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Happy birthday, Avery Morehead-Hutsell!

Steal that base

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Did you know that Avery had 23 stolen bases for the national champion Raiders this year? I’m confident she was called safe on the stolen base attempt, pictured above, as she was thrown out zero times when attempting to steal a base!

Big game at 5 PDT on ESPN3

Licking her chops

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Details here. If you don’t have access to ESPN3 at home, or prefer to watch with other fans, head on down to RedZone, Oaktree, or Northwest Pizza.

Murderers’ Row

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2019 SOU softball starting lineup

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“Murderers’ Row” refers to the 1927 Yankees, who batted a combined .307–shy of the Tigers’ record .316 in 1921. League averages were much higher then (about .290–similar to the NAIA softball average–compared to about .260 in recent decades for MLB).

Flash forward almost one hundred years to this group. They are hitting a combined .369 as a team (and even higher for this starting crew of nine). That puts them at #2 in the NAIA among teams with over 1,500 plate appearances (and #4 if that number is lowered to 1,300). In the 10-team Cascade Conference they have five of the top 12 hitters and all nine are in the top 25.

We’ll find out later today what three teams will be coming to Medford next week to try to prevent the Raiders from moving on to the NAIA Softball World Series in Springfield, Missouri. Last year SOU went in as the #8-ranked team (and knocked off #15 St. Francis to move on). This year they will likely go in ranked #4 or #5 and face two teams lower in the rankings as well as an unranked team.

Raiders maintain #4 ranking

In there, ahead of the tag

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Eight wins and no losses since the last coaches’ poll wasn’t enough to move SOU up in the rankings. However, the Raiders did move up to #4 on Massey for the first time this year. One good thing to note is the Raiders have the most difficult schedule (SoS on the graphic below), according to Massey Ratings, of the top four teams (Lindsey Wilson and Truett-McConnell are not in the coaches’ top four) which could prove useful to Southern Oregon come the NAIA Softball World Series.

Softball in Ashland this weekend

National Anthem

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The #3 SOU softball team hosts Northwest Christian this Friday and Saturday at University Field in Ashland. Both doubleheaders will start at 11 a.m. The Raiders swept #9 Oregon Tech last weekend, and Gabby Sandoval was the National Player of the Week. Not many home games remain, and you don’t want to miss checking out this team.

Team of the Week

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Avery Morehead-Hutsell

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Details here.

Softball home openers

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Avery Morehead-Hutsell is batting .433 so far this season with four stolen bases in four attempts

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The #3 ranked SOU Softball team begins Cascade Conference play at home at University Field (corner of Wightman and Iowa in Ashland) Friday and Saturday against Eastern Oregon.

Friday’s doubleheader is slated for 1 and 3, with Saturday’s doubleheader scheduled for 11 and 1.

Happy birthday, Avery Morehead-Hutsell!

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Avery Morehead-Hutsell

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2018 NAIA Softball World Series bracket

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Avery Morehead-Hutsell

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One week from today begins the 2018 NAIA Softball World Series. The Raiders will meet archnemesis Marian in the first game. (SOU beat Marian for the National Championship in football in 2014. Since then Southern Oregon is 0-3 with a football loss in 2015, a women’s basketball loss in 2016, and a softball loss in 2016.) It’s payback time!

I’m guessing the Raiders will be the only team there with at least four freshmen in their starting lineup. Those four freshmen have played amazing defense and hit a combined .351 this year.

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