Events calendar from July 10, 2016
TD’s 14U Stars geared to rise up past regional ranks
Group is focused on executing the fundamentals
TD program eyes first-ever Oregon State Little League crown
14U softball hopes past experience pays dividends
The Dalles’ 14U Cherry City Crush softball team won its first two tournament games by scores of 10-9 and 10-1, but wound up on the losing end of back-to-back games this weekend, a 7-6 loss to the Eugene Lightning, and a season-ending 7-3 loss to the West Linn Spirit.
10U All Stars drop Bend North twice on Saturday
PRINEVILLE – Bend North has been a thorn in the side of The Dalles Little League. That 10U group eliminated them from postseason play in 2015, and earlier in tournament action, posted a 16-4 mercy-rule win. Needing to win two games in order to keep its season alive, TD’s 10U All Star team scored mercy-ruled wins of 16-3 and 12-2 Saturday over Bend North to capture a District 5 Championship in games played at Parr Lumber Field in Prineville.
Legion team uses three-run rally in eighth for 8-6 victory
The Columbia Gorge Hustlers battled back from a 3-2 deficit with three runs in the fifth inning and added three more in the eighth and staved off a late rally to defeat Putnam 8-6 in American Legion baseball action played at Bob Williams Field in The Dalles.
TD sixth-grader eyeing All-American World Title
On the surface, Katie-Rose Mason is your typical middle school girl. She enjoys biking, hiking, playing the ukulele and the fiddle. Get her in her bright red soapbox derby car and she morphs into ‘Hurricane’ Katie Rose. Just one year into her young career as a soapbox racer in the stock class, Mason already has a first-place finish and she earned Queen of the Hill at the Oregon All-American Championships last month in Salem.
Abby Williams scores game-winner to lift team to a 15-9 finals victory
The third time was definitely a charm for Meghan Rowland. She had helped lead her Babe Ruth softball team to a championship in her first two campaigns, but wound up on the losing end both times. Wednesday she was able to hoist a championship trophy, as her Columbia Gorge Affordable Homes squad broke open an 8-8 tie with four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to defeat Spooky’s Pizza by a 15-9 score in a Majors Division contest played at Sorosis Park.
Softball squad heads to state with a full head of steam
Nothing is going to stop the runaway train known as the Cherry City Crush 14U softball team. This past weekend in Newberg, the Crush squad did everything from throw no-hitters, hit home runs and play solid defense to finishing 5-0 to capture the 2016 NAFA National UFO Tournament.
In two wins, 10U Stars have scored 53 runs in seven innings
So far, The Dalles’ 10U All Stars have been an unstoppable force on the diamond. In seven innings, spanning two games, The Dalles Little League 10U All Stars have scored 53 runs, pounded out 39 hits and received 12 walks in reeling off back-to-back lopsided District 5 wins in Prineville.
The Dalles 11U Little League All Star athletes went 1-2 in District 5 Tournament action in Prineville with an opening-round loss, but rebounded for a 9-5 triumph on Monday over Crook County. On Tuesday, the 11U squad had their season cut short after a 13-7 setback to Bend South
Bullock, Johnson and Rising to make regionals run
Emily Johnson, Chloe Bullock and Ellie Rising have enjoyed a successful summer under the sun. After last weekend’s performance in Portland, the summer just got a little better. At the USATF Junior Olympic State Championships at Jesuit High School, the local trio of runners representing Athletics East all scored top-10 finishes to advance to regional competition in Seattle.
Little League All Star players representing The Dalles’ 12U team gather for a group photograph last week in Prineville. The group was eliminated in two games.