon played its first game in 28 years against the Gaels on Feb. 20, 2009, prevailing 5-3 in Moraga, Calif.
More Info Here

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State baseball team is slated for 24 games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago in a 2011 schedule that was announced Wednesday by head coach Pat Casey said.

The 24 games are a large part of the schedule, which includes 54 games starting with Gonzaga on Feb. 19.

“I’m very excited about this schedule,” Casey said. “The Pac-10 was the best conference in baseball last season, and I have no reason to think that will be any different this season. We feel that, coupled with a great non-conference slate, gives us a great schedule this season.”

The Beavers will get their longest trip away from Goss Stadium in 2011 immediately, going on the road for eight straight games to start the season. They will open a four-game set in Fresno, Calif., against Gonzaga on Feb. 19. They’ll play both Fresno State and Gonzaga twice over three days to open the season.
More Info Here

2011 SR Babe Ruth World Series

The Portland Baseball Club lost to the Mobile Alabama Rawdogs in the Championship game Saturday in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series.

Near the geographical center of the state of Washington, on a high school baseball field in August, history will be made.

On August 6, 2011, the opening pitch will be thrown on the 2011 Senior Babe Ruth World Series, and it will happen in the smallest community ever to host the showcase event for senior-level baseball in this country. Ephrata (pronounced EE-fray-tuh), with its population of just over 7,500, will play host to the tournament for the first time in history.


Here's PBC's results so far:
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Pacific Northwest 4 Ohio Valley 3 BOX
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Pacific Northwest 7 New England 0 BOX
Monday, August 8th, 2011
Pacific Northwest 18 Southwest 1 BOX
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Pacific Northwest 9 NW State Champs 2 BOX
Friday, August 12th, 2011
Pacific Northwest 6 Ottumwa, Iowa 2 BOX
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Mobile Alabama Rawdogs 18 Portland Baseball Club 0 BOX
(Winner is World Series champion)

www.portlandbaseballclub.com
www.ephrataworldseries.com

Bobby Doerr Baseball Classic

WELCOME TO THE Bobby Doerr Baseball Classic!
JUNE 16~17, 2012

There is an exciting opportunity to play in the Bobby Doerr Baseball Classic
located in the Hall of Famer’s hometown of Junction City, Oregon.

The Bobby Doerr Baseball Classic is a multi-division youth baseball tournament: 10U, 12U and 14U.

Ted Williams called Bobby Doerr the silent captain of the Red Sox. The greatest second baseman in Red Sox history, Bobby Doerr was a nine-time All-Star, and he hit a large majority of his 223 career home runs into the Green Monster at Fenway Park. hit .288 lifetime and .409 in the '46 World Series, driving in 100 runs six times, with a high of 120 in 1950. Doerr once held the American League record by handling 414 chances without an error and frequently led American League second basemen in double plays, putouts and assists. In the 1946 World Series he batted .406 in the heartbreaking seven-game loss. One of the game's finest gentlemen, Doerr was an excellent defensive player with great range.
www.bobbydoerrclassic.com

National Softball Coaches Clinic

Where: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way Portland, OR
When: January 15-16, 2010

About the clinic. . . We are excited to offer you the opportunity to attend the National Softball Coaches Clinic. As many of you know, we conduct National Softball Coaches Clinics across the nation in January and February. In addition, we conduct Advanced National Softball Coaches Clinics in Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. Those clinics are for the coach with a strong knowledge of the game who wants to take their game to the next level. All of our clinics offer the finest instruction available to coaches at all levels andour commitment to our clinics hasn't changed since we began conducting them more than 20 years ago...
www.nationalsportsclinics.com

Clackamas CC Softball Hitting Clinic 2/19-20

Hitting Clinic
Session I: Feb 19th, 9 am - 12 pm
Session II: Feb 19th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Session III: Feb 20th, 9 am - 12 pm (Ages 11-18)
Cost $35 per session

(This camp fills early, no refunds will be made after Monday, Jan. 18) Instruction in the fundamentals of bunting, slapping and hitting for girls 11-18. Sign up for a desired time. We will call or email you if your preferred sessions is full. Each participant will be videotaped and review tape with a coach or player. Conducted by the Clackamas Community College Women’s Softball coaching staff and local Softball coaching staff and local high school and ASA coaches.

