Northwest Independent Baseball League

Premier Adult Baseball for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington


Cascadia Division
Duane Wangenheim
AJ Ruffner


Eclipse Athletics
10950 SW 5th St,
Beaverton, OR
Mavericks thank
Frank Moon
for use of indoor
Practice Facilities

2015 Roster

AJ Ruffner - 24   Coach

Eric Blois - 23, OF, 3B

Tyler Burnett  7P, OF, 3B

Aaron Brandt 3 C

Cory Gilday 32 OF

Mike Hale 27 OF

Nick Kaarhus 4 OF

Chance Miles 26 1B OF

Quinn McLafferty - 22 OF, P

Hayden Miller 11 Inf C

Logwone Mitz - 34 OF

Victor Moreno 44   Inf P

Jared Nelson - 1 IF OF

Jake Otness  10 P

John Oppenhimer - 17 Inf OF

Andre Rauch - 25 P OF

Nathan Roshak - 19 C, P

Bill Rowe - 55 1B, P, OF

Austin Ruffner 15 - LHP OF

Cam Wachs 5 -  P

Alex Wallace 2 -  P



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Eric Zimmerman 2 OF

Tony Torcato - 35 OF DH

Josh Hagge - 6 OF

Duncan MacDougall - 16  2B

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Sundance Film Review:
‘The 1970's Battered Bastards of Baseball’
Duane Wangenheim - 
503 208 2009
2015 Roster 6/30
Coach (Inj)  A.J. Ruffner - 24 

Eric Blois - 23, OF, 3B
Tyler Burnett P, INF
Aaron Brandt - 3, C INF
Cory Gilday - 32 OF
Mike Hale - 20 OF

Nick Kaarhus 4 OF 3B
Quinn McLafferty - P, INF
Chance Miles 26 1B OF
Hayden Miller 11 INF C P
Logwone (Lo) Mitz - 34 OF
Victor Moreno - 44  INF P
Jared Nelson - 1 Inf. OF P
John Oppenhimer - 17 INF
Jake Otness - 10  P

Andre Rauch - 25 P OF 3B
Nathan Roshak - 19 C, OF, P
Bill Rowe - 55
 P,1B, OF
Austin Ruffner - 15 P OF
Cam Wachs -5  P
Alex Wallace 2 P

Duncan MacDougall - INF
Tony Torcato - 35 1B DH

Contact Duane Wangenheim
503 208 2009

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Josh Hagge - OF
Tony Tarcato Salem
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Credit Gary Borders

If you love baseball, or if you just enjoy a joyous, hilarious and inspiring story (albeit profanity-laced), then check out “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” on Netflix. It’s a 2014 documentary about the Portland Mavericks, an independent Class A minor-league baseball team founded in 1973 by Bing Russell — a retired actor who played Deputy Clem on “Bonanza” for 13 years. He is the dad of Kurt Russell, of “Tombstone” fame, who also played for the team as a young man and contributes heavily to the film. Russell jokes that his dad, who was a true showman, was killed 126 times on camera.

After “Bonanza” was canceled, Bing was out of a job and decided to start the team. And what a team of pot-bellied, beer-swilling, cigarette-smoking misfits they were! Russell held open tryouts to pick his players for what was the only minor league team in America not affiliated with a major league team. That means its players were almost certainly never going to make it to the big leagues. But it also meant Portland fans actually identified with the players, because they weren’t called up after a few months. The players stuck around. Fans nearly filled the cavernous stadium, setting attendance records for short-season minor-league baseball.

The Mavericks gave the fans plenty of reasons to return to the ballpark. This motley crew relied on speed and strong defense to beat the other teams in the Northwest League — who had nicer uniforms and flatter bellies. The Mavericks won the division title four straight seasons with a crew that included Jim Bouton. He was the former Yankee knuckleball pitcher who was ostracized after writing “Ball Four,” which exposed the seamier side of the game — drug use, womanizing and other unseemly behavior.

