Three of a kind
Sandy outscored Reynolds, 43-0, in three wins last week. That wasn’t the best part for the Pioneers, however. Sandy not only yielded zero runs for the week, it also gave up ZERO hits!
In Tuesday’s 21-0 win, juniors Billy Lucas (4 IP; 9 Ks) and Vaden Priest (1IP; 3 Ks) combined on a five-inning no no.
In Thursday’s six-inning 12-0 win, junior Matt Kosderka went the distance, fanning 12 while giving up just one base on balls.
On Friday, a 10-0 five-inning win, sophomore Max Green went five hitless, walking three while striking out 11.
This may be the first time in Oregon HS history that a team has won three straight games versus a common opponent all by no-hitter.
Once again, there were several other notable pitching performances last week.
Yesterday, Sherwood sophomore Connor Parry threw the first reported seven-inning perfect game of 2023. The righty shut out Canby, 3-0, and fanned 13 in the win.
Regis sophomore RHP Bryson Nygren last Friday struck out 18 in a six-inning no-hitter versus Santiam.
Canby senior Logan Robinson threw a complete game that same Friday versus La Salle, punching out 17.
North Medford senior Trey Newmann threw into the ninth inning and got the win on Saturday versus rival South Medford. In 8.1 innings of work, Newmann did not allow a hit, struck out 16 and walked three in the 2-0 decision.
Cascade Christian senior righty Owen Thompson lost a no-hit bid last Thursday with two outs in the seventh. He struck out 16 in the 10-0 win, then struck out 10 and gave up just three hits in a Tuesday win over Glide. Thompson has had a great start to league play. In his four Far West League starts, all wins, he has gone 23.1 innings, giving up two runs on six hits with 49 Ks.
Last week, we were down to three unbeaten teams in the state of Oregon. Did all remain unblemished another week?
You bet they did!
4A No. 1 Gladstone twice doubled up The Dalles then had a game this week versus Estacada canceled. The Dalles, incidentally, won only four games in 5A a year ago, but is 8-6 to start the year in 4A.
2A/1A No. 1 Kennedy improved to 14-0 with four wins this week by a combined 50-1 score.
2A/1A St. Paul is now 9-0 after a close win over Western Christian last Thursday and a 20-3 decision over Colton this week.
Looking at schedules for the next week, it appears we may be looking at another stretch of wins for our trio of unbeaten.
News and notes…
Cascade Christian slugger Triston Wallace had a big night on Tuesday, going 5-for-8 with 3 RBIs and 3 doubles in a double header sweep of Glide.
The University of Washington this week primed Oregon’s deep baseball poll by securing commitments from two youngsters, sophomore INF Will Goodman of Bend and freshman INF Sawyer Nelson of South Salem. Check out all 84 reported college commitments at the end of this Notebook.
In this space, we have recurring categories that will appear in every baseball notebook for the rest of the season. Varsity coaches may add to these categories by email to email@example.com.
NEW category! Catcher pick offs
In this space, we list those catchers who have, at least four times this year, cut down would-be base stealers at second or third, or back picked a runner at any of the infield bases.
13 -- Spencer Kowalski, senior, Blanchet Catholic
10 – Parker Hughes, junior, Harrisburg
9 -- James Brady, junior, Silverton
7 – Cody Roletto, sophomore. Ida B. Wells
7 – Kael Compton, senior, Corvallis
6 – Turner Van Hee, sophomore, Corbett
5 – Cael White, senior, Madras
4 – Mason Lindemann, freshman, Santiam
4 -- Noah Koenig, junior, Regis
4 – Teagan Scott, freshman, South Salem
NEW category! Outfield assists
In this space, we list those outfielders who have, at least three times this year, cut down runners trying to take an extra base.
3 -- Axel Prechel, sophomore, Corvallis
NEW category! Low ERA
In this space, we recognize pitchers with 20 or more innings who have a current earned run average of 1.00 or lower.
