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SOU softball off to hot start

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2017 Southern Oregon University softball team

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The big question for this season was pitching. Gabby Sandoval, a true freshman, appears to be the answer to the question. Sandoval is now 6-0 on the season, and SOU is 8-1 overall.

The home opener is just over three weeks away.

Softball awards

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Kayleen Smith – 1st Team

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The 10-team Cascade Conference announced the conference awards for softball this morning. The Conference Champion Raiders earned a large chunk of them. Details here.

sou softball Jessica Pistole

Jessica Pistole – Coach of the Year

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Kelsey Randall – Gold Glove and 1st Team

sou softball Victoria Mackey

Victoria Mackey – 2nd Team

sou softball alexa gonzalez

Alexa Gonzalez – Gold Glove

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Tyler Burke – Honorable Mention

sou softball sydney white

Sydney White – 1st Team

Raiders survive day two

sou softball Kelsey Randall

Kelsey Randall

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After a near miss on day one, Southern Oregon went 2-0 on day two to earn a Sunday game.

The Raiders beat Corban, with an offensive explosion (16-5), for the first time this year. The other four SOU-Corban games weren’t nearly as important as this one so their timing was good.

If SOU can get by Great Falls Sunday morning (11 a.m. start), they will earn a trip to Regionals. They will then need to beat Eastern Oregon twice to win the tournament. It seems a bit unfair that the Raiders will have to win five games to win the tournament while EOU will only need to win four (and Eastern didn’t have to play Oregon Tech–a team they didn’t beat all season), especially since SOU won the conference and was the #1 seed, but, unfortunately, that’s the nature of things.

sou softball Alexa Gonzalez

Alexa Gonzalez

sou softball Aaliyah Oliver

Aaliyah Oliver

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2016 SOU softball team

Abigail Lund

Abigail Lund

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Amelia Hensler

Out at home …

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Kelsey Randall tagged out at home after OIT catcher blocked direct access to the plate

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… or was she safe?

SOU beat Oregon Tech this morning in extra innings to continue their season. They play again at 4:30 today (5/7/16).

The call above could have been the difference in the game though. The umpire ruled the runner was out without considering the obstruction rule. Here it is:

9.4.1 Obstruction is the intentional or unintentional act of a defensive team member that hinders or impedes the progress of a runner who is legally running bases, unless the fielder is in possession of the ball, in the act of fielding a batted ball, or in the act of catching a thrown ball.

Notes:
1. The defensive player must be in the process of catching the ball and not merely positioning, waiting for a throw to arrive.

So did the defensive player position and/or wait for a throw to arrive while obstructing home plate? You be the judge:

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Oregon Tech catcher blocking (obstructing) home plate without the ball

Another odd thing about this play is (in the series of seven photos showing the entire sequence that I have) the umpire began calling the runner out (with his fist) long before the tag was made. The top photo is the last in the sequence, and it’s the first showing a tag. The umpire was opening his clenched fist in this photo. He had an “out fist” in the three photos prior to this one before the tag.

Players and Team of the Week

SOU softball Kelsey Randall

Kelsey Randall

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A 5-1 weekend, including two wins over ranked teams, netted the Raiders Team of the Week honors yesterday. Today Kelsey Randall was named Offensive Player of the Week, and 6-0 Victoria Mackey was named Pitcher of the Week. Randall is a sophomore and Mackey is a freshman. The future looks bright for SOU softball.

SOU softball begins this week

Turning Two

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The first home game isn’t until March, but the Raiders will play a bunch of games in February, mostly in California, beginning Friday.

SOU Women’s Soccer begin 2015 season

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Kelsey Randall (#2) and Presley Lambert (#14)

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The Raiders begin their new season today on the road. They play at home against Oregon Tech on September 2 at 6 p.m.

Happy birthday, Brianne Craig!

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NAIA All-American

2015 Black and Red All-Sports Awards Matt Sayre Kelsey Randall

Kelsey Randall receiving Softball Athlete of the Year Award from Matt Sayre @ 2015 Black and Red All-Sports Awards

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Details here.

Randall and Craig make All-CCC Team

SOU softball Kelsey Randall

Kelsey Randall

@SOU_Softball @SOURaiders @bri1310 @A_Dirty3 @Kelsee_R

Kelsey Randall and Brianne Craig made the all-conference team the Cascade Collegiate Conference announced today. Alexa Gonzalez received honorable mention. With a combined six more seasons of eligibility remaining between the three of them, the future looks bright for Raider softball. Kelsey and Brianne were also Gold Glove Award winners at their positions. Only one player from each position (in the 8-team conference) is awarded a gold glove.

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