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Happy birthday, Jordyn Ragan!

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Parade Day! Massey moves Raiders to #1 with #1 strength of schedule

2019 final computer rankings for NAIA softball

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Parade details here.

The Raiders were ranked by Massey in the #3 to #5 range all year, with the teams above Southern Oregon showing better records but weaker schedules (SoS above). In the end, SOU didn’t have the best record, but they had the toughest schedule, and, most importantly, they beat the teams with the better won-loss percentages in the World Series to bring home the national championship.

The Cascade Conference was the only conference with four teams in the top 18. In fact, no other conference had more than two teams in the top 25.

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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.

Players of the Week

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Gabby Sandoval

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @gabbysandoval14

Details here.

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Kevin Tunnell

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Hannah Shimek

Team of the Week

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @paigemleeper @taylerrwalkerr @quirkey_15 ‏

Details here.

Raiders going for another sweep today

Nice to meet you

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

Details here.

Let’s play two, or three…

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Hannah Shimek

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @SOU_Football

After last night’s World Series marathon, how about another eight hours of games? Softball is playing a triple header beginning at 10 in Ashland, football is on the TV at Oaktree (or Northwest for all ages) at noon, and volleyball is happening at 5.

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Tyler Dean

Player of the Week

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Hannah Shimek

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

Details here.

Raiders win streak ends at 12 victories

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Hannah Shimek

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

The good news is the second game in today’s doubleheader doesn’t count against SOU’s conference record (which now stands at 10-2).

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