2009 Softball News Archive


2009 - 2010 Season

(Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec)

(Mon., 2/7/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Olympic (High) Grads Lead OC
The Olympic College softball team has been to three straight NWAACC appearances under head coach Jessica Cabato. Olympic High School's Lexi Orteza, Kim Laur, and Miranda Sanderson are the three returners. Three players have also verbally committed for the 2012 season. (more>>)

(Sunday, May 23, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC's Season Ends at Tourney
The Olympic College softball team saw its season come to an end with a 10-0 loss to Wenatchee Valley at the NWAACC Championships at Delta Park Sunday. (more>>)

(Monday, May 17, 2010 - The Olympian)
Softball Team's 'Great Leader'
The Olympic College Rangers' success this season has been largely due to the leadership of pitcher Jacqui Bushor. (more>>)

(Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Lose Pair to Everett
The Olympic College softball team lost to Everett 4-3 and 8-7 in 10 innings but secured the #4 seed for the NWAACC Tournament in the process. Miranda Sanderson is leading the team with a .570 batting average for 2nd best in the NWAACC and pitcher Jacqui Bushor is 2nd in the NWAACC with a 0.76 ERA in 100 innings pitched (more>>). 

(Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Sweep Again
Olympic College's softball team swept a doubleheader for the second consecutive day Wednesday, beating Edmonds 17-1 and 20-0 in NWAACC North Division play. Both games went just five innings. OC led 3-1 in the opener before busting out with six runs in the fourth and eight more in the fifth. Rikki Picariello led the way with four RBI and two runs scored (more>>). 

(Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Softball Sweeps Up on Skagit
Miranda Sanderson went 6-for-8 with five RBI as the Olympic College Rangers swept an NWAACC North Division doubleheader against the Skagit Valley Cardinals. Lexi Ortega went 4-for-4 with two steals as OC (10-6, 17-19) won 9-4. (more>>). 

(Saturday, May 1, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Ranger Softball Splits
The Rangers ended a five-game losing skid with a split against Peninsula CC, but they still slipped into fourth place. The top four teams in the division make the NWAACC tournament later this month. Peninsula (5-4, 4-10) won the first game 4-2 before Olympic answered with a 4-1 win in the second game. For box score click (more>>).

(Friday, April 30, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Suffering from Lack of Offense
The Rangers' effort isn't matching their talent, says OC coach Jessica Cabato. When Olympic College started its softball season, the Rangers shot off to such a hot start - 7-1 in the NWAACC North Division - it may have led to a bit a lackadaisical attitude. Last Saturday, Everett CC swept the Rangers in a doubleheader, dropping them out of first place and into second. (more>>).  

(Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Take Two in Bellevue
Olympic College's softball team won both games of a doubleheader - 2-1 and 6-4 - against Bellevue in NWAACC action Tuesday. The Rangers (9-6, 7-1) took the opener by pushing across a run in the seventh inning. Rikki Picariello and Jacqui Bushor each had an RBI. In the nightcap, Oc scored four runs in the fifth inning to take control. Ronni Adkins had a double and two RBI. (more>>). 

(Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Splits Doubleheader
Despite 10 hits in the opener against Shoreline, the Olympic College Rangers softball team could only manage one run and lost the first game of a doubleheader against the Dolphins, 7-1. The Rangers bounced back with a tough 11-10 win in the nightcap of the NWAACC doubleheader. After falling behind 6-1 in the first inning of the second game, OC came alive offensively and scored six runs in the top of the second. (more>>).

(Saturday, March 27, 2010 - OC Athletic Dept.)
OC Softball Gets First Wins
Olympic College pitcher Jacqui Bushor won two games and finished with 24 total strikeouts as the Rangers softball team took two of three Saturday at the two-day Inter-Region tournament. OC beat Centralia 4-1 (box) and Clark 7-2 and lost to Lower Columbia 7-2 (box). 

(Saturday, March 13, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Swept at Tourney
The Olympic College Rangers had 20 hits, but managed just one run while losing games to Lower Columbia and Chemeketa College at the Inter-Region Tournament on Saturday. The Rangers (2-2) lost 2-1 to LC and 4-0 to Chemeketa. OC plays today at 9 a.m. against SW Oregon and 11 a.m. against Clackamas. (more>>) 

(Sunday, January 31, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Cabato Has High Expectations
You have got to like third-year Olympic College softball coach Jessica Cabato. She knows what she wants and does the things to get it done. While other OC athletic programs have sputtered in recent times, Cabato's softball program is among the elite in the Northwest Association of Community Colleges. In Cabato's first year, the Rangers placed third in the NWAACC, and last year she took her team to fourth place. (more>>)