Pitching Clinic
Sat., Feb. 19 & Sun., Feb. 20
10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $35

CCC pitching coach, Emily Smith, will give instruction on the fundamentals of pitching. This clinic will help girls ages 8-13 to learn and develop the pitching motion through instruction and hands-on teaching. The CCC softball pitchers will assist each pitcher with individual feedback. To ensure a small pitcher-to-coach ratio, this clinic is limited to number of pitchers, so enroll early.)

Pitching and/or Catching Clinic
Thursday evenings Feb. 10 & 17
6:30–8 p.m.

View more details & registration form

For more information:
Call 503-594-3602 or email: jessicab@clackamas.edu

2008 first Year Player Draft

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.
On Day 1, the Rays selected Georgia prep shortstop Tim Beckham with the first overall pick, then picked his brother on Day 2. The pair were among many familiar names to be taken in a First-Year Player Draft notable for its dominance by college players.
Draft Coverage
Here's a list of Oregonians drafted this year from the MLB Draftracker
Here is a complete list of Oregon and Southwest Washington affiliated draftees from Oregonlive.com

2011 John Nero Wood Bat Tournament

Nero Tourney returns with new format
From The Hillsboro Argus
The pool play format has changed, and there will only be 14 teams this year, but still, the John Nero Baseball Tournament returns to Hillsboro for its 13th showing.

The wood-bat-only affair kicked off Tuesday with three total days of pool play, followed by three days of double-elimination bracket play.

Sunday’s championship is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Hare Field’s Rutschman Stadium, with a second game at 6 p.m. if necessary. The final for the consolation bracket is set for noon Sunday at Liberty High School, with a second game at 3 p.m. if necessary.

The tournament will also be held at Century High School, as the Jaguars, Falcons and Spartans are all hosting the Nero for the second straight year

The four local teams entered are Century, Glencoe, Hillsboro and Liberty, with the remaining sides being Portland Baseball Club, Northwest Star, the Cubs, the Barbers, Showtime, Puget Sound, Lakeside Baseball Club, the Vancouver Cannons, North Delta Juniors and McMinnville.

The 14 teams will compete in three pool play games each, with the tournament then being seeded 1-14. The top-eight clubs will go into the double-elimination championship bracket, with the bottom six placed in the double-elimination consolation bracket.

Those two brackets will be released Thursday evening during the All-Star Game, Home Run Derby and barbecue at Century High School.

John Nero was the announcer at Nick Sckavone Field in Westmoreland Park for 28 years, and he was very active in amateur baseball. He coached Legion teams at Cleveland and Grant high schools in Portland, and he also served as Area and State Legion Commissioner. In 1973, Nero received the Rollie Truitt Baseball Award for his contributions to amateur baseball.

For a complete pool play schedule from the tournament, see Tuesday’s Argus.




Portland Baseball Club Camps and Classes

Spring Training in the Summer! Starts June 20th and ends July 20th.

Portland Baseball Club offers skill specific camps throughout the year for baseball players of all ages. Our camps specialize in building a solid foundation that will help players of all ability levels. We try to keep all camps at a 5:1 player to instructor ration to ensure all players are given some individualized instruction.

Our instructors have experience working with a variety of age levels and make sure that the instruction is tailored to each age level and ability level. Our camps are open to players of all ages and abilities. Camps are conducted by Portland Baseball Club staff members. Guest instructors are routinely invited from the high school, college and professional ranks.

More information and Registration Form
www.portlandbaseballclub.com/Training/Camps...
All camps are conducted at the Portland Baseball Club New Indoor Training Facility located at:
9898 SW Tigard Street, Tigard, OR
www.portlandbaseballclub.com

2010 Baseball Northwest Championship

Games Start Today, Friday, 8/13

The 12th annual 2010 Northwest Championship Tournament will be held August 11th -15th at various locations around Portland, Oregon. Ten teams in each class (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) will compete in the tournament. The nearly 800 players will be the largest collection of the region's top players ever to be assembled in one place in the northwest.

