The Junior Varsity and Freshmen baseball teams completed successful 2012 seasons. After getting off to a slow start, the JV finished 15-6, including sweeps of North Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland. They took two of three games from Roseburg and Eagle Point, and capped the season by finally beating South Medford, thanks largely to a stalwart complete-game pitching performance by Rick Joerger. The freshmen team also featured quality pitching, including complete game shut outs by Dylan Pearce. They finished 14-4, sweeping North Medford and Grants Pass while also taking two of three from Roseburg.
Freshmen and sophomores within the Central Point School District are eligible to tryout for the Junior Baseball D2 team on Thursday, May 24th, at 5:00 at Anhorn Field. This one day tryout also serves as the first official practice, so existing players are expected to attend.The D2 team is Crater Baseball’s official sub-American Legion team. We expect a 40+ games schedule including at least one road trip to Portland or Eugene. The cost to play is $250. Though still being developed, the schedule can be found here. For more information, call Mack Lewis at 541-664-3947. Check back for information about Central Point American Legion.
Crater advanced with a 6-3 win over Canby and will now host 10th ranked South Salem on Wednesday at 4:30. South Salem is the #1 seed from the Central Valley Conference with an overall record of 20-7. For an up to date playoff bracket, click here.
Crater hosts a first round playoff game on Monday, May 21st, at Anhorn Field against Canby. Canby finished 4th in the Three Rivers League with an overall record of 10-15. The game starts at 4:30. Because it’s an OSAA playoff gate, paid admission is required ($6 Adults and $4 students). For the complete 6A playoff bracket, click here.
Today’s (March 15th) games with Thurston for both Varsity and JV have been cancelled due to weather. They’ll be rescheduled at a later date. If there’s a break in the rain, the Varsity will host Arcata, California, this Saturday, (March 17th) at 3:00. On Tuesday (March 20th) Grants Pass will be at Anhorn for 4:30 games with both Varsity and JV.
The Freshmen won their first game at Roseburg on Tuesday. Their schedule is currently being rebuilt due to several local high schools being unable to field a freshmen-level team.
Now you can support Crater Baseball and fuel your java habit at the same time. The ballplayers are selling 12 ounce bags of freshly-roasted Vital Joe Coffee Company coffee beans. The bags cost $12 each and each ballplayers is expected to sell at least ten bags. To buy a bag, track down a Crater Baseball player. If your a player or a parent of a player, you can click here for the fundraiser info sheet or here for the order form.
You can also order official team gear including embroidered sweatshirts, UnderArmour shorts, beanies, and more, all bearing the Crater Baseball “crossed bat” logo. The catalog can be found here, and the order form can be uploaded here. Orders must be to the Crater High bookkeeper by March 16th. We’ll also have traditional Crater Baseball gear including game hats, performance tees bearing the new logo (stay tuned), sweathshirts, and (soon) women’s-fit tees, all available in our snack bar at Anhorn Field during Varsity games.
This Monday, March 12th, Anhorn Field will again play host to the conference jamboree for both Varsity and JV baseball. Crater, South Medford, North Medford, and Grants Pass will all take the field beginning at 1 p.m.. Each team plays one another for two innings as a warm-up for the regular season, which begins this week. On Thursday (March 15th), Crater hosts the Thurston Colts in a non-conference game beginning at 4:30. Admission to all regular season home games is free.
Baseball tryouts begin on Monday, Feb. 27th at Anhorn Field on Upton Road in Central Point. Players need to be warmed-up and ready to begin promptly at 4:00. They should bring their glove, cap, and appropriate shoes (cleats are recommended but not required until officially on a roster). The weather is expected to be cold and wet, so be prepared. Crater students in grades 9-12 are eligible to try-out. The Varsity, JV, and Freshmen squads will be formed as the week progresses. Students must have a blue card from the Athletic Department indicating the student is passing the required number of classes, has had a physical, and is insured. For official requirements, click here. Good luck!