Three Rivers Sandblasters American Legion Baseball
Welcome to the home of the Sandblasters based in Florence, Oregon. We are sponsored by American Legion Post 59 and supported by Three Rivers Casino. Ryan Fobert, an assistant coach and teacher at North Bend High School will coach the Sandblasters, now in our 10th season. Coach Fobert was an All Northwest Conference Catcher at George Fox University and played under current OSU coach Pat Bailey.
The home games are played at John "Jiggs" Dodson field at Siuslaw High School. We play in Zone 3 along with teams from Salem, Dalles, Stayton, Albany and Corvallis
Here is the schedule for the Super Regional Tournament at Legion Field
July 25th Game 1 4:00-Rex Putnam (Area 2) vs. Canyon Crushers (Area 3)
Game 2 7:00-Docs (Area 4) vs. Florence (Area 3)
July 26th Game 3 11:00-Loser game 1 and game 2
Game 4 2:00- Winner game 1 and game 2
Game 5 5:00- Winner game 3 and Loser game 4
July 27th Game 6-TBA
Game 7 (if needed) TBA
Three Rivers finished the regular season with a doubleheader at North Coos, the Area 4 single A North champions. In game one the Sandblasters won 4-2. Four Three Rivers pitchers combined to give up only 6 hits with Andrew Sharp getting the win and Taylor Travess is credited with the save. At the plate Tyler Dordan led the Blasters going 3/4 with 2 doubles. Doug Molzahn, an ex-Sandblaster pitched for North Coos allowing only 6 Three River hits.
Game #2 Three Rivers 9 North Coos 3. The Sandblasters faced another alumni Nick Cole who allowed only 7 hits but gave up 6 walks. Tyler Dordan went 3/3 with 2 doubles and 3RBIs and Zach Inskeep added a single, a double and 2 RBI's. Tyler Campbell, John Dodson, and Garrett McKoy combined pitching efforts, allowing only 5 North Coos hits.
There are now 3 albums with nearly 100 photos under the photos tab. Just click on the album name to see the other 2 albums. Thank Sandra Jones who did the Papas Tournament and the Corvallis game for all of these new pictures. If anyone has photos they want on the website forward them to my email address email@example.com.
Currently, the Sandblasters will be playing at the Roseburg Super Regional Tournament starting on Friday, July 25th. Withnell Dodgers won the Zone 3 Championship and are the Zone 3 automatic qualifyer to the State Tournament. The Dallas DeMarini Dirtbags are the Zone 3 2nd place team and will host a Super Regional. Corvallis Gerding Builder are the 3rd place team and will go to the Zone 2 Super Regional in Portland. The Stayton Canyon Crushers as the 4th place Zone 3 team will join Three Rivers in Roseburg. This is still tenative if the other Zones are unable to fill their team quotas.
Three Rivers finished their Zone 3 season at Corvallis Gerding Builders with a split of the doubleheader. In game 1 the Blasters lost 11-2. They were outhit 10 to 5 and commited 4 costly errors. Brad Snow and Tyler Dordan each had 2 hits for Three Rivers. Game 2 went much better as Three Rivers won 5-2. Connor Qualley pitched a complete game giving up only 5 hits and striking out 5. Brad Snow, Taylor Travess, and Tyler Campbell led the Sandblasters with 2 hits each. The split guarenteed Three Rivers a post season berth. The location and opponents will be determined early next week with the Super Regional to start on July 25th. Three Rivers will finish the regular season with a non league doubleheader next Tuesday, July 22nd against North Coos at Clyde Allen Park in North Bend.