Players, parents, and supporters can purchase the 2016 Crater Baseball Nike gear by visiting bsnsports.com/mts and entering the code comets5JW. I wide variety of gear, all with the Crater Baseball ‘C’ is available. The deadline to purchase is March 9th. Payments are made directly on the website. (For a PDF version of the order form, click here.) Note that this gear is not the required team gear players are expected to purchase from the school (which includes the official 2016 tee, team hats, and possibly a hitting jacket). Payments for required team gear are made directly to the Crater HS bookkeeper. Contact Coach Campbell for additional info at jay.campbell@ district6.org.
After climbing back in the championship hunt following a slow start, the 2015 Varsity season concluded with a first round playoff loss to Summit. The boys beat Central High School 1-0 in a play-in game before losing 1-4 at Summit of Bend. The end-of-season dessert banquet will be on Monday, June 8th at 5:30 at Anhorn. All players and their families are invited to attend. The raffle drawing for the butchered pig will be held at that time as well.
We already have our first change to the D2 schedule. Our game on Monday, June 1st at North Valley has been cancelled. We’ll replace it with four games with Grants Pass: a doubleheader at Grants Pass on Wednesday, June 10th, at 3pm, and a doubleheader at Anhorn on Tuesday, June 16th, at 3 pm. D2 players will practice on Monday, June 1st and Thursday June 5th at 4:15 at Anhorn.
The raffle for the half-hog has been extended to Monday, June 8th. Players have until June 7th to sell tickets. Tickets cost $5 each, and given the weak sales, the odds of winning look pretty good!
Legion will start soon. The first game is June 12th. Players will be contacted individually this week.
The boys traveled to Fresno on March 29th to play in the 46th annual Fresno Easter Classic. The best teams in California, including some of the highest ranked teams in the nation, routinely play in this tourney. Last year Crater outperformed more than thirty other squads and appeared in the championship game against eventual-champion and perennial powerhouse, Clovis High. This year an inexperienced Crater team hopes to overcome the odds and compete for the championship once again. Here’s the schedule and the outcomes:
Monday, March 30th, 4:00 vs Reedley — Crater lost 2 to 4
Monday, March 30th, 7:00 vs Fresno — Crater lost 0 to 6
Tuesday, March 31st, 1:00 vs Franklin — Crater lost 5 to 7
Wednesday, April 1st, 1:00 vs Red Bluff — Crater lost 0 to 1
Tryouts for Crater’s Varsity, JV, and freshmen teams begin at 4:00 on Monday, March 2, at Anhorn Field. Prospective players need to have completed all participation requirements, and be meeting all academic requirements. Players should come prepared for a full day of practice each day of the week. Prospects who do not make a team will be privately notified after practices as the week progresses. Those who do make a team will be expected to attend practice each afternoon and all Saturdays (Varsity and JV) throughout the season. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The teams are loaded, the weather is looking decent, and the admission is free, so come on out to Anhorn Field for the 8th Annual Spring Break Tourney!
Monday, March 24th
10:00am Crater 2 vs. South Salem 5
1:00pm West Salem 5 vs. Grants Pass 1
4:00pm Southridge 13 vs. Benson 12
7:00pm Westview 6 vs. North Salem 1
Tuesday, March 25th
10:00am Grants Pass 6 vs. Southridge 4
1:00pm South Salem 8 vs. Westview 7
4:00pm North Salem 6 vs. Benson 1
7:00pm Crater 2 vs. West Salem 1
Wednesday, March 26th
10:00am Benson 5 vs. West Salem 20
1:00pm Southridge vs. North Salem
4:00pm South Salem 11 vs. Grants Pass 1
7:00pm Crater 4 vs. Westview 4
Thursday, March 27th
10:00am Benson 15 vs. South Salem 19
1:00pm Grants Pass 3 vs. Westview 13
4:00pm West Salem 8 vs. Southridge 4
7:00pm Crater 2 vs. North Salem 1
Anhorn Field plays host to Crater’s 7th Annual Spring Break Tourney beginning Monday, March 25th. There is no admission charged and the snack bar will be open for most games. For lodging and restaurant information, click on the “Directions” tab above.
11:00am South Eugene 0 — North Salem 1
2:00pm Marist 6 — Newberg 8
5:00pm Crater 5 — North Eugene 3
11:00am Newberg 11 — South Eugene 7
2:00pm North Salem 7 — North Eugene 1
5:00pm Grants Pass 11 –. Marist 1
10:00am North Salem 9 — Marist 0
1:00pm Grant Pass 13 — North Eugene 3
4:00pm Crater 8 — Newberg 2
7:00pm Crater 8 — South Eugene 5
10:00am North Eugene — Newberg
1:00pm South Eugene 0 — Grants Pass 10
4:00pm North Salem 12 — Grants Pass 2
7:00pm Crater 12 — Marist 2
Information for Coaches/Tournament Protocol:
• Teams listed first are home-teams
• Home-teams can hit 1 ½ hours before game time
• Visiting teams can hit 1 hour before game time
• Infield/Outfield time can be reduced based on previous game time
• Home-team will supply game balls
• No new inning will start after 2 hours and 15 minutes
• 10 run mercy rule in effect after 5 innings
• Crater will always occupy the 3rd base dugout
Current rosters for Varsity and JV and schedules for Frosh, JV, Varsity, and Legion are now available by clicking on the appropriate tabs. Schedules will likely change, so check back for updates. 7th and 8th grade schedules will appear soon. You can also now access this site by typing in CraterBaseball.com.
Crater’s summer teams have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success this year. The American Legion ‘A’ team finished as league champions, completing the regular season with a 43-6 record. Their season included a 25 game win streak and 40 wins out of their last 42 games. They’re on to the State Tourney in Coos Bay, which begins August 1st. The Division 2 team, meanwhile, finished the season 22-13 and won the League Championship Tourney with a 12-11 win over Roseburg.
The post-season Crater Baseball Ice Cream Social and Awards ceremony will be Monday at 5:00 at Anhorn. Family members are invited to attend. A variety of individual awards, such as MVP and Most Inspirational, will be announced. JV and Freshmen players will also be acknowledged. American Legion and D2 practice follows immediately thereafter.