(Wed., 4/9/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
OC Softball Blank the Cardinals
The Olympic College Softball team beat Skagit valley 9-0 in 6 innings in a NWAACC North region game on Tuesday, 8 April. The second game of the twin bill was rained out and will be made up as part of a triple header on May 3.
Ashley Chamberlin gave up three hits and struck out 8 to pick up the shutout. Jordyn Nickolson was 4-4, with a triple and 2 RBI, Cassady Orstad was 3-3 with 2 RBI, and Alexa Ekonomakis was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Mariah Frazier and Nickolson were outstanding in the field, completing two 6-4-3 double plays, and Orstad made an outstanding throw from right field to nail a Skagit valley player at 3rd.
Coach Danny Haas felt this was the best game the Lady Rangers have played all season as they were outstanding on defense, hit throughout the line-up, and got consistent pitching from Chamberlin. OC is at Pierce on Thursday.(Game Stats)
(Wed., 4/2/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Lady Rangers Split with Bellevue
Olympic College split its NWAACC North Region softball doubleheader with perennial powerhouse Bellevue on Tuesday at Lions Park.
The Rangers won the opener 5-3 and lost the nightcap 9-3.
It had been awhile since OC (5-9 overall, 1-1 NWAACC) had taken a game from Bellevue (10-7, 1-1), which has won seven of the last nine North titles, including the last three.
Freshman pitcher Ashley Chamberlin was solid and the Rangers erased a 3-2 deficit in the opener with a three-run sixth. Jordyn Nickolson and Greta Coleman opened with singles, and after being bunted to second, Chamberlin singled in the tying run. OC scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice and added an insurance run when the Bulldogs booted a grounder.
Freshman Mariah Frazier hit a two-run homer in the fourth to tie the second game 3-3, but Bellevue took advantage of an OC error and scored six unearned runs in the fifth. Eight of Bellevue’s nine runs were the result of two costly errors, spoiling an otherwise solid defensive effort and quality pitching from both Erika Henderson and Christina Bigelow.
Frazier, the OC Shortstop, was stellar in the field both games, making several outstanding plays.
Second baseman Nickolson, a freshman middle infielder, was 3 for 4 with a double, walk and scored three runs on the day. Coleman was 3 for 6.
The Rangers host Douglas, B.C., in a noon doubleheader on Saturday at Lions.
(Mon., 3/24/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
OC Softball Gets Untracked
Olympic College sophomore pitcher Erika Henderson pitched a complete game, allowing just one run and four hits as Olympic College beat Clark College 6-1 on Sunday to stop a five-game losing streak at a tournament in Portland. OC lost 7-4 to Lower Columbia (8-1) earlier in the day. Olympic out-hit LCC 8-5, but left 11 runners on base (including the bases loaded twice) and made four errors, which led to six unearned runs. Freshmen Amanda Johnson was 2-for-4 with a two-run double and Brooklynn Bailey also had a 2 run double against Clark (4-6). Greta Coleman homered.
Olympic (4-8) has played a very tough early season schedule, including six games against teams with a combined 46-6 record. They are off until April 1, when the Rangers open NWAACC North Division against perennial league champion Bellevue with a doubleheader at Lions Park.
(Thurs., 3/13/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Highline Nips OC Softball for Pair of Wins
Highline scrapped for 2-1 and 7-6 victories over Olympic College’s softball team in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday. The Rangers (3-5) hit the ball hard, but couldn’t find holes in the opener. Alexa Ekonomakis’ second-inning homer was their only run. Hayley Craddock tossed a three-hitter and belted a two-run home run for Highline (3-1). In the nightcap, OC stranded 10 runners and wasn’t able to hold 5-3 and 6-5 leads. The Rangers are off until the March 22-23 Inter-Region tournament at Delta Park in Portland, Ore.
(Mon., 3/10/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Softball Rallies; Back to Even
After being rained out on Saturday, the Lady Rangers rallied for two softball victories at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey on Sunday to even its record at 3-3. The Rangers scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Southwest Oregon 8-7. Ashley Lockhart delivered a two-strike, two-run double to tie it and Greta Coleman laced a shot to the gap in right-center, also with an 0-2 count, with the bases loaded to win it. OC defeated South Puget Sound 7-4 in eighth innings in its second game. Coleman was 6-for-9 with three doubles and five RBI for the day. Lockhart was 5-for-9 and Ashley Chamberlin hit two homers, a three-run shot in the first game and a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth inning of the opener. Pitcher Erika Henderson got both victories, relieving in the seventh inning of the opener and pitching all eight innings of the second game. Olympic continues it's non-conference schedule on Wednesday, March 12th with a doubleheader at Highline.
(Mon., 3/3/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)