0.00 -- Bryson Nygren, sophomore RHP, Regis
0.40 -- Trey Newmann, senior RHP, North Medford
0.50 – Noble Meyer, senior RHP, Jesuit
0.58 -- Michael Fitzgerald, senior LHP, Sunset
0.71 -- Owen Thompson, senior RHP, Cascade Christian
0.93 -- Max Gregg, senior RHP, Corvallis
0.97 – Jaxson Dietrichs, junior RHP, Knappa
0.98 – Boyd Davis, senior RHP, Irrigon
1.00 – Carson McNally, sophomore RHP, Blanchet Catholic
Going going gone goodbye!
Everyone digs the long ball.
Here, we will recognize those Oregonians who have gone yard three or more times so far this season.
4 -- Maddox Molony, senior SS, Thurston
4 -- Blake Sehorn, senior utility, Glencoe*
3 – Noble Meyer, senior 1B, Jesuit
3 -- Cole Katayama Stall, junior SS, Westview
3 -- Robert Campbell, senior SS, Franklin
3 – Brayde Owen, senior C, Gladstone
3 -- Diego Richards, junior 3B, Glencoe*
3 -- Finbar O'Brien, senior SS, La Salle Prep
* = total as of last week’s Notebook
It’s a blur
Throwing hard in high school is the easiest way to get outs.
Here, we recognize those Oregon hurlers who hit 87 mph or higher when they get on the bump.
Ty Alleman, senior RHP, Jesuit
Ben Christensen, senior RHP, Grant
Ryan Cooney, senior RHP, Jesuit
Blake Crawford, junior LHP, West Linn
Finn Edwards, junior RHP, Summit
Drake Gabel, senior LHP, West Linn
Max Gregg, senior RHP, Corvallis
Gabe Howard, senior RHP, West Linn
Zach Justice, senior RHP, Summit
Matt Koskerka, junior RHP, Sandy
Noble Meyer, senior RHP, Jesuit
Connor Molony. Sophomore RHP, Thurston
Maddox Molony, senior RHP, Thurston
Trey Newmann, senior RHP, North Medford
Connor Parry, sophomore RHP, Sherwood
Ryan Rivers, senior RHP, Lebanon
Grady Saunders, freshman RHP, Thurston
Kruz Schoolcraft, freshman LHP, Sunset
Kellen Segel, senior RHP, Grant
Kaden Starr, senior RHP, Marist Catholic
Drew Talavs, senior RHP, West Linn
Owen Thompson, senior RHP, Cascade Christian
Nolan Umlandt, junior RHP, Sherwood
Alex Via, sophomore RHP, Summit
Mark Wiepert, sophomore RHP, Wilsonville
Paul Wilson, senior LHP, Lakeridge
In this space, we recognize Oregon baseball players who have 15 or more stolen bases at this point in the season, based on the information we have received.
23 – Tanner Crandall, junior C, Country Christian / North Clackamas Christian
22 – Tyson Smith, freshman SS, Country Christian / North Clackamas Christian
21 – Drew Bartels, sophomore SS, Blanchet Catholic
16 – Louden Cole, junior OF, South Umpqua
15 – Maxwell Maher, sophomore 3B, Oakridge
15 – Noah Hancock, sophomore 2B, Blanchet Catholic
15 -- Cole Collins, senior SS/C, Oakland*
15 -- Tarver Langston, senior 1B, Horizon Christian (Tualatin)
* = total as of last week’s Notebook
Get a whiff of this!
Missing bats is an art.
This list recognizes those pitchers who have fanned 45 or more batters so far this season.
82 -- Owen Thompson, senior RHP, Cascade Christian
77 -- Tyson Smith, freshman RHP, Country Christian / North Clackamas Christian
63 -- Ryan Rivers, senior RHP, Lebanon
62 -- Trey Newmann, senior RHP, North Medford
60 – Boyd Davis, senior RHP, Irrigon
59 – Tucker Ashbeck, senior RHP, Heppner / Ione
58 – Noble Meyer, senior RHP, Jesuit
58 -- Riley Brock, senior RHP, The Dalles
55 – Nolan Umlandt, junior RHP, Sherwood
55 -- Tyson Flack, senior LHP, La Pine
53 -- Levi Hazes, junior RHP, Century
49 – Caleb Norton, sophomore RHP, Country Christian / North Clackamas Christian
49 -- Cole Collins, senior RHP, Oakland*
48 -- Carson Waples, senior RHP, Silverton
46 -- Logan Robinson senior RHP, Canby
* = total as of last week’s Notebook
In this space, we recognize hitters who have put up outrageous stat lines in a single game.
