Corvallis, Ore., Monday, February 12, 2024 – The Richardson Oregon All-Star Series, on behalf of the OHSBCA, announced its dates for 2024. This year, the state’s top senior baseball players will wrap their high school season June 22-23 at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium.
The Richardson Oregon All-Star Series features the best-of-the-best seniors from the state’s 5A and 6A classifications in a two-day, two-game series.
“We are grateful to have Richardson’s support and appreciate their commitment to high school baseball,” said 6A Oregon All-Star Series Coordinator Jake Anders of Lake Oswego High School. “Our partnership with Richardson has brought new life to the series.”
This will be Richardson’s fourth year as the event’s title sponsor.
“We’re proud of our partnership with the Oregon All-Star Series and enjoy celebrating the top high school baseball players right here in our own backyard,” said Richardson President and CEO, Kelly Richardson. “Our brand is committed to supporting youth sports, and the All-Star Series is a perfect opportunity to continue that mission and shine a light on the importance of baseball at this level.”
With sponsor support, all-star players and coaches do not incur a lodging expense or pay a participation fee. Also, the all-stars are showered with branded swag and are fed throughout the series, all at no cost.
“Having a solid partnership with Richardson and playing at OSU has made this a tremendous baseball experience,” said 5A Coordinator Scot McDonald of Crescent Valley High School. “Seniors get the chance to cap their high school careers in an extraordinary ballpark in a series with unmatched tradition. It is first-class and a genuine celebration of our kids and the game.”
Last year, the North swept the South with Dawson Santana of Lakeridge earning Bob Brockman MVP honors. Levi Jones of Jesuit was named the North Most Outstanding Player and Austin Wolfe of Mountainside the North Most Outstanding Pitcher. Grant High School pitchers Ben Christensen and Kellen Segel recorded wins for the North, both in relief.
Since moving to Corvallis in 2011, future big leaguers like Milwaukie’s Kenyan Middleton, Lakeridge’s Cooper Hummel, Southridge’s Jace Fry and Sherwood’s Adley Rutschman have shined in the Oregon All-Star Series at the home of champions, Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
“We can’t thank our partners enough for supporting high school baseball like they do,” said Director Dan Segel. “Longtime friends including John Dunn, Brian Leitgeb, Andy Wagstaff, Matt Farr, Dave Rush, Kelly Richardson, Ike Olsson, Paul Ables, Matt Leptich, John Sipple, and Mike Gits step up every year, and organizations like Richardson, Les Schwab, Nike, the Hillsboro Hops, the Bend Elks, Coral Construction, the Old Timers Baseball Association of Portland, the NWBCA, Oregon City Sporting Goods, DeMarini, and Washington Park Advisors do as well. We’re lucky to have them as teammates and stewards of the game.”
The opener of the Richardson Oregon All-Star Series is set for Saturday, June 22. First pitch is slated for 3 pm. The series concludes on Sunday, June 23 with a single game starting at noon.
For more information, please visit: oregonallstarseries.com.
The Richardson Oregon High School Baseball All-Star Series showcases the top senior players from the state’s 5A and 6A classifications over a set of games held each third or fourth weekend in June. The All-Star Series thrived in The Dalles for decades (1971-2007) as the State-Metro Series and celebrated its 50th anniversary in its last year at Quinton Street Ball Park in The Dalles. Bend hosted the 5A Series in 2008 and 2009 while the 6A Series was held in McMinnville those same years before the two classifications combined to play a 5A/6A All-Star Series in McMinnville in 2010. The Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association moved the series to Corvallis in 2011. Reser’s Fine Foods was the title sponsor from 2011-2016; Daimler in 2017 and Freightliner Trucks from 2018-2019. For more info, visit: oregonallstarseries.com
Goss Stadium at Coleman Field is home to the three-time national champion Oregon State Beavers and ten-time West Coast League champion Corvallis Knights. Goss Stadium opened in 1999 and expanded in 2009 and 2015. The oldest continuous ballpark in the nation, the site of Oregon State University’s first varsity team in 1907, features a state-of-the-art video board, FieldTurf, the Omaha Club Room, Casey Corner and the TnT Builders Party Deck at Banners.
The Corvallis Knights are a member of the sixteen-team, wood-bat, summer collegiate West Coast League. The club is dedicated to accelerating prospect development, bettering its communities, and delivering affordable family entertainment. The team plays June-August at Goss Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University. Established in 1990, the club relocated to Corvallis in 2007. The team features top collegiate players and a full slate of entertaining promotions. For more info on the Knights, visit: corvallisknights.com
The West Coast League, established in 2005, is the premier summer collegiate wood-bat league in western North America. Member clubs include the Bellingham Bells, Bend Elks, Corvallis Knights, Cowlitz Black Bears, Edmonton Riverhawks, Kamloops NorthPaws, Kelowna Falcons, Nanaimo NightOwls, Port Angeles Lefties, Portland Pickles, Ridgefield Raptors, Springfield Drifters, Victoria HarbourCats, Walla Walla Sweets, Wenatchee AppleSox and Yakima Valley Pippins. Teams feature top players from schools from major conferences like the Pac-12, Big West and WCC. For more info on the West Coast League, visit: westcoastleague.com