Crater Defeats Defending State Champs

At the 6th annual Southern Oregon Spring Break Tourney, Crater used a game winning home run by Blake Fahndrich and clutch pitching by Chris Painter to defeat defending state champion Westview 5-3. With the win, Crater advances to the tourney championship Friday night at 7 p.m.. Read the Medford Mail Tribune article by clicking here. Update: The final day of the Southern Oregon Spring Break Tourney has been cancelled due to weather.

Crater Sweeps South Medford

Strong pitching by Nolan Bastendorf and Chris Painter, along with a pair of homeruns by Corey Wynant, propelled Crater to a pair of conference wins over South. You can read the Mail Tribune articles by clicking here. Crater is off to a 3-0 start heading into the 6th Annual Spring Break Tourney this week at Anhorn Field. Crater’s first tourney game is Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Thurston Game Rained Out

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.

Coffee Fundraiser & Baseball Gear

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.

Crater Hosts Jamboree

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.