Cody Agidius, sophomore 1B/DH, The Dalles – 3-for-4 with three-run homer and two doubles in 10-9 win over Madras on April 12
Greg Bologoff, sophomore 1B, Westview – 2-for-3 with two-run double and go-ahead three-run homer for five RBIs in 9-5 win on March 3 versus Corvallis
Zach Busche, senior OF, Westview – 3-for-5 with a home run, 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored in win over Mountainside on April 11
Robert Campbell, senior SS, Franklin – 2-for-4 with grand slam, 7 RBIs and 3 runs score in 21-13 win, March 31 versus Glencoe
Eli Crist, junior INF, Thurston – 2 for-4 with two doubles and 6 RBIs on March 16 in 9-1 win over Sheldon at PK Park
Sam Giansante, senior OF, Grant – 4-for-4 with two doubles and 4 RBIs in 10-8 win over Lowell of San Francisco on March 29
Zach Justice, senior C, Summit – two homers and 6 RBIs in 15-5 five-inning win over Tualatin on April 7.
Mitchell Melton, senior OF/3B, Amity – 5-for-5, all singles, with 6 RBIs and two runs scored in a 25-3 victory over Willamina on March 17.
Maddox Montoya, junior INF, Sunset – 4-for-4 with 5 RBIs in a 15-6 win, March 30, versus Desert Mountain of Arizona
Jaxson Roberts, freshman DH, Stanfield / Echo – 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and 6 RBIs in 15-8 win over Weston-McEwen on March 13
Braden Schwartz, senior 3B, The Dalles – 4–for-4 with three doubles and 5 RBIs on March 22 in 15-1 win over Taft
Jordan Webber, junior 1B, Hood River Valley -- 2-for-3 with two home runs and 6 RBIs in 13-3 win over Glencoe on March 31
Below, we recognize pitchers who have thrown seven-inning no-hitters this year.
Wyatt Anicker, senior LHP, Scappoose – April 7 v. Seaside (whiffed 14 with just two walks in 2-0 win)
Cole Collins, senior RHP, Oakland -- March 20 v. Riddle / Glendale (fanned 17 in 11-0 win)
Connor Parry, sophomore RHP, Sherwood – April 19 v. Canby (Perfect game! Struck out 13 in 3-0 win)
Ryan Rivers, senior RHP, Lebanon – April 11 v. Silverton (fanned 19 and faced one above the minimum in 6-0 win)
Kruz Schoolcraft, freshman LHP, Sunset -- April 5 v. Mountainside (struck out nine, walked one in 1-0 win)
.500 or better batting average
Below, we recognize those hitters who, with a minimum of 30 plate appearances, are hitting .500 or better on the season.
.789 -- Joey Holloway, junior C, Dufur / South Wasco County
.667 – Dawson Cook, senior SS, La Pine
.600 – Eli Aldred, senior C, Vale
.560 – Markus Everitt, senior 1B, Newport
.552 – Charlie Sturm, senior C, Jesuit
.536 – Payton Lambert, senior SS, Pendleton
.523 -- Braden Schwartz, senior 3B, The Dalles
.522 – Nolan Umlandt, junior SS, Sherwood
.510 -- Tarver Langston, senior 1B, Horizon Christian (Tualatin)
.500 – Triston Wallace, senior C, Cascade Christian
.500 -- Brayde Owen, senior C, Gladstone
15 or more RBIs
Below we recognize those Oregon hitters with 15 or more runs driven in this season.
