Dear Baseball Fans from Coach Niles

Dear Baseball Fans, I'm truly honored and excited to be selected as the Head Coach of the Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers. The Challengers organization has been a first-class operation for several decades. With baseball opportunities for young athletes diminishing on a regular basis, the Challengers have not only ... More

Eugene Challengers beat Corvallis in American Legion super regional opener

That coveted “W” stood as much for “whew” as it did “win” to the Eugene Challengers on Friday night. After they’d built an eight-run lead behind the solid starting pitching of Robby Ahlstrom, it took reliever Michael Moore’s strikeout with the bases loaded in the ninth to preserve a 10-7 victory over the ... More

Sweep isn’t much of a challenge

The Eugene Challengers welcomed summer in with style, sweeping Klamath Falls in a doubleheader on Tuesday night at Swede Johnson Stadium. The defending Area 4 champions improved to 8-3 overall and 6-0 in league play after clipping the Falcons (2-10, 0-6) by scores of 10-0 (six innings) and 11-4. In the first game, Eugene ... More

Austin Crowson takes unusual route from Monroe to the New York Yankees

Former Bi-Mart Eugene Challenger Austin Crowson has the chance to go from Monroe to the New York Yankees. “That doesn’t happen so much,” the 20-year old pitcher joked. “Anything can happen, that’s for sure.” The 6-foot-5, 210-pound left-hander was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball amateur ... More

Challengers well-armed

SPRINGFIELD — Even with a lineup full of new faces, the result remained the same for the Eugene Challengers. Coming off an Area 4 league title from last summer, the Challengers picked up a doubleheader sweep over the Willamette Valley Titans, winning 3-1 and 8-0 at John Young Field on Tuesday to improve to 2-1 this ... More

Former Challenger Cason Cunningham rediscovers baseball

Former Eugene Challengers player Cunningham resurfaces at Linfield College with former coach Manley after four years in Marines More

Former Challenger Player, Coach & Board Member

JANUARY 12, 2017 Stan Manley to lead Linfield Baseball program starting July 1 Baseball Coaching Chronology Stan Manley '82 led Sheldon High School, his alma mater, to two state baseball championships and an unprecedented 14-year run of success. Now, starting with the 2018 season, Manley will be calling the ... More

Dirtbags get Challengers messy in state opener

KEIZER — The Eugene Challengers fell 16-3 to the DeMarini Dirtbags of Dallas at Volcanoes Stadium in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tournament on Wednesday. Eugene jumped on the board early and seemed to take control of the game when Matt Land, Brock Townsend and Tanner Cantwell all scored in ... More

Briefly The REGION

Challengers open state against Dallas The Eugene Challengers will play the Dallas Dirtbags at noon Wednesday in the first round of the American Legion AAA Baseball State Tournament at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Dallas swept Columbia Gorge in Regional B this weekend, including a 14-2 victory Saturday to clinch a spot at ... More

Twin City finds title win twice the fun

Twin City found some familiar faces in the opposing dugout for the Papa’s Pizza Invitational championship game Sunday. That made the 4-0 victory doubly satisfying for the Titans after five days of American Legion baseball at Swede Johnson Stadium. Twin City, from Richland, Wash., topped the Lewis-Clark Twins 4-3 in one ... More