By virtue of its doubleheader sweep of Eagle Point on Friday, Crater Baseball earned a share of the Midwestern League conference title. The team finished the season 22-4 overall and 18-3 in league. For complete details, see the story on the Mail Tribune by clicking here.
Crater will play Henley in a tune-up game on Wednesday, May 17th, before beginning the first round of the playoffs on the 24th. By virtue of the #2 ranking in the RPI, Crater is assured home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The 2017 season of Crater Baseball begins with the annual Crater Spring Jamboree at Anhorn Field on Monday, March 13th. All three Crater teams play their first game against North Medford on Wednesday, March 15th. For complete downloadable schedules, click here.
Crater Baseball’s Middle School Baseball program will hold tryouts on Sunday, February 26th, at 1:00 p.m. at Anhorn Field. We expect to field three teams this year, one seventh grade team and two eighth grade teams. The cost to participate is $300, and we plan on scheduling between 30 and 40 games. For tryouts, prospective players should wear athletic pants (baseball, shorts, or sweats) and bring a glove. If the players has a favorite bat and cleats, that’s a bonus, but families should not purchase such items until the player is formally placed on a team. For more information email Jay.Campbell@district6.org. Also, Crater Baseball’s senior class is planning a baseball clinic for players between the ages of 10 and 14. It’s tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, at Anhorn. More info to follow.
Tryouts for the Crater High School baseball program begin on Monday, February 27th at Anhorn Field immediately after school (approximately 4:00). Students wishing to play need to have completed all paperwork and have completed a sports physical. Contact the Athletic Department for details. Crater has three teams: a Varsity, a Junior Varsity, and a Freshmen team.
Congratulations to the North Medford Mavericks, the 2016 American Legion ‘A’ State Champions. They’ll represent Oregon at the Regional Tournament in Wyoming next week. Additional congratulations to runner-up North Jackson Royals and the remaining six teams for a tournament well-played.
Sunday, July 31
Championship: North Jackson 1 North Medford 5
Saturday, July 30
North Jackson 6 Roseburg 2
La Grande 3 North Medford 4
Friday, July 29
North Marion 1 North Jackson 11
Central Point 0 La Grande 6
Roseburg Pepsi 1 North Medford 5
Thursday, July 28
Roseburg Umpqua Lions 3 La Grande 5
North Marion 15 Santiam Senators 5
North Medford Mavericks 4 North Jackson Royals 2
Roseburg Pepsi 3 Central Point Comets 2
Wednesday, July 27
Roseburg Pepsi 5 North Marion 2
North Jackson Royals 7 Roseburg Umpqua Lions 1
North Medford Mavericks 9 La Grande 8
Santiam Senators 0 Central Point Comets 10
The Central Point American Legion ‘A’ team capped a successful summer with a league championship. The Comets finished the summer 32-6 overall and 16-4 in Area 4 league play. They’ll be hosting the single A state tourney beginning on Wednesday, July 27th and concluding on Sunday, July 31st, at Anhorn Field.
Crater Baseball is currently forming its summer teams. The American Legion A and D2 teams are by staff invitation and typically based on player performance during the spring school season. Click in the “Summer Baseball” tab for more info.
Crater’s American Legion team begins play on Saturday, June 11th with a 2:00 double-header at Anhorn. To see the whole schedule, click on the “Schedules” tab above. For additional info, contact Coach Campbell at 541 944 8749.
The D2 team begins play with a 2:00 double-header at Mt. Shasta on Sunday, June 12th. The D2 team will hold a practice at 6:00 this Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 on the Anhorn JV field. A parent meeting will be held immediately afterwards at 7:30. For more info, contact Coach Lewis at 541 778 4927.
Crater’s season concluded with a 5 to 7 quarter-final loss to Churchill. It should be noted that despite being down 5 to 0 late in the game, the team battled back to tie it before succumbing in the 7th. To read the Mail Tribune account, click here.
The year-end baseball awards & dessert banquet is tentatively scheduled for after school on Monday, June 6th. Players should bring uniforms to turn-in at that time.
American Legion and D2 rosters are currently being formed. Players will be notified by June 6th. If you haven’t yet expressed interest in playing, please notify a coach.
Crater won its first round playoff game against Hillsboro and hosts a second round game today, Friday, May 27th, at 4:30 at Anhorn Field. Because this is an OSAA event, tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for students. To read about the first round win, visit the Mail Tribune’s page here.