The season may be over, but The Dalles 10U Little League All-Stars came about as close as possible to possibly snagging a championship at the Oregon State Little League Tournament.
The Dalles Swim Team summer season is only nine weeks long, but Coach Scott McKay is impressed with how the team has learned from its short time together. “Our first meet was our Ted Walker Swim Meet in June after just two weeks of practice, but they did very well for so little time in the water,” McKay said.
It might have been a bit of a slow start for the baseball team, but it turned out to be a very good night for The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth All-Stars. Playing at Traner Field in Hood River, the team from The Dalles used timely hitting and solid pitching to methodically overpower West Linn, winning by a final tally of 11-1.
It’s all on the line this week as The Dalles 14U Babe Ruth All-Stars softball team jumps into tournament action in Meridian, Idaho. The team has two games on Thursday. The first game – scheduled for Thursday morning -- is against Kuna, Idaho, and the second game, which will start just after noon, will be against Meridian, the team hosting this year’s tournament.
Action starts today in HR
Nonprofit events calendar from July 12, 2016
14U travel softball team made gains on and off the field in 2016
Team getting its first taste of postseason regional play
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.