TOURNAMENT FIELD ADDRESSES AND DIRECTIONS:

Class of 2011
Linfield College McMinnville
Patton Middle School McMinnville

Class of 2012
Wilsonville High School

Class of 2013
Mt. Hood Community College Gresham
Gresham High School Gresham

Class of 2014
Lakeridge High School Lake Oswego
Tualatin High School Tualatin

The 2010 Championships, the most unique amateur tournament in the Northwest, will draw the largest collection of the Northwest’s top talent in 4 different classes. The tournament has a long history and has grown to attracting the top players for development and evaluation like no other event. Keep up with Prospect Evaluation Camp rosters, Northwest Championship Scheduling, Hotel information, and all Tournament information when available at:
www.baseballnorthwest.com.

2010 Japan Series

Chunichi Dragons vs Chiba Lotte Marines

Marines win series 4-2!

NAGOYA — The Chiba Lotte Marines have got wa. Now they have another Japan Series title to go along with it.

Yoshifumi Okada hit a tiebreaking triple in the top of the 12th and pitcher Yoshihiro Ito closed out the game in the bottom half to give Lotte a series-clinching 8-7 victory over the Chunichi Dragons in Game 7 on Sunday at Nagoya Dome.

The Central League champion Chunichi Dragons will face the Pacific League champion Chiba Lotte Marines in the best-of-seven Japan Series starting Saturday 10/30.

2010 JAPAN SERIES SCHEDULE (Best-of-seven) all times local, add 16 hours from pdt

Saturday, Oct. 30 Marines 5 Dragons 2
Sunday, Oct. 31 Dragons 12 Marines 1
Tuesday, Nov. 2 Marines 7 Dragons 1
Wednesday, Nov. 3 Dragons 4 Marines 3
Thursday, Nov. 4 Marines 10 Dragons 4
Saturday, Nov. 6 Marines 8 Dragons 7 Marines are champs!

The Nippon Series, pitting the Central League champs vs the Pacific League champs is the championship series of professional baseball in Japan. Japan has a long and colorful history of professional ball. Most experts would rate the level of play in the Japan Major leagues as somewhere in the AA-AAA level.

The Central and Pacific League champs are determined by a "Climax Series" in each league.

The first place finisher from the regular season is the league champion. It is possible, through The Climax Series, that the league champion might not make it to The Japan Series.

The first, second and third place finishers from the regular season are in The Climax Series, the playoffs.

In Stage 1 the second-place team faces the third-place team in a best-of-three series. The winner advances to Stage 2.

A one-win advantage is automatically awarded to the league champion, so in Stage 2 the 1st Place team (league champion) starts this stage with a one game lead.

The first team to win four games in the six-game Stage 2 wins the league spot in the Japan Series.
Complete post season schedule
Official Nippon series page
The Japan Series each year tournament result (1950-2008)
Great Japanese Baseball Primer
www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/baseball

Welcome to LIBERTY BASEBALL!

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT 2011 SEASON! REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2011 SEASON ACCEPTED BY MAIL UNTIL FEBRUARY 26/27 OR IN PERSON AT EVALUATIONS ON FEBRUARY 26/27 FOR THE COMPETITIVE TEAMS AND UNTIL MARCH 15 FOR THE T-BALL/COACH PITCH AND JUNIOR MIDGET TEAMS

www.libertybaseball.net

Little League Softball World Series 2011

The Little League Softball World Series is played every August right here in Portland Or.

It's a lot of fun to go out to Alpenrose Dairy and watch some games. It's a great place with three beautiful fields and it's FREE!

Sterling LL - Sterling, Illinois
is the Little League Softball World Champion!
Wednesday 8/17/11:

CHAMPIONSHIP
GAME 27 4:00 PM Main Central 7 vs Southwest 5

Meet The 2011 Teams
REGION Representing League/City/Country
ASIA PACIFIC Muntinlupa LL, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
CANADA Windsor South Little League, Windsor, Ontario
CENTRAL Sterling Little League, Sterling, Illinois
DISTRICT 4 Willow Creek Little League, Portland, Oregon
EAST New City Little League, New City, New York
EMEA Lombardia Little League, Milano, Italy
LATIN AMERICA ASOFEM Little League, Maunabo, Puerto Rico
SOUTHEAST Wilkes County LL, Wilkes County, North Carolina
SOUTHWEST Midway Little League, Waco, Texas
WEST Westchester-Del Rey LL, Westchester, California
UMPIRES From all over the World
www.softballworldseries.com

2011 Clackamas Diamond Classic

The Clackamas Review, Jul 6, 2011
CLACKAMAS – Clackamas High School’s baseball fields will be busy Thursday through Sunday, as the Cavaliers host the 12th annual Diamond Classic Baseball Tournament.

