Ashland Little League is trying to raise $30,000 over the next week to cover the cost of a trip to Arizona for its 50/70 Intermediate team, which won its first-ever Oregon state tournament last week to qualify for the Intermediate West Regional Tournament, July 18-25 in Nogales, Arizona.
The money will cover food, lodging and travel expenses for 11 players and four coaches to make the trip.
For any donation of $1,500 or more, Ashland Little League will create an outfield banner with the company's name and logo and hang it either in the new 50/70 outfield or on Hunter Park's Field 2 outfield fence next spring season, 2018.
Checks should be made payable to Ashland Little League, with 50/70 listed in the memo. There's also a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/ashlandallstars/donate.
For more information, contact Karl Kemper at Karl.Kemper@ashland.k12.or.us.
American Legion Baseball
Crater scored 30 runs on the day to hand Ashland an Area 4 sweep in American Legion A action Monday at North Mountain Park.
The Comets beat the Pilots 14-6 in the first game and 16-5 in the second, ripping six hits for extra bases in the nightcap to pull away.
In the opener, Eli Westrick, Rhythm Winicour-Freeman, Nick Buccino and Rowan Amman had two hits apiece for Ashland, with Buccino driving in two and Westrick belting a double.
For the Comets, leadoff hitter Ike Gilliland had two hits, including a two-run double in the Comets' six-run second inning.
In the second game, Crater's Larson Kindreich went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs. Devin Spain and Biley Hibbar also had three hits apiece for the Comets, with Spain ripping a two-run single in the third and an RBI double in the fifth.
For Ashland, Evan Mclennan went 2-for-3 with a double.
Ashland hosts South Medford on Wednesday. The first pitched of the doubleheader is scheduled to be thrown at 3 p.m.
Joe Zavala is a reporter for the Ashland Daily Tidings. Reach him at 541-821-0829 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @Joe_Zavala99.