CORVALLIS, Ore. — Another week of dominating play from Southern Oregon University and Oregon Tech softball as both teams wrapped up non-conference play with weekend sweeps. Included in their success, two of their players earning player of the week honors.
For the Raiders, it was two-way senior Lauren Quirke who wowed with her pitching and hitting this past weekend. She was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference's softball 'Pitcher of the Week' because of her success from the circle. Against George Fox on Friday, Quirke threw the first perfect game in Raider history since the program was restarted in 2001. On Saturday against No. 23 Corban, Quirke gave up just three hits and no earned runs while also swatting a two-run homer in the first inning.
In Klamath Falls, the Owls put on an offensive clinic, scoring 42 runs in their 4-game sweep of Northwest University. Part of the domination from the batter's box was thanks to McKenna Armantrout. The junior went 12-for-16 against the Eagles pitching, driving in ten runs and scoring eight of her own. Thanks to the weekend's effort, she now currently ranks in the top-25 in all of the NAIA in nine offensive categories.
Both teams begin conference play on the road with SOU headed to Eugene to take on Bushnell University and OIT driving out to Great Falls, Montana to play the University of Providence. Both will play doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.