Sports Update, Monday, June 3rd – Henley Girls & Boys Finish 2nd in State Championships

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Monday, June 3, 2019

The Banks Braves won the OSAA OnPoint Community Credit Union 4A State Championship Baseball game, beating the Henley Hornets Boys team, 3-1, on Saturday at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.

On the way there, they shattered school records and joined just two other high schools in recorded Oregon sports history by winning a “triple crown” — championship wins in baseball, basketball, and football — in a single school year.

The other schools that have done this are Medford High School accomplished a triple crown in 1959 – 1960, and North Valley High School in Grants Pass did the same in 1984-1985.

The Henley Girls Softball team also finished as state runner-up, losing in the title game for the second year in a row, 4-2, against LaGrande.  That game was played at the University of Oregon’s Jane Sanders Stadium.

As the Mariners look to restock their farm system, the 2019 MLB Draft looms large. And it certainly helps that Seattle will have four of the first 97 selections when Major League teams divvy up the top available amateur players in the country.

The 2019 Draft will take place today through Wednesday, beginning with today’s Draft preview show on MLB Network and at 3 p.m. PT. MLB Network will broadcast the first 41 picks (Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A), while will stream all 78 picks on Day 1. will also provide live pick-by-pick coverage of Rounds 3-10 on Day 2, beginning with a preview show at 9:30 a.m. PT. Then, Rounds 11-40 can be heard live on on Day 3, beginning at 9 a.m. PT.

The Mariners opting for right-handed pitcher George Kirby out of Elon University in North Carolina with their first-round selection, while listing Campbell University right-hander Seth Johnson and prep right-hander J.J. Goss out of Cypress Ranch, Texas, as other possibilities.

On the field,  Kyle Seager launched his first home run of the season Sunday, but there wasn’t much else to buoy a struggling Mariners squad in a 13-3 loss to the Angels in the series finale at T-Mobile Park.

Seager went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and a walk, hiking his average to .257 in nine games since returning from surgery on a torn tendon in his left hand that he underwent during Spring Training. But that did little to offset the ongoing issues for a club that has gone 12-35 since its surprising 13-2 start and has allowed 10 or more runs in 10 of its last 33 games.

Keep your ears open for a possibility of a return to head coaching for OSU’s Pat Casey.

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard the story.

Interim head coach Pat Bailey was basically a caretaker manager/head coach for the 2019 season, as former head coach Pat Casey decided to semi-retire after claiming last year’s College World Series title. However, all along the way, Casey has left the idea of a potential return to the program open, as noted frequently by many national and local sportswriters.

MLB Scores (from Sunday, June 2)

New York Mets1Final
Arizona Diamondbacks7
WMerrill Kelly (5-6)
LSteven Matz (4-4)
Detroit Tigers4Final
Atlanta Braves7
WTouki Toussaint (3-0)
LJoe Jimenez (2-3)
San Francisco Giants8Final
Baltimore Orioles1
WJeff Samardzija (3-4)
LGabriel Ynoa (0-2)
Cleveland Indians0Final
Chicago White Sox2
WLucas Giolito (8-1)
LZach Plesac (0-1)
SAlex Colome (12)
Washington Nationals4Final
Cincinnati Reds1
WMax Scherzer (3-5)
LSonny Gray (2-5)
SSean Doolittle (12)
Toronto Blue Jays1Final
Colorado Rockies5
WAntonio Senzatela (4-4)
LAaron Sanchez (3-6)
Philadelphia Phillies0Final
Los Angeles Dodgers8
WRich Hill (2-1)
LVince Velasquez (2-3)
Boston Red Sox8Final
New York Yankees5
WDavid Price (3-2)
LCC Sabathia (3-2)
SBrandon Workman (2)
Houston Astros6Final
Oakland Athletics4(12)
WJosh James (3-0)
LLou Trivino (2-3)
Milwaukee Brewers4Final
Pittsburgh Pirates2
WZach Davies (6-0)
LJordan Lyles (5-3)
SCorbin Burnes (1)
Miami Marlins9Final
San Diego Padres3
WTrevor Richards (3-5)
LMatt Strahm (2-5)
Los Angeles Angels13Final
Seattle Mariners3
WJose Suarez (1-0)
LMarco Gonzales (5-6)
Chicago Cubs1Final
St. Louis Cardinals2
WAdam Wainwright (5-5)
LCole Hamels (4-2)
SJohn Gant (3)
Minnesota Twins9Final
Tampa Bay Rays7
WJake Odorizzi (8-2)
LRyan Yarbrough (4-2)
STaylor Rogers (5)
Kansas City Royals1Final
Texas Rangers5
WAdrian Sampson (4-3)
LBrad Keller (3-7)

Oregon Tech to offer a Multitude of Summer Camps 

Oregon Tech will be offering Summer Youth Camps for basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball to the community and surrounding areas. These camps will provide children from the ages 5 through 18 with the opportunity to participate in various activities that will teach them teamwork and Improve their skills from Oregon Tech coaches and players. To register or more info go to

Soccer Camps 
Oregon Tech Soccer would like to announce the dates of the 2019 Summer Soccer Camps.  Held on campus at the turf Oregon Tech Soccer Field, this camp is designed to challenge aspiring youth athletes in a fun and supportive environment while improving their soccer skills.  Campers will learn under the guidance and supervision of the Oregon Tech Soccer Coaching Staff as well as current players.  Skill development and fun are the main goal of this camp with small-sided games set up every day in a fun and memorable atmosphere.

Youth Coed Day Session I – (Age: 7-17) 
Camp Session I: June 17-20, M-Th.  
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Drop-off opens at 8:30AM
Price: $109 standard registration, $99 for online registration if registered at least one (1) week in advance, $79 for OIT Employees.
Youth Coed Day Camp Session II – (Age: 7-17) 
Camp Session II: July 15-18, M-Th.
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Drop-off opens at 8:30AM
Price: $109 standard registration, $99 for online registration if registered at least one (1) week in advance, $79 for OIT Employees.

Click here to register Questions: Please contact Head Women’s Soccer Coach Brandon Porter at  or (541) 885-1626.

Basketball Camp

Oregon Tech basketball coaches Justin Parnell and Scott Meredith announced the OIT Summer Basketball Camps will run from June 24th through July 15th The Oregon Tech men’s and women’s basketball programs sponsor 6 sessions of youth basketball camps for ages 5-18, throughout the summer.  The morning sessions run 9am-11:45am and are designed with an emphasis on fundamental skills with afternoon sessions running from 1pm-3:30pm and focus on game settings. The Oregon Tech coaching staff and the current year’s players coach all of the sessions. Campers in each of the sessions will be placed in groups with the players of their own skill level. Camps are $109 for each child for each session ($99 if registering online).  All Campers will receive a 2019 Hustlin’ Owl Camp T-shirt and can be worn for free admission to all regular season home basketball games during the 2019-20 campaign (a $110 value). 

Camp 1
June 24-27
Session 1               Skills Camp            9:00A – 11:45A
Session 2               Game Camp           1:00P – 3:30P
Camp 2
July 8-11
Session 3               Skills Camp            9:00A – 11:45A
Session 4               Game Camp           1:00P – 3:30P
Camp 3
July 15-18
Session 5               Skills Camp            9:00A – 11:45A
Session 6               Game Camp           1:00P – 3:30P

Click here to Register  orContact Camp Directors  Justin Parnell or Scott Meredith 