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Murderers’ Row

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2019 SOU softball starting lineup

@allie_stines @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @__averymarie @quirkey_15 ‏@livvv_mackey @ShimekHannah @paigemleeper @taylerrwalkerr @HannahWessel1 ‏@tiiaannaa_

“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.

Team of the Week

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

Details here.

Players of the Week

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Tayler Walker gives Allie Stines a high five after one of Allie’s nine runs scored

@allie_stines @SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @gabbysandoval14

Details here.

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Gabby Sandoval

#1 seed

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#1 Tayler Walker

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The Raiders are the #1 seed in the NAIA Softball Opening Round. The opening round will take place May 14-16 at Medford’s U.S. Cellular Community Park. Game time on May 14 is 1:30 vs. Simpson.

CCC Team of the Week

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2018 SOU Softball Championship Team

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @tiiaannaa_ @krissmauro @rebecks18 @taylerrwalkerr

Details here.

Gameday!

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Tayler “Stretch” Walker

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @taylerrwalkerr

A win at 2 today will put the Raiders in the Championship Game tomorrow.

“more memorable afternoons… in team history”

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Tayler Walker

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @taylerrwalkerr

When Karlee Coughlin came up to bat with two outs and runners on second and third in the final inning of the 0-0 game one of today’s doubleheader against #7-ranked Corban University I heard someone say, “they are crazy if they pitch to her.” After a 2-0 count we all agreed that they weren’t pitching to her. As it turns out, they were (since Tayler Walker was just as much of a threat batting behind her). They threw Karlee strikes later in the count, and she delivered–one of two walk off wins for the Raiders (three walk-off wins in the series). More details here.