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Happy birthday, Deja Acosta!

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Deja Acosta

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @katie_mac0807 @dejaacosta24

2023 SOU softball championship parade

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2023 SOU Softball National Champions Parade (June 6, 2023)

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Deja Acosta

SOU President Rick Bailey addresses the crowd

Coach of the Year Jessica Pistole and World Series MVP Cayla Williams

2023 NAIA Softball World Series All-Tournament Team and MVP

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Cayla Williams – All Tournament Team AND MVP

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Riley Donovan – All Tournament Team

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Sarah Kerling – All Tournament Team

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Deja Acosta – All Tournament Team

Your 2023 NAIA Softball National Champions!

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National Championship Game watch party at Raider Stadium

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Details here.

2023 SOU Raiders Softball Team

SOU softball earns a trip to the finals

2023 NAIA softball world series

2023 NAIA Softball World Series Bracket

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You can watch Wednesday’s game at 2 PDT at Oak Tree or on ESPN3.

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2023 Southern Oregon University Softball

2023 CCC Softball Awards

2023 Cascade Conference Softball Statistics

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The question that most people must be asking after seeing who won Player of the Year is how can the reigning National Player of the Year, who is having a very similar season as last, not have received the award? I have no idea. You’ll have to ask the coaches.

The article states that it’s because Loffer has the most walks and runs scored. However, Riley has a much higher batting average, more hits, almost twice as many RBIs, seven more HRs, more than 120 points higher in slugging percentage, and 20 more total bases in the exact same number of games. Total bases is a far more important stat than runs or RBIs as the latter two have a lot to do with where one bats in the lineup. Another way to neutralize the fact that Loffer leads off and Riley hits third is to add runs and RBIs. Again, Riley exceeds Loffer by a decent margin (120 for Donovan vs. 108 for Loffer).

Maybe it was defense then? In conference play, Donovan’s fielding percentage was .991; Loffer’s was .936. Hmmmmm…

This seems like an effort on the coaches’ part to “spread the awards” instead of awarding them to the most deserving.

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Deja Acosta

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Cayla Williams

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Riley Donovan

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Katie Machado

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Sarah Kerling

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Lauren Weinberg

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Sammie Pemberton

Player of the Week

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Deja Acosta

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You make the call

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Last weekend featured the first games of the year for SOU softball. Maybe some people, including the umpires, were a little bit rusty?

I think I noticed at least five questionable calls and was able to photograph three of them.

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Ashton Cathey

On the above play, the runner was called “safe”.

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Deja Acosta

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Deja Acosta

The hit below was ruled an out because, according to the umpire behind the plate, at the moment of bat-ball contact, the batter was outside the lines of the batter’s box. First of all, by this point in the second game of a doubleheader, the lines of the batter’s box are mostly gone. Second, the photo below is after the moment of bat-ball contact. She was actually even more in the box when bat-ball contact happened. Finally, how can an umpire behind the plate, who is simultaneously calling balls and strikes, see where a batter’s feet are at the moment they make contact? Aren’t they probably looking at the location of the batter’s feet a second after contact is made at best?

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Sarah Kerling

Happy birthday, Deja Acosta!

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Deja Acosta sliding into second with another stolen base

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Happy birthday, Piper Love!

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Piper Love touching ’em all (February 26, 2022)

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