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Happy birthday, Jordyn Ragan!

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Quirke sends Raiders to World Series

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Lauren Quirke

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @quirkey_15

Lauren Quirke came into today’s game with SOU down 3-1. She went on to pitch for 4 innings, giving up zero runs, and scored the game-winning run in the 7th inning to clinch the opening round of the NAIA playoffs for the Raiders.

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 playing for an “easy” Sunday today at 2

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Lauren Quirke

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @quirkey_15 ‏

Today at 2 p.m. Southern Oregon will face off against Oregon Tech, a team which has dominated the conference this year–except when they play SOU. Against everyone else, the Owls are 23-1, but the Raiders are a perfect 3-0 against Tech.

A win today means just one win will be necessary on Sunday to win the tournament. A loss today means three wins will be required on Sunday. Winning the tournament may be necessary to keep a top six ranking and a “pole position” in the NAIA College World Series.

Team of the Week

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

Details here.

Two more softball games today

Throw her out

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

Throw some thermals on and head over to the fields, 11 and 1.

Players of the Week

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Lauren Quirke

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

Details here.

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Zach Beltz

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Arianna Daniel

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