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2008 Softball News Archive



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May 2008

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(Sunday, May 18, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Finishes 3rd at NWAACC
It took 25 years, but the Olympic College softball team put itself back on the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges map with a third-place finish on Sunday. OC beat Walla Walla in a loser-out game, 3-1, then lost to Mount Hood 4-2 in the second semifinal. (more>>)

(Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
NWAACC Championships: Rangers Softball Still Alive
The Olympic College softball team is still alive in the NWAACC tournament after winning one of two games on Saturday. After winning both its Friday games, OC fell in the quarterfinals 2-0 against Mount Hood, then beat Blue Mountain 1-0 in a loser's bracket game. (more>>)

(Friday, May 16, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports
Rangers Make NWAACC Semis
In one game, they broke out the big lumber. In the next the squeaked by with the small ball. But they won both and the Olympic College Rangers advanced to the NWAACC softball tournament quarterfinals Friday. (more>>)

(Monday, May 12, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Ailing Coach Sees a Team Pull Together
Coach Jessica Cabato has battled a mysterious ailment, and her team has battled to the NWAACC Championships.
When Jessica Cabato took over the Olympic College softball program this season, she was expecting to be a hands-on coach. The 2000 Central Kitsap High School graduate wanted to be involved in running daily practices, coaching games and being a mentor and counselor to her players — everything a head coach is entrusted to do. (more>>)

(Friday, May 9, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Winburn Makes the Most of Sophomore Day
Sophomore day was a one-player affair Friday. And she made the most if. Niki Winburn, the only sophomore on Olympic College's softball team, hit her first home run, a solo shot, as Olympic College won the nightcap of an NWAACC North Division doubleheader 1-0 on Friday. (more>>)

(Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Sweep All But Clinches Second for Rangers
Olympic College's softball team all but wrapped up second place in the NWAACC North Division by sweeping third-place Everett 8-2 and 7-1 on Monday. The Rangers (24-11, 23-8), who have won four straight and 11 of their past 13 games, will clinch the No. 2 seed to the May 16-18 NWAACC Championships in Portland with one more win. OC hosts Skagit Valley Friday at 2 p.m. at Lions Park, and is scheduled to host Edmonds Saturday at noon, but the Tritons have been forfeiting games because of a lack of players. Bellevue, swept by OC last week, has clinched the No. 1 seed. (more>>)

(Saturday, May 3, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Sweep Peninsula
The Olympic College fastpitch team made quick work of their doubleheader opponent Peninsula on Saturday, beating the Pirates 8-0 in the first game and 10-2 in the nightcap. The Rangers (22-11 overall, 21-8 conference) are in second place in the North Division with three regular season games remaining before the team heads to Portland, Ore., for the conference championships, May 16-18. (more>>)

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April 2008

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(Saturday, April 26, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Quint, Rangers Sweep Bellevue
Olympic College's softball team handed Bellevue its first two league losses of the season Saturday — 2-1 and 2-0 — during a NWAACC doubleheader. Rangers pitcher Erika Quint, a Central Kitsap graduate, shut down a powerful Bulldogs lineup, allowing just seven hits in 14 innings of play. (more>>)

(Friday, April 25, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Beat Up Last-Place Edmonds; Face First-Place Bellevue Olympic College banged 34 hits in 10 innings while sweeping last place Edmonds 14-1 and 9-1 in an NWAACC North softball doubleheader Friday. It gets tougher today as the second-place Rangers (18-10, 17-7 North) face first-place Bellevue (25-2, 18-0) in a noon doubleheader at Lions Park. (more>>)

(Thursday, April 24, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Splits Twinbilll With Everett
Erika Quint threw a two-hitter as the Olympic College softball team split an NWAACC North Division doubleheader with Everett on Thursday. (more>>)

(Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Sweeps Skagit Valley
Olympic College's softball team had its bats going in full force Tuesday as the Rangers combined for 31 hits to sweep a NWAACC North Division doubleheader Skagit Valley, 5-3 and 10-5. (more>>)

(Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Sweeps Peninsula
It took the Olympic College softball team a little longer than usual, but the Rangers earned a doubleheader sweep of Peninsula on Thursday in NWAACC action. (more>>)

(Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Split Softball Twinbill
Erika Quint's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh salvaged a split of an NWAACC North Division doubleheader with Everett on Tuesday. Amy Renfrow drove in two runs in the first inning of the nightcap, a 3-2 OC win. (more>>)

(Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Renfrow, Rangers Sock Shoreline
Amy Renfrow blasted three home runs as the Olympic College softball team swept a doubleheader at Shoreline —10-5 and 5-2 — Tuesday in NWAACC action. Renfrow, a freshman catcher from Central Kitsap High, hit a grand slam and a two-run shot to finish with six RBI in the first game, which lasted only five innings. (more>>)

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March 2008

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(Saturday, March 22, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Splits with Shoreline
Olympic College's softball team picked up its first victory of the season Saturday, winning one of two against Shoreline during a NWAACC home doubleheader. (more>>)

(Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC's Surprise Softball Coach
When Clay Blackwood left for a new job at The Evergreen State College, he departed knowing the Olympic College softball program he left behind was in good health. Sadly, Blackwood's replacement as head coach, Jessica Cabato, is currently ill and doctors so far have not discovered why. Cabato had surgery in November to remove an ovary and has been sick since. (more>>)

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