30 – Braden Schwartz, senior 3B, The Dalles
23 – Dylan Cuff, sophomore 3B, Blanchet Catholic
20 – Jace Johnson, senior SS, South Umpqua
20 -- Andrew Demianew, senior IF, Pendleton
20 – Jaxon Dietrich, junior 3B, Knappa
19 – Colton Campbell, senior 1B, La Pine
19 – Gabe Coltman, sophomore OF, Lincoln
18 – Max Ellerbrook, junior INF, Sunset
18 -- Eli Crist, junior INF, Thurston
18 – Kolton Buys, freshman 3B, Country Christian / North Clackamas Christian
17 – Tucker Ashbeck, senior SS, Heppner / Ione
17 -- Keefer Breshears, senior INF, Pendleton
17 -- Treven Moreland, junior Util., Knappa
17 -- Kaden Starr, senior 3B, Marist Catholic
17 -- Owen Combs, senior 3B, Franklin
17 -- Cole Weiland, senior OF, South Salem
17 – Dawson Cook, senior SS, La Pine
17 – Jordan Webber, junior 1B, Hood River Valley
16 – Cameron Proudfoot, junior C, Heppner / Ione
16 – Triston Wallace, senior C, Cascade Christian
16 -- Maddox Molony, senior SS, Thurston
16 -- Payton Lambert, senior SS, Pendleton
16 – Liam Benade, senior 1B, Cascade Christian
16 – Max Gregg, senior INF, Corvallis
16 – Tyler Crawford, senior 3B, St. Paul
15 -- Connor Parry, sophomore 1B, Sherwood
15 – Kyle Sheller, junior 3B, Sherwood
15 -- Drew Camp, sophomore OF, South Umpqua
15 -- Tanner Beckham, sophomore DH, South Umpqua
15 -- Cole Katayama Stall, junior SS, Westview
15 – Drew Bartels, sophomore SS, Blanchet Catholic
15 -- Jordan Pitcher, freshman SS, Siuslaw
15 -- Cody Agidus, sophomore 1B, The Dalles
15 -- Aaron Menchaca, junior 1B, Sandy
15 -- Alec Prevett, senior 1B, Amity*
* = total as of last week’s Notebook
In this space, we list those players, in the current senior class and younger, who have signed National Letters of Intent in baseball or have made a commitment to attend a college or university of their choice. Congrats! It can be so demanding but at the same time is so rewarding.
Here are the 85 commitments -- a massive number -- we have so far:
Ty Alleman, senior RHP, Jesuit – Santa Clara University
Ben Allen, junior C, McNary -- University of Portland
Luke Anzellotti, senior C, Central Catholic – Chaminade University (Honolulu)
Fischer Barber, sophomore RHP, Bend – Oregon State
Jonah Barkoff, junior LHP, Lake Oswego – University of Oregon
Luke Bents, senior OF, Summit – Whitworth
Jake Bernardy, senior LHP, Bend – Chemeketa CC
Nick Biagi, senior 1B, Marist Catholic – Linn-Benton CC
Jake Brady, senior OF, Clackamas -- Eastern Oregon
Elliot Brown, senior INF, Grant – Lane CC
Owen Combs, senior 3B/RHP, Franklin – Mt. Hood CC
Ryan Cooney, senior SS, Jesuit – University of Oregon
Easton Corey, senior RHP, Pendleton – Oregon State
Ronak Crossley, senior INF, Newberg - Hastings College
Andrew Cuff, senior RHP/3B, Kennedy -- Centralia CC
Owen Cummins, senior SS/RHP, Gresham -- Lower Columbia CC
Nate Davis, senior C, Sunset -- University of Oregon
Andrew Demianew, senior Utility, Pendleton – Linn-Benton CC
Quin Dufort, junior LHP, Ida B. Wells – University of Portland
David Duvalle, senior RHP, Mountain View - Pacific University
Adam Evans, senior RHP, Canby -- Yakima CC
Joe Fagan, sophomore SS, Scappoose - University of Portland
Michael Fitzgerald, senior LHP, Sunset – Mt. Hood CC
Henry Fovinci, senior OF, Lincoln -- Whitworth
Declan Francis, senior RHP/1B, Lake Oswego -- Linfield
Carson Gantz, senior RHP/INF, Jesuit – Regis University
Cade Gehlen, junior OF, Central Catholic – University of Portland
Graham Geibel, senior OF, Newberg - Pacific University
Nate Goodman, senior INF, Bend – Occidental
Will Goodman, sophomore INF, Bend – University of Washington
