Crater plays at Silverton on Wednesday the 22nd in the first round of the 5A State Playoffs. Silverton finished 4th in the Mid-Willamette League behind Central, Crescent Valley, and West Albany, but they’re ranked 5th in the state overall. Crater, meanwhile, won seven of its final ten after returning from the Fresno Tournament. The winner moves on to the quarter finals on Friday against the Putnam/Thurston winner. For the complete bracket, click here.
Crater grad Dylan Pearce earned a win during his first career start for the 12th-ranked Oregon State Beavers baseball team. You can check out the recap here. Pearce gave up seven hits and five runs over five innings against Oregon. He’s 3-2 on the season with a 2.61 ERA and 2 saves. Hum Babe, Dylan!
The Crater Baseball middle school program will have a parent meeting on February 13th at 7 p.m. in the Scenic MS Library. Tryouts will take place at 1:00 pm at Anhorn Field on February 24th.
High school baseball begins Monday, February 25th. Interested candidates should contact Coach Campbell at Scenic, or check-in with Coach Powell at the Crater School of Business. 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.
Crater Baseball’s 2018 State Championship and the exceptional pitching streak posted by Larson Kindriech was named the Medford Mail Tribune’s top local sports story of 2018. You can check out the article here.
Congrats to Crater Baseball alum Dylan Pearce, a member of the 2018 National Champion OSU Beavers! Dylan is pictured here at the College World Series with his dad, Rob. (Photo courtesy of Brian Schnee)
Printable versions of the 2018 D2 and American Legion schedules can found by clicking here: 2018 American Legion Schedule,2018 D2 Schedule. Be sure to come out to Anhorn Field on Saturday, June 9th, to see the 2018 State Championship signage added to the scoreboard between games! Admission is free.