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Taft grad Adams reaches the fences with Tampa Bay Rays

As the World Series winds down in Houston, Taylor Adams stands in the on-deck circle a thousand miles away on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Taft baseball coach Hilgers named school’s athletic director

Taft High varsity baseball coach Matt Hilgers has been named athletic director at the school, filling a void left this semester when first-year AD Aaron Longo resigned in December.

Lincoln City Youth League crowns 2019 Home Run Derby champs

2019 Lincoln City Youth League Home Run Derby winners:

Fisher, DeMello named to first-team All-State baseball squad

Taft High's Tyee Fisher hit two grand slams this season, but the senior outfielder has delivered a parting shot by joining junior Eli DeMello as a first-team all-state baseball player in 2019.

Eagles’ late-inning outburst ousts Tigers from State baseball playoffs

Santiam Christian broke open a 4-4 tie late in the game Friday to defeat Taft High 12-6 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Baseball Championships.

Team effort rallies Taft into State baseball tournament quarterfinals

Junior starter Eli DeMello collected four hits in four trips and visiting Taft used a five-run fifth inning and shutout relief from senior Bleiz Kimbrough to hold off favored Irrigon 5-3 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Baseball Championships.

Taft hopes deep playoff run is in the cards as State tourney opens

The Taft High baseball and softball teams will open the OSAA's 16-team State tournament Wednesday afternoon in quest of being crowned Oregon Class 3A champions.

Tigers prep for State with 11-1 league playoff win over Clatskanie

Taft High made short work of visiting Clatskanie in an 11-1 five-inning Special District 2 league playoff victory Thursday that set the stage for next week's Class 3A State baseball playoffs.

Taft closes out regular season with doubleheader league road sweep

Taft High beat the heat and host Clatskanie twice by lopsided margins Friday for two Special District 2 victories that propelled the Tigers into the league baseball playoffs with their fifth win in a row and 10th in their last 12 games.

Taft’s DeMello shines at plate, on mound in league baseball win

Taft High junior Eli DeMello homered twice, doubled and closed out the game in relief Tuesday to help improve the Tigers to 13-10 overall...

Tigers explode for 22-0, 30-4 doubleheader sweep of Bulldogs

Well, that's one way to preserve your pitching staff and avoid the grueling undertaking of Friday doubleheaders. Taft High erupted for 52 runs and surrendered...

First-place Warrenton extends league lead over Taft with 4-2 home win

First-place Warrenton jumped on top early against second-place Taft and overcame a team-leading two hits and an RBI each from the Fisher cousins to...

Big seventh inning rewards Taft with league baseball split at Rainier

Taft High scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning of the second game and held off a four-run rally in the bottom of the frame Friday to split a league doubleheader at Rainier.

Taft senior sports star Fisher stands tall on field, in life

It didn’t take the first-inning grand slam that launched his team to a 17-0 victory over Clatskanie on Tuesday to garner attention for Taft High center fielder Tyee Fisher. At 6-feet, 5 inches, he’s always stood head and shoulders above his class.

Fisher’s grand slam, five RBIs lift Tigers to 17-0 whitewash of Clatskanie

Taft High senior outfielder Tyee Fisher hit a grand slam and drove in five runs Tuesday as the Tigers erupted for 11 first-inning runs and rolled to a 17-0 league home baseball victory over Clatskanie on Senior Night at the Pit.

Taft bats erupt for doubleheader home sweep of Catlin Gabel

Junior Trenton Fisher used his arm in the first game to notch the win in relief and led Taft High with his bat in the second game Friday as the Tigers swept a league home doubleheader over Catlin Gabel at the Pit.

Tigers steamroll way past Willamina for league baseball win

Senior Cody Knott and junior Trenton Fisher had two hits and two RBIs each Tuesday and junior starter Eli DeMello went the distance as...

Warriors start fast, take two league games from Taft baseball team

Visiting Warrenton jumped on top 2-0 in the top of the first inning of both games Friday and never trailed while handing Taft High...

Tigers open league season with 7-3 home win over Rainier

Taft senior Bleiz Kimbrough collected two hits and mopped up in relief of junior starter and winner Eli DeMello as Taft High opened its...

Sophomores Smith, Ramos hit; Kimbrough hurls Taft to 11-1 win

Sophomores Darius Smith and FCO Ramos had two hits apiece in support of senior starter Bleiz Kimbrough as Taft High needed just five innings to put away Dayton 11-1 in a nonleague home game.

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