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NAIA Softball World Series begins tomorrow

Stealing Second

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Details here.

You can watch the game in Ashland at Oaktree (and maybe the other usual places–Northwest Pizza, RedZone, etc.)

Note that Thursday’s game has been postponed until 7 a.m. PDT on Friday due to weather.

Happy birthday, Harlee Donovan!

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2018 NAIA Softball Player of the Year Harlee Donovan

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Quirke sends Raiders to World Series

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Lauren Quirke

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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.

SOU wins again, major upsets elsewhere

Touch 'em all

Raiders celebrate as Tayler Walker rounds the bases after crushing a home run to left center

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @taylerrwalkerr

The Raiders will play tomorrow at 11 a.m. They need win only once. Their opponent will need to win two in a row.

Around the NAIA, #1 Oklahoma S&A, #2 Marian, and #5 Lindsey Wilson all lost (although none have been eliminated yet). Oregon Tech is undefeated as well.

Cascade Conference strong on day one of NAIA Softball Opening Round

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Olivia Mackey went 2 for 2 with a walk and 3 RBI in SOU’s 5-0 win

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @livvv_mackey

All four CCC teams won today, including the #3 seeds College of Idaho and Corban in “upsets”. A couple of the top teams in the country almost lost. Undefeated #2 Marian won in extras and #5 Lindsay Wilson had a similar result, but both will make it to day two without a loss.

SOU will face Hope International tomorrow in Medford at 11 a.m. The winner will make it to day three only needing to win one more time for the right to go to the NAIA Softball World Series.

Players of the Week

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Details here.

NAIA Softball Opening Round begins today in Medford

Rally time

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Unless you are teaching a class at the time, like I am, get on over to U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford at 1:30 today for first game action. More details here and here.

2019 Belly Flop Championship Winner

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As promised, your winner of the 2019 Belly Flop Championship. I’m sure the healing properties of the water jump fixed that nasty wounded knee.

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2019 Belly Flop Championship Runner Up

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Most years, this would be our champion. However, as you will see tomorrow, our runner up lacked two things our 2019 champion had going for him–blood and glasses.

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NAIA Softball Opening Round predictions

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Tayler Walker

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @taylerrwalkerr

Game times are posted here.

Let’s take a look at what Massey “thinks”. Massey dropped the Raiders from the #4 spot after the two losses to College of Idaho a couple weeks ago. However, the Raiders have risen back to #5 on Massey after winning the conference tournament without a loss. The coaches left the Raiders at #4.

2019 Massey NAIA Softball rankings (May 9, 2019)

The coaches have Hope International at #11, but Massey has them at #14. Massey and the coaches disagree on Marymount and Taylor as well. The coaches have them at #30 and #28 while Massey has them as #20 and #35.

Massey gives the Raiders an 80% chance of beating Taylor, 72% chance against Marymount, and 68% chance against Hope. I’m not sure what chance that gives the Raiders in a double-elimination format, but probably a number well over 90% against these three teams. According to Massey, SOU has had a more challenging strength of schedule than their three opening round opponents. Oregon Tech and Corban are both in Massey’s top 20, and the Raiders went a combined 12-1 against them.

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