(Sunday, May 17, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Sophomore Class Will Be Tough to Replace
Southwestern Oregon proved to be the nemesis for the Olympic College softball team. The Lakers from Coos Bay, Ore., beat the Rangers twice during the regular season and they knocked Olympic into the loser's bracket of the 16-team NWAACC tournament during the first round on Friday. On Sunday, SW Oregon ended OC's tourney-run with a 4-0 victory at Delta Park in Portland, Ore. (more>>)

(Friday, May 15, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Softball Still Alive at NWAACCs
The Olympic College softball team split its two games Friday at the first day of the NWAACC tournament. OC was blanked in the opener by Southwest Oregon 7-0. OC is 0-3 against SW Oregon this season. OC (25-13) rebounded in the second game, staying alive by beating Pierce 11-0. Erick Quint pitched both games for OC. Amy Renfrow hit a homer in the second game. (more>>)

(Thursday, May 7, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Take Three From Skagit
Olympic College's fastpitch team pulled off a rare regular-season feat Thursday by winning three games in the same day. The Rangers beat Skagit Valley three times. The first game — a 11-0 OC win — was a makeup from a rain-out earlier this week. OC then swept Thursday's regularly-scheduled doubleheader 20-1 and 10-0. All three
games lasted five innings. (more>>)

(Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Win One Before Rains Came
Olympic College's fastpitch team beat Skagit Valley 14-7 in the first game of a NWAACC doubleheader Tuesday before rain brought things to a halt. The Rangers led 2-0 in the second game when play was called in the bottom of the second inning. The game will be replayed at a date yet to be determined. (more>>)

(Friday, May 1, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Sweep Softball Doubleheader
Kirsti Cosgrove's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a softball sweep for the Olympic College Rangers. Cosgrove's hit capped a five-run rally in the nightcap of an NWAACC North Division doubleheader. (more>>)

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April 2009

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(Saturday, April 25, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Softball Splits With Shoreline
The Olympic Rangers split their NWAACC North Division softball doubleheader against Shoreline on Saturday. The Rangers beat Shoreline 4-1 in the opener, but dropped the nightcap 3-2. (more>>)

(Friday, April 24, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Waste Peapea's Big Day
Natalie Peapea hit two two-run homers in the nightcap, but Olympic College was swept in an NWAACC North Division doubleheader by division-leading Bellevue. OC (14-10, 7-5) lost the opener 3-0 and the second game 5-4, to the Bulldogs (19-9, 11-3) (more>>)

(Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Quint Nothing But Perfect in Sweep
Erika Quint tossed a couple no-hitters last season. Her first of the 2009 campaign was better than just a no-hitter. Quint threw a perfect game Tuesday as Olympic swept winless Edmonds in an NWAACC North Division doubleheader. Quint struck out 10 in a five-inning, 9-0 win in the first game. She picked up the win relief in the nightcap, a 4-2 win. (more>>

(Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Rangers Ride the Mighty Right Arm of CK's Erika Quint
Last softball season the Olympic College Rangers rode the wonderful arm of Erika Quint all the way to third place in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament. It was a surprising drive by a program that has seen plenty of lean times. But it was no surprise to coach Jessica Cabato, like Quint a pitcher out of Central Kitsap, who then went on to play at Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla. for two years. (more>>)

(Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Softball Splits Twin Bill
Olympic College's softball team finished the weekend by winning one of two games at the Skagit Valley Inter-Region tournament Sunday. The Rangers (6-4), who defeated Clark 4-1 and Chemeketa 3-0 on Saturday, beat Mount Hood 6-2 and lost to Columbia River 9-4. (more>>)

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March 2009

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(Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Split Softball Twinbill
The Olympic College Rangers opened NWAACC North Division softball play with a split against Shoreline (7-7, 1-1). OC (3-3, 1-1) won the opener 9-2. Erick Quint gave up only two runs on one hit. Sam McInnis went 3-for-4 with four RBI. She had an RBI double in the second inning and added a two-run single in the fifth, an inning she had two singles. (more>>)

(Saturday, March 21, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Ranger Softball Opens with Losses
The Olympic College softball team, which finished third in the NWAACC tourney last year, fell to Lower Columbia and Southwest Oregon Saturday at the Lower Columbia tournament. Lower Columbia beat the Rangers in the opener 9-2 and SW Oregon won the late game, 3-2 on a walk-off home run. (more>>)

(Friday, March 20, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Looking for More Softball Success
You can bet whatever you have left in your 401k that the Olympic College softball team will not sneak up on anybody this year. Not after what they did last season, winning 31 games and finishing third at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Tournament tournament. So when the Rangers open the 2009 season today and Sunday at Vancouver against defending NWAACC champion Lower Columbia and runner-up Mount Hood, it will be with the expectation they won't be taken for grant, as has been the case for much of the last 26 years since OC finished third in 1983. (more>>)

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Athletic Dept. Press Releases

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