Teams signed up to take part include: Salt Lake City, Utah; Port Angeles and Yakima from Washington; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Oregon teams Redmond, Crater, Albany, West Linn, Centennial, Westview and Barlow.

Pool play games in the wood bat tournament run from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, with games on both fields.

Bracket play begins Friday at 3 p.m. and runs through 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The third-place final is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by the championship game Sunday at 5:45 p.m.

Clackamas has pool play games with Crater Thursday at 3 p.m. and with Salt Lake City Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Admission for spectators is $5 for a day pass or $15 for the tournament.
www.clackamasreview.com/sports/story...
www.clackamasbaseball.com


'11 JBO State Champions

Junior Baseball Organization annually hosts championship tournaments for each age/skill Division within J.B.O. The teams entering these tournaments advance from each of the J.B.O. Districts based upon their success at District Tournaments, or their standings resulting from regular league play.

Your 2011 JBO State Champs!:

Midget National: Champs~ West Salem
Midget American: Champs~ Banks
Midget Federal: Champs~ Tualatin

Junior National: Champs~ McKay
Junior American: Champs~ Central
Junior Federal: Champs~ West Linn

Senior National: Champs~ Stayton
Senior American: Champs~ West Linn
Senior Federal: Champs~ West Linn

www.juniorbaseballorg.com/championship_tourneys...


Mound Time Wins Babe Ruth 14yr WS!

Congratulations to World Series Champion, Tualatin Hills, Oregon!

Mound Time Baseball AKA Tualitin Hills Oregon went 3-0 in the single elimination bracket to win the 14 year old Babe Ruth World Series.

All boxscores available here:
www.baberuthonline.com/home/worldseries/world_br14
Local World Series Website
Mound Time Facebook page

The 2009 NW Baseball Convention

The NWBC will be held January 9-11 at the Embassy Suites PDX. We have a great lineup of speakers on tap.

Enjoy 3 days of great baseball instruction designed for all age levels from Little League to College. Some of the NW and nation's top clinicians, including Pat Casey, Pat Bailey, and Nate Yeskie from Oregon State University, Scott Brosius from Linfield College, Chris Sperry from University of Portland, Donny Harrel from Seattle University, Dan Warthen from the NY Mets, Mark Yoshino from Bellevue CC, Jack Dunn - ABCA Hall of Fame, will be teaching you how to improve your coaching abilities. 2008 was another special year for baseball in the NW. Come celebrate with other NW coaches.
More Info Here

District 2 Little League Umpire Mechanics Clinic

Click Here To Download

Hosted by Reynolds L.L. Reynolds Middle School
1200 NE 201st Ave. Fairview, OR 97024

Saturday March 31st 2012 8:30am to 3pm
Officiating can be fun and rewarding, especially when you have the confidence to “Make the Call”

FREE!

“Learn proven techniques used by professional umpires.”
“Learn proper plate and base mechanics to help you make the right call”
More Info Here: Smittyfam@frontier.com Or call 503-317-6736


LL NW Region Umpire Mechanics

I attended this camp in '04 and I recommend it highly, especially if you're going to work small diamond, 60', closed bases games. The plate mechanics are very good no matter what level of baseball or softball you're doing. It's only $105.00 and it is well worth it. You can start out not knowing a thing and finish up the weekend with good plate and base mechanics. Having good mechanics is half the battle out there.

An accredited Western Region outreach clinic
Hosted By Little League District 7 Oregon March 23-25 2012
Oregon State University - Corvallis Oregon

Ever get called from the stands to officiate?

All novice and veterans will get something from this training. West region umpire school instructors will work with you using proven drills used by the professionals on where to stand and how to make a call. Use this to get the cob-webs out and prepare for the season or start a new hobby. Officiating is fun and rewarding, especially when you have the confidence to make the call!
More Info Here

West Linn's Cole Gillespie makes MLB debut

Cole Gillespie of West Linn and OSU made his big league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 21st.