After its publication, no team would touch Bouton. He retired and took up acting. Five years later, he was playing with the Mavericks where he went 5-1 in his only season there. That prompted Ted Turner to sign him to pitch for the Atlanta Braves. Bouton is also semi-famous for taking a concoction invented by fellow Mavericks pitcher Rob Nelson — a bubblegum alternative to chewing tobacco — to the Wrigley company. And thus was born Big League Chew.

Russell kept 30 players on the roster, much higher than other teams, because he believed some players deserved a final chance to play ball. The team’s speedy outfielder, Reggie Thomas, later was rumored to be an FBI informant. He disappeared in 1984 and hasn’t been seen since. Pitcher Larry Colton quit teaching English to join the Mavericks. Five years earlier, he had made it to the big leagues for two innings. Colton later wrote a number of books, including one nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Then-batboy Todd Field, who contributes some of the film’s funniest and wittiest lines, grew up to become an acclaimed actor, screenwriter and director.

After five seasons, Major League Baseball had enough of being upstaged by Russell and his motley Mavericks. The league took back its territory and brought back a Class AAA team.

Portland fans were left only with fond memories of a team that kept a dog in the dugout, who would be allowed to wander out in the field if the Maverick’s pitcher needed a rest. Utility infielder JoGarza, would run around the stadium with a broom as the team “swept” its opponents.

“Battered Bastards” depicts a magical time in baseball, guys playing for $400 a month for fans who showed up in droves. And a grand time was had by all.

2014 Third Place Division Finish
2013 Third Place Willamette Division City Play Offs

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22 games with double elimination series

Games played most likely 1 weeknight  and 1 weekend slot per week

Games played in Portland at Walker & Sckavone Stadiums, Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Luke Jensen in Vancouver, Beaverton HS, Wilsonville HS Turf

Mavericks fee is $300 due 4/15 or (PayPal gives 6 month terms) + Hat.  The is jersey provided and returned end of season   Season start 4/26 ends mid-August



Are you are a former or current player who has
what it takes to compete?

2014 Player Contract

 We are gearing up for the 2014 Summer season! 

 We need pitchers, catchers and players who can play any position.
You have to believe your the best and play like you think.....
Players who play to win.
Players who put sportsmanship on and off the field fist.
Players who will give back to the Portland Community.
Tryout now!
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Are you a High School or College player that will graduate this year with a passion for playing baseball and your not ready to take off the cleats and hang up your glove?  Well get a Wood Bat, put the cleats back on and continue to play baseball next Summer 2014 in the Northwest Independent Baseball League.  Play on one of the 16 teams next summer.  You can continue playing competitive wood bat baseball, make new friends, network with league players, coaches, and managers.
Register Here for Summer 2014
and get back in the ball game.


If you have a baseball team from any of the cities below call for team placement information 503-208-2009
If you live in  any of these cities call about being placed on a team. If you played Baseball in Australia, England, Canada, Netherlands, Latin America, Cuba, South Africa, England, China, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Korea come out .

Mid Willamette Valley

Albany, Amity, Aurora, Brooks, Canby, , Corvallis, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dallas, Dayton, Dundee, Falls City, Gates, Gervais, Halsey, Harrisburg, Independence, Jefferson, Junction City, Keizer, Lebanon, Lowell, Lyons, McMinnville, Mill City, Molalla, Newberg, Oakridge, Salem, Scio, Sheridan, Silverton, Springfield, Stayton, St. Paul, Sublimity, Tangerit, Veneta, Waterloo, Willamina, Woodburn, Yamhill
Portland and Vicinity

Banks, Barlow, Beaverton, Camas, Canby, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Columbia City, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Marquam, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Rainier, Sandy, Scappoose, St. Helens, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, Vernonia, West Linn, Wilsonville, TUALATIN HILLS
Southwest Washington Cities

Aberdeen, Battle Ground, Camas, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Central Park, Centralia, Chehalis, Chinook, Cosmopolis, Elma, Ilwaco, Kelso, Kalama, Long Beach, Longview, McCleary, Montesano, Nahcotta, Naselle, Oakville, Ocean Park, Ocean Shores, Pe Ell, Raymond, Salkum, Seaview, Silverlake, Skamokawa, South Bend, Tokeland, Vancouver, Westport, Winlock, Woodland