Jaxx open Sr. Babe Ruth season 4-1
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