Chairman, Oregon American Legion Baseball
The finish of the Oregon AAA tournament in Roseburg, Oregon saw the Eugene Overhead Door Challengers win the last game of the Tournament over the Medford Mustangs. The Challengers moved on to the NW Regionals in Gillette, Wyoming. The Challenger lost their first game and the won the next two games to climb back in the tournament. The Challengers then played the defending 2019 American Legion Champion the Idaho Falls Bandits and lost 12-9, sending the Challengers home.
Meanwhile at Bob Brack Stadium in Aurora, Oregon the Oregon Single A Tournament started with seven teams on Aug. 4th. : Roseburg Pepsi had a covid player issue and could not come and participate in the State tournament. Adjustment to the tournament bracket were made and the teams began play on Aug. 4th. With two days left and four teams, the Tournament had to be cancelled. The Undefeated team from LaGrande, Oregon had a player test postitive for Covid, They had already played the other teams, but had close games with those teams. Teams still in the tournament were the Host North Marion Berries, The Eugene ole, and the Mountain Side Lobos.
There was a lot of baseball played this season as we, some teams played as many as 50 games. The Oregon American Legion did have a successful year in 2021. Thank you Fans and teams for your involvement in making it happen. A special thanks to the hosts Rosburg and North Marion for all of their great planning and work to put on a good season with some excellent Baseball.