In need of outfield and bench depth with two players on the 15-day disabled list, the Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Cole Gillespie from AAA Reno for his first big league stint. Gillespie had a pinch-hit double to lead off the eighth inning in his first at bat.
Read More Here





Mahalic: Pro ball is work before glory

Big season ahead for prospect who had 2009 arm injury

By Joey Mahalic~ The Portland Tribune, Apr 1, 2010

Joey Mahalic, who pitched Wilson High in Portland to the 2006 state championship, performed well for the Class A Lake County Captains in 2008 and hopes to move up in the Cleveland Indians organization.

It seems like a lifetime ago when I was standing on the mound for Wilson. What a great experience it was for me, pitching for the Trojans. I’ll always cherish where I’ve been, but I also look forward to where I am going.

After I was drafted by Cleveland, I was faced with a life-altering decision – sign with the Indians or play for Oregon State, with whom I signed a letter of intent. After plenty of contemplation, I had to take the opportunity to live out my dream. The option of going back to play college football if it didn’t pan out was a big factor, too.
Full Story Here
Pro Stats here

Viva Mexico! Yanquis win 2011 Caribbean Series!

MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico -- Three teams had a stake in the final game of round-robin play at the 2011 Caribbean Series at Isidoro Garcia Stadium on Monday.

But as is the case every year, there could be only one winner. Viva Mexico!

The Yaquis from Obregon are this year's Caribbean Series champions. The Mexican club finished with a 4-2 record to mark the first Caribbean Series title in franchise history and the first championship for the country since taking the crown in 2005 in Mazatlan, Mexico.

"To be able to win the Caribbean Series is not only important for me, but it's for the entire country of Mexico," said outfielder Justin Christian, who recently signed with the Giants. "To be able to compete and play against the Latino countries is amazing."
Read More Here

The Caribbean Series is an homage to baseball, America's favorite pastime, by men from North, South and Central America. It's a global event, equal parts Americana and Latino. Contests in the Caribbean Series can be as intense as those between the Yankees and the Red Sox, and fans are just as patriotic as those who root for Team USA during the Olympics.

The Caribbean Series was held from February 2nd-7th in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, pitting the four league champs in a round-robin championship series.


Caribbean Series Info Here
Individual Player Offseason League Statistics by MLB Organization

Portland Beavers are dead

The Portland Beavers are the AAA team for the San Diego Padres. For years they have played their home games at PGE Park in Portland. They will have PGE Park to call home for the 2010 season but after that the future is very uncertain. PGE Park is being remodeled as a soccer/football only stadium and the Beavs will have to find a new home. 2010 Schedule

When Henry Harris, president of the San Francisco club of the outlaw California League, visited Portland in December 1902, it was the beginning of a chain of events that continue to this day. Harris convinced the Portland club to quit the Pacific Northwest League and jump to his fledgling Pacific Coast League. The two leagues went head-to-head in five West Coast cities, but the PCL won out and became a recognized league in 1904.

If you can't get out to a game you can listen to Rich Burk doing play-by-play of every game on KKAD AM-1550 (all Saturday games are on 860 KPAM). I have listened to a lot of Beavers games and Rich is an excellent announcer.

2011 MLB Draft

The 2011 MLB draft was this week. Many local players were selected and will get their chance to play pro ball. Some will sign with the teams that picked them by the August deadline and will be playing later this summer. Some will not sign and will choose to attend college instead.
mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2011
MLB Draft Tracker

The first local player chosen was U of Oregon's Tyler Anderson, #20 by Colorado and the first HS player was Jace Fry from Southridge HS, #286 by Oakland.

Here's some links to the Oregonlive coverage:

MLB draft: 10 combined recruits from Oregon State and Oregon selected
MLB Draft recap: Taking a look at local high school players selected
Oregonian complete 2010 List

2011 Fallball

Please See 'Fall Baseball/Softball' Page on the Menu to the Left
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Concordia Baseball Camps

Cavalier Hitting School
Sunday Mar. 28 2010 Ages 8-18 1:00pm-4:00pm

Camp staff will include Concordia assistant coaches along with current and former players. Camp fees vary depending on session.

