The Eugene Bi-Mart Challengers will open their 40th season on Thursday.
The Challengers will play host to Area 4 league rival Willamette Valley Titans for a non-league doubleheader (2 7-inning contests) starting at 5 p.m. at Swede Johnson Stadium at Garry Selby Field.
Thursday's action will usher in a new coaching era for the Challengers as Josh Riley ...
Josh Riley, the head baseball coach at Sutherlin High School and an assistant coach with the Eugene Challengers for the last two seasons, has been named the American Legion baseball team’s new head coach.
Riley, 32, succeeds Todd Zeigler, who resigned late last year after six seasons at the helm because of the ongoing effects of multiple sclerosis.