Crater Grad Ryan Gipson

New Oregon State Beavers assistant coach Ryan Gipson

The great thing about baseball, according to Ryan Gipson, is that if you work hard enough and carry a passion for the sport, opportunities will undeniably come your way.

It was that way during his decorated playing career, and it’s been the same as he continues a second career in baseball as a coach.

A state champion at Crater High School in 2000 and national champion at Oregon State University in 2006, Gipson took a big step in his coaching career this summer when he was promoted to a full-time assistant role with the Beavers . . . continue reading on The Mail Tribune.

Spring Season Dates

Middle School Baseball tryouts are at 1:00 on February 23rd at Anhorn Field. For more information contact Coach Campbell at

High school preseason workouts are underway. Pitchers and catchers are working Mondays and Wednesdays at Scenic Middle School from 6 to 7:15 p.m.. Fielders are meeting on the Crater football field from 4 to 5:15 on Tuesdays for defensive work, and hitters are meeting in the cages from 4-5:15 on Thursdays. Contact Coach Campbell at if you have questions.