“Every camper will be gain information that they can use to make themselves better players. These skills will be taught in a positive, fun environment,” Head baseball coach Rob Vance said.

athletics.cu-portland.edu/camps
Download Brochure Here
www.gocugo.com...baseball



Darwin Barney makes debut with Chicago Cubs

Aaron Fentress, The Oregonian

Former Oregon State shortstop Darwin Barney made his major league debut Thursday afternoon with the Chicago Cubs during an 8-7 loss at San Francisco.

Barney gets first big league hit Monday

Barney, out of Southridge High School, did not make a plate appearance but he did enter the game at second base in the ninth inning with the score 7-7.

Barney covered first base on a sacrifice bunt to get the force out. But that would be his only action on the day as a few batters later, San Francisco outfielder Andres Torres hit a bases loaded, pinch-hit single to score Aaron Rowand from third for the winning run.

Here's some quotes from the Chicago tribune:
"Me and the guys that I came up with, our goal has always been to win a championship," Barney said. "That's how they bred us in the Cubs organization. They wanted to breed winners, and we're all trying to come up with the same goal."

Barney becomes the ninth Cub to make his big league debut this season. Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg called Barney's wife's cell phone Wednesday night to give him the good news after the Cubs traded Mike Fontenot to the Giants.

"She was like, 'Ryne who?' " Barney said.
blog.oregonlive.com/mlb/2010/08/darwin_barney...
www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs...

Oregon Ducks Baseball Summer Camps

The Ducks will host four camps this summer, including satellite camps in Medford and Portland.

Youth Camp:
Oregon’s first camp runs from Tuesday-Friday, July 12-15 at PK Park for players who will be enrolled in grades 2-8 for the 2011-12 school year.

Medford Satellite Camp:
The Ducks will then host one of two satellite camps in Medford, Tuesday-Wednesday, July 19-20 at US Cellular Community Park.

Portland Satellite Camp:
Oregon will then hold its second satellite camp in Portland on Friday-Saturday, July 22-23 at Wilsonville High School.

Prospect Camp:
Oregon’s final camp will be its high school prospect camp held from Wednesday-Saturday, July 27-30 at PK Park in Eugene, Ore.

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Boxers Baseball Camps at Pacific University

Boxers Baseball Camps on the campus of Pacific University in beautiful Forest Grove, Oregon are dedicated to providing a baseball camp that is both instructional and information along with creating a great atmosphere to learn!

The coaching staff here at Pacific prides itself on teaching the game of baseball to players of all ages and ability levels. All camps are taught by our coaching staff and players. The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used with our college players. We are determined to provide the best possible learning experience for our campers.
Official Athletic site of Pacific University.

December 2011
12/17 – 12/18 ~ Saturday to Sunday
Pacific Baseball Holiday Prospect Clinic Sessions
Location: Stoller Athletic Center-Forest Grove, OR | Ages 14-18

12/19 – 12/20 ~ Monday to Tuesday
Pacific University Boxer Baseball Kids Holiday Instructional Camp
Location: Stoller Athletic Center-Forest Grove, OR | Ages 6-14

January 2012
1/07 – 1/08 ~ Saturday to Sunday
Pacific Baseball Winter Prospect Clinic Sessions
Location: Stoller Athletic Center-Forest Grove, OR | Ages 14-18


Our camps range in ages and we should have a program to fit your needs. If you do not see a date that works for you at this time check back to the site as we add new sessions often.
MORE INFO HERE


Friends of Baseball Coaches' Clinics

FOB has dedicated itself from year one to enhancing the quality of coaching in our region, so we decided that it's time to double up in 2012. We ask that you mark your calendars for our January 15th Portland Clinic with N.W. Star Academy and March 17th clinic with Corvallis Boys and Girls Club in Corvallis!

Portland and Corvallis 2012 Registration Coaches Clinics OPENS!

We're thrilled to bring back Coach Dave Gasser with a brand new program for not just one but for both of these events! Coach nearly filled our auditorium for the 2011 clinic, so we're making arrangements to expand seating in 2012!

