2014 Softball News Archive


2014 Season

(Wed., 5/14/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
OC Softball Ends League with Two Wins
Five Olympic College sophomores played their last game at Lions Park on Tuesday and went out with a bang.  The Lady Rangers took both games from the visiting Tritons of Edmonds 6-5 in eight innings and 6-1 in game two.

OC (#14 seed) has one day to regroup before they head to Portland on Thursday for the NWAACC Tournament. They will face #3 seed Wenatchee Valley on Friday at 10:00 am at Delta Park.
(NWAACC Tourney Info)

(Tues., 5/13/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Lady Rangers Moving on to NWAACCs
With two huge comeback wins in both games against Everett, the Lady Rangers clenched the third place slot in the North and a trip to the NWAACC championship tournament.

Greta Colman had a walk off grand slam in the 7th for the go-ahead win in the first game.

OC wraps up the regular season against Edmonds on Tuesday at Lions Park where five sophomores will play their last home games as a Lady Ranger.
(Game Stats)

(Wed., 5/7/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
OC Softball Picks Up Two Big Wins
The Olympic College Rangers needed a pair of wins Tuesday to keep their NWAACC postseason hopes alive.

Alexa Ekonomakis delivered one win almost single-handedly against the Everett Trojans.

Ekonomakis hit two home runs in a nine-run second inning, tallying five RBIs, as the Rangers won the opener 14-5. Ekonomakis also delivered a two-singe in a five-run fourth. Aiding in the effort were Ashley Wright who was 3-3, Jordyn Nickolson who was 2-4 with 2 RBI, Greta Coleman who went 2-4 with an RBI.

The Rangers hit four home runs in the nightcap, an 11-6 win. Chamberlin, Nickolson, Coleman, and Wright all went yard for the Lady Rangers.

Ashley Chamberlin went the distance for the Rangers in both games, picking up both wins.

Olympic (14-20, 7-9 league) and Everett (13-21, 7-9) are tied for third place in the North Region and have separated themselves from Edmonds (9-15, 6-12). The top four move onto the NWAACC tournament next weekend.

OC and Everett play in a makeup doubleheader on Thursday at Lions Park. OC wraps up the regular season against Edmonds on Saturday.
(Game Stats)

(Mon., 5/5/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Lady Rangers Take 2 of 3 at Home
OC Softball had a rainout game to make up with visiting Skagit Valley on Friday to make a double header, now a triple.  The Lady Rangers won the first game 2-0 including a homerun for Erika Henderson.
Game two, the Cardinals' bats were heating up against OC pitchers putting the Lady Rangers behind 2-8 before the bottom of the 5th inning.  That's when the Lady Rangers came alive. Greta Coleman hit a solo homerun, Ashley Wright had a 2 run homer, and Cassady Orstad had a 2 run double to make score 7-8 going into the top of the 6th.
After a quick 4 at bats, 3 outs, and no runs, the Lady Rangers were back in the dugout for their last chance to score.  With two outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Alexa Ekonomakis hit a line drive single to right field scoring 2 runs and clenching the second win of the night 9-8.
Game 3 was a back and forth fight that OC came up a little short in the end with a 6-10 loss.
(Game Stats)

(Wed., 4/30/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Lady Rangers Struggle in Canada 
OC Softball was in British Columbia all day Tuesday for a double header against the Royals of Douglas College. Both games resulted in a loss for the Lady Rangers. 
(Game Stats)

(Mon., 4/28/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
OC Drops Two to Bellevue 
The Lady Rangers matched up against the Bellevue Bulldogs on Friday for their second series this season.  They were on neutral territory at the University of Washington's "Husky Stadium," but OC fell short both games in 4-9 and 0-2 losses respectively.
(Game Stats)

(Wed., 4/23/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
Rangers' Bats; Cold then Red Hot
Softball was in action on Tuesday in a double header series with host school, Edmonds College.  OC struggled in game one falling 1-9 as the Tritons got hot behind the plate. Game two proved to be a whole new ball game for the Lady Rangers winning 16-1 with 2 HR, 1 3B, 3 2B, and over 15 hits.  Erika Henderson was the winning pitcher for OC allowing just two hits.
(Game Stats)

(Mon., 4/14/2014 - OC Athletics Dept.)
OC Splits in the Crossover
The Lady Rangers were in Mount Vernon this weekend for the Skagit Valley Crossover.  Saturday They fell to Treasure Valley and beat Blue Mountain.  Sunday they capitalized on Pierce and lost a 5-6 heartbreaker to Chemeketa.  Softball hosts Everett on Friday at 1:00pm on Lions Field.
(Game Stats)

(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.)

Lady Rangers Struggle Opening Weekend
The OC Softball team was scheduled to play in a preseason tourney this weekend in Kelso.  Due to bad weather that event was cancelled but the Lady Rangers picked up some games in the southern region instead.  Friday's matchup at Delta Park saw a double header versus Mt. Hood.  The Saints finished third in the NWAACCs last year and returned 10 from that roster.  The Lady Rangers scored just 3 runs to the Saints 23 in the double header to fall 0-2.  Saturday's games against SW Oregon were slow to start but OC came on strong in the end and split 1-1 with the Lakers finishing the weekend 1-3 to start the 2014 season.
The Lady Rangers host Highline on Tuesday for the home opener at Lions Park.  Games to start at 1:00pm.
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