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2021 NAIA Softball Player of the Year

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Lauren Quirke

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @quirkey_15

Did I jump the gun a month ago? Turns out, no.

Tomorrow I’ll post pics of the All-Americans.

Parade week

Details here.

2021 NAIA Softball All-Tournament Team and MVP

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @allie_stines @gabbysandoval14 @quirkey_15 @ShimekHannah @riles_cd

The Most Valuable Player

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Riley Donovan

All-Tournament Team

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Lauren Quirke

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Allie Stines

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Gabby Sandoval

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Hannah Shimek

Back-to-back National Champions!

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2020 and 2021 SOU Softball seniors

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Let’s Play Two

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Riley Donovan had two hits and two RBIs in the Raiders 3-2 win

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @riles_cd

5 p.m. PT start on ESPN3 for the winner-take-all championship game.


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Lauren Quirke

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @quirkey_15 @CCCSports #ThisIsTheCCC

After defeating two teams by a combined score of 18-0 yesterday, the Raiders will still need to beat OIT twice today for another national championship. First game is at 2 p.m. PT. You can watch on ESPN3.

The Cascade Conference will likely end the season with the #1, #2, and #3 ranked teams in the country.

Stayin’ Alive

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Hannah Shimek had three hits and scored two runs for SOU

@ShimekHannah @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

The Raiders eliminated Mount Mercy today, narrowing the NAIA Softball World Series field to just five teams. Next up is the winner of the Madonna vs. Bethany game (sounds like an 80s pop competition). The SOU vs winner game is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday.


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5 p.m. on the west coast (assuming the forecasted “scattered thunderstorms” don’t delay the game more). The usual outlets (Oaktree, etc.) are not showing the game due to Covid restrictions, but you can follow along for free or for under $10 with video here.

2021 NAIA Softball World Series Preview

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Tayler Walker

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With many of the highly-ranked teams eliminated during the opening round, the final-10 teams include many surprises, mostly surprises really. The CCC has the #1, #2, and #4 rankings. What other conference has achieved such a feat in any sport?

Massey has the CCC teams at #1, #2, and #5 (with the #3 and #4 teams already eliminated).

Let’s look at the first-round matchups according to Massey…

College of Idaho gets Ottawa, who Massey has at #21 and gives C of I a 70% chance of winning.
Oregon Tech gets the winner of Mount Mercy and Houston-Victoria, who Massey has at #47 and #57 respectively. Oregon Tech will win over 80% of the time against either team according to Massey.
SOU gets the winner of Milligan and Bethany, who Massey has at #30 and #86 respectively. The Raiders will win over 85% of the time against either team according to Massey.

The only non-CCC team in Massey’s top twenty that made the final 10 is Olivet, the #3 seed.

Games begin a week from today.

 2021 NAIA Softball World Series Bracket

2021 NAIA Softball World Series Bracket

Cascade Conference looking strong in softball

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2021 Southern Oregon University Softball Team

@CCCSports #ThisIsTheCCC @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

All three of the Cascade Conference softball teams that made the opening round are headed to Georgia for the NAIA College Softball World Series next week. Massey Ratings had all three teams in the top 20, with SOU and OIT in the top four. The coaches had OIT way down at #17. Massey did not have the coaches’ #2 and #3 in the top five. Perhaps not surprisingly, they are not headed to Georgia.

I’ll post more commentary on Massey and the Softball World Series once the site has been updated for the opening round games.

P.S. The above photo looks best if you click on it to get the original, high-resolution version.