FOB Facebook Page
www.friendsofbaseball.org
Dwight Jaynes story in the Tribune





Bruin Baseball Hitting Skills Camp

Tuesday, December 20th to Thursday, December 22nd

Age: 3rd – 12th Grade
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (10 1/2 hours of instruction)
Cost: $135.00 per participant – a great buy for under $13 an hour.
Location: George Fox University Wheeler Sports Center
Bring: Baseball Bat, Batting Gloves, Helmet
Clothing: Baseball Pants, Sweat Pants, or Shorts; T-shirt; Hat; Tennis Shoes (NO jeans)
Director: Marty Hunter: Head Baseball Coach
Coaches: George Fox University Assistants – Pat Bailey Oregon State – Rob Vance Concordia - Area College and High School Head Coaches
More Info Here


Boxers Host Winter Camp For High School Softball Players

Click here for registration form (pdf)

FOREST GROVE – Pacific University's softball team will host an indoor skills camp for high school-age players on Sunday, January 29 at the Stoller Athletic Center Field House and Main Gym.

The all-day camp will feature individual and group sessions on hitting, catching, infield and outfield play coordinated by the Pacific University coaching staff and players, along with professional hitting instructor Sparky Parker and professional catching instructor and former Portland State catcher Hilda Stone.

Pre-registration is available via email or telephone. The cost of the camp is $75.00 and includes a clinic t-shirt. Campers should bring their own equipment and wear court shoes or similar non-spiked footwear. Warm clothing is recommended.

The camp will begin at 9:00 a.m., but campers should arrive 30 minutes early to complete registration and warm up. There will be a break for lunch at noon. Campers should bring their own lunch or may visit one of the nearby restaurants.

Pre-registration is highly advised due to the limited number of spots available. For more information, contact Pacific head coach Tim Hill at (503) 352-2167 or hill3383@pacificu.edu
www.goboxers.com/news/...





Oregon Softball Winter Elite Camp

January 27-29, 2012

This camp is recommended for D-1 caliber athletes looking to impress college coaches and to compete against athletes of a similar level. All Elite camps are limited to 44 premier high school athletes. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Friday, January 27 6-8pm
Saturday, January 28 9am-4pm, lunch (on your own) 12-1
Sunday, January 29 9-11am

Elite Camp Registration is $207 and is limited to the first 44 participants to register

Please note that all Camp Registration Fees do not include food, housing, or transportation. Please make these arrangements on your own.
Oregon Softball 2011-2012 Winter Camps
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Wolves to host four Winter Softball Clinics

MONMOUTH, Ore. - The Western Oregon University softball team will be hosting a quartet of clinics in January to assist local youth in preparation for the upcoming season.

The Winter Softball Clinics will feature a session for catcher's only, another for pitching and two for position play and hitting. The camps will include instruction from the WOU coaching staff and members of the 2012 Wolves' softball team.

The catcher's only camp will teach players on everything they want to know about the position from blocking, to framing, throwing and much more. The camp will be on Sunday, Jan. 22nd from 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., and is $85 per camper.

The position play and hitting camps will be held on both Sunday, January 15th and Sunday, Jan. 29th. The first session will be for all outfielders and any infielder of high school age. It will begin at 1:00 p.m., and end at 5:00 p.m. The second camp will be for ages 7-14. It will run from 1:00 p.m., and end at 4:30 p.m. The cost will be $50 per camper.

Camps and Clinics:
Pitcher's Clinic
Jan. 14 • $35
Session I (ages 7-11): 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Session II (ages 12-14): 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session III (ages 16-18): 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Session IV (ages 14-18): 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Position Play & Hitting
Jan. 15 • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $50
Jan. 22 • 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $85
Jan. 29 • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $50
Catcher's Only Clinic

www.wouwolves.com/news/2011/11/7/SB..


WOU Wolves Baseball Catching Camp

MONMOUTH, Ore. - The Western Oregon University baseball program will host six camps between November and January to assist local youth and high school baseball players in their preparation for the upcoming season.

Each camp will focus on the development of specific baseball skills and techniques. The camps will be held at the Physical Education Building and on the WOU baseball field, which now features field turf. The camps are open to anyone 8-18 years of age.

Nov. 6: Infield Skills camp #1: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov. 12-13: Hitting Skills and Drills camp #1: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov. 27: Infield Skills camp #2: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, $80
Dec. 10-11: Hitting Skills and Drills camp #2: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jan. 8: Pitching camp: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jan. 21: Catching camp: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
More Info Here



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