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Ashland/Phoenix-Talent softball team advances to state

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Ashland Little League Softball’s Gabby Heiken


Details here.

Eric Burdon and The Animals @ Britt

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Eric Burdon and The Animals @ Britt Festival (6/17/16)

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Eric Burdon

Mt. Ashland 5k

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SOU Men’s Soccer Coach Biniam Afenegus running the 2015 Monster Dash 10k

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The July 9 race to the top of Mt. Ashland is now open for registration. T-shirts are available only if you register before June 16.

Freshman Joe Dotson earns All-American status

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Joe Dotson

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SOU freshman Joe Dotson came in 5th place in the decathlon at nationals for the Raiders today. More details here.

National Champion

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Jessa Perkinson

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Details and video here. She races in the 5k Saturday.

Grizzlies advance to Sweet 16

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Matt O’Donnell’s RBI triple in the second inning was out of reach for the Lebanon outfielder.
This hit proved to be all Ashland would need thanks to a fine pitching performance.


Ashland High School defeated Lebanon yesterday in Ashland, 4-0. Wilsonville will be coming to Ashland for the round of sixteen on Wednesday (5/25/16).

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Peyton Fuller threw a complete game (7 innings) shutout with 9 strikeouts

Deja Vu – SOU vs Marian

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2016 SOU Softball Team

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Strangely, Southern Oregon has to travel to Kentucky while Dickinson State (North Dakota) goes to Redding, just a couple hours from Ashland. SOU and Dickinson are only five spots from each other in the rankings so it doesn’t make much sense. Details here.

One year ago…

Levitating is not against the rules

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Raiders survive day two

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Kelsey Randall

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @Kelsee_R @A_Dirty3

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.

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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.

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.

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