Jaxx open Sr. Babe Ruth season 4-1

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The Siskiyou Jaxx Sr. Babe Ruth team swept a doubleheader in Ashland Friday and improved its 2014 early season record to 4-1.

Coached by Steve Neel and Chris Bennett, the Jaxx’s current roster features 18 players from Weed, Mount Shasta, Etna and Yreka.

Four of them were all-leaguers who played for Weed High School’s league championship team this spring: OF/3B Carlos Sanchez, SS/OF Spencer Hall, P/1B Aidan Hagarty, and 1B/P Jacob Turner.

Brandon Acord, an all-league catcher for Mount Shasta High, is playing catcher for the Jaxx.

Trever Stracker is the lone player from Etna.

A dozen Jaxx are from Yreka: 2B Michael Schuler, P Tevin Cadola, P/Util Kurt Bennett, 1B/OF Kurt Bennett, 1B/OF Jake Harris, C Matt Jesperson, P Trystan Howard, P Christian Charles, SS/P Cade Parker, P/OF Noah Rifenberg, OF Dylan O’Gorman, Util Derek Howard and P/3B Casey Hoff.

Assistant coaches are Tom O’Gorman, Bob Hall and Ed Harris.

Upcoming Jaxx games (schedule is subject to change):

Saturday June 28 – Henley Hornets at Hibbert Field in Yreka, 5pm (2 games)

Monday June 30 – Ashland at Hibbert, 4pm (2)

Wed. July 2 – Phoenix Pirates at Hibbert, 5:30pm (2)

Thurs. July 3 – Central Valley Tourney in Redding, TBD (1)

Friday July 4 – Central Valley Tourney in Redding, TBD (1)

Sat. July 5 – Central Valley Tourney in Redding, TBD (2)

Monday July 7 – K. Falls at Kiger Stadium, 6pm (2)

Tuesday July 8 – Phoenix Pirates at Hibbert, 2pm (2)

Thursday July 10 – Henley Hornets in Henley, 2pm (2)

Saturday July 12 – K. Falls at Hibbert, 10am (1)

Tuesday July 15 – Crater Elite, Kiger, 6pm (2)

Friday July 18 – Senior Babe Ruth State at K. Falls, TBD

Saturday July 19 – Senior Babe Ruth State at K. Falls, TBD

Sunday July 20 – Senior Babe Ruth State at K. Falls, TBD

July 21-24 and Aug. 2-4 – Regionals in Vancouver Wa., TBD