Select seniors from the 5A and 6A All-State teams are chosen to form a North and South team for the Oregon All-Star Series. West Salem players who are chosen will particpate on the North team. This year's games take place June 18 and 19 at Goss Stadium (Oregon State). Heres a link for more info: oregonallstarseries.com
Here's a link to the full all-conference team: LINK
Seniors Jonathan Terleski and Matthew Lester have signed to play baseball for Linn-Benton Community College in the 2016-2017 school year. The LBCC baseball team, located in Albany, participates in the NWAC, which is one of the few collegiate conferences in America that plays with wood bats. The Roadrunners are coached by former Oregon State standout Ryan Gipson. Matt and JT with be joining 2015 West Salem grad Spencer DesBiens at LBCC. Former Titan Baseball standout Mark Allen (Class of 2010) also played ball for the Roadrunners. To learn more about the LBCC baseball program follow this link: LBCC Baseball
Congrats to Matthew and Jonathan!
November 12th, 2015 was a very special day for student-athletes all over the country. It's a chance for them to share (and show off) their hard work by officially committing to their future college or university by signing their National Letter of Intent (NLI or #NLI for all you tweeters out there).
Thursday was particularly special for the West Salem Titans Baseball Program as Andy Armstrong signed his NLI to compete collegiality at Oregon State University come the 2017 baseball season. Previously, Andy had verbally committed to the Beavers, but this was the day he finalized the recruiting process by signing his letter among his family, friends, and coaches in the West Salem High School library.
Two other West Salem students, Tayler Gunesch (softball at PSU) and Brooke Chuhlantseff (running at OSU), also signed Division 1 NLI's (article via StatemanJournal.com) during the library ceremony. Fun note, Brooke's brother, Logan, is a Titan Baseball player.
Armstrong, a four sport (football, basketball, swimming, and baseball) athlete at West, joins 11 other ballplayers (article via osubeavers.com) in signing on for the 2017 season as Oregon State Beavers. As most locally know, the Oregon State baseball program is considered as one of the premier programs in the country. Not only are they a force to be reckoned with in the Pac-12 Conference, but the Beavs consistently field teams ranked nationally in Division 1. The Beavers are just a few seasons removed from their back to back National Championships (2006, 2007). Overall, the program has won 24 conference championships, qualified for 15 NCAA tournaments, and appeared in five College World Series.
We are extremely proud of Andy and his accomplishments. Go Titans!
To check out Andy's bio on the osubeavers.com baseball site click HERE
The fourth ranked Titans baseball team may not have made it as far as they'd like on the playing field in 2014, but academically they were number one in the state. At the 6A level in Oregon no baseball team performed better in the classroom than the Titans. Overall, the team earned a 3.65 GPA for the school year. When asked to comment on the impressive achievement no ballplayers were available (they were all studying).
Here's a LINK to the top ten baseball teams in each classification for 2013-2014 school year (found at OSAA.org)