Calvin Gregory, sophomore LHP, Lakeridge – Oregon State
Parker Guinn, senior C, McMinnville – Cal State Bakersfield
Aiden Horsley, senior OF, North Medford – Lower Columbia CC
Gabe Howard, junior RHP, West Linn – University of Oregon
Kaden Isola, senior 1B/OF, Bend -- Sacramento City College
Levi Jones, senior 3B, Jesuit – Oregon State
Jack Joyce, senior RHP, Canby -- Mt. Hood CC
Zach Justice, senior C, Summit -- University of Oregon
Johnny King, senior INF, North Medford – Mt. Hood CC
Ethan Kleinschmit, senior LHP/OF, Kennedy – Linn-Benton CC
Payton Lambert, senior SS, Pendleton – Santa Clara
Brock Leitgeb, senior C, Jesuit – University of Michigan
Simon Lemke, senior RHP, Mountain View - Columbia Basin College
Armand Lettiere, senior RHP/OF, Central Catholic – University of Puget Sound
Ethan Matsuoka, junior INF, Tualatin -- University of Portland
Noble Meyer, senior RHP, Jesuit – University of Oregon
Connor Malony, sophomore 1B/RHP, Thurston -- University of Oregon
Maddox Molony, senior SS/RHP, Thurston – University of Oregon
Cooper Mullens, senior INF, Marist Catholic – University of Michigan
Carter Nelson, junior RHP, South Salem – University of Oregon
Sawyer Nelson, freshman SS, South Salem – University of Washington
Trey Newmann, senior RHP, North Medford – University of Oregon
Jacob Ogden, senior OF, Wilsonville – Chaminade University
Chase Olsen, senior INF, Scappoose – Centralia CC
Russell Petersen, senior RHP, Ida B. Wells – Whitman
Anthony Pezqueda, senior 2B, North Valley – Lassen CC
Cal Pickhardt, senior INF, Mountain View - Yavapai College
Isaac Pfeifer, sophomore C, Tualatin -- Arizona State
Cooper Rathbun, senior 1B/RHP, Ashland — Oregon Tech
Aiden Rice, sophomore INF, Central Catholic – University of Portland
Caleb Ruchaber, senior INF, Jesuit – University of La Verne
Dawson Santana, senior 2B, Lakeridge – University of Oregon
Kainoa Santiago, sophomore OF, Jesuit – Gonzaga University
Grady Saunders, freshman RHP/Utility, Thurston – Oregon State
Colton Schmokel, senior 1B, Lincoln -- Centralia CC
Teagan Scott, freshman C, South Salem – Oregon State
Kellen Segel, senior RHP/Utility, Grant – Linn-Benton CC
Walker Still, senior C/INF, Crescent Valley – University of Redlands
Brandon Stinnett, senior INF, Sprague – Seattle University
Connor Stone, senior 1B/OF, Sunset – Centralia CC
Grant Strother, senior RHP, Sprague -- Tufts
Garrett Strube, senior INF, Clackamas -- George Fox
Charlie Sturm, senior C, Jesuit – Chapman University
Matthew Tacheny, senior RHP, Clackamas -- Linfield
Drew Talavs, senior P, West Linn – Oregon State
Owen Thompson, senior RHP, Cascade Christian – Lane CC
Owen Tilden, senior C, Canby -- Missouri Baptist University
Sam Tsiatsos, senior Utility/RHP, La Grande – Blue Mountain CC
Nolan Umlandt, junior RHP, Sherwood – University of Portland
Ryan Vanden Brink, junior C, West Linn – Oregon State
Joe Vaccaro, senior OF, Mountain View - Chemeketa CC
Alex Via, sophomore RHP, Summit -- University of Portland
Jake Von Lubken, senior OH/ RHP, Hood River Valley – Linn-Benton CC
William Wallace, senior RHP, Jesuit – Pomona Pitzer
Carson Waples, senior RHP, Silverton -- Mt. Hood CC
Cole Weiland, senior OF/RHP, South Salem -- Whitworth
Mark Wiepert, sophomore C/3B, Wilsonville -- Oregon State
Paul Wilson, senior LHP, Lakeridge – Oregon State
If you are a HS coach and want to add someone to the list, by all means email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, put “baseball commitment” in the subject line and provide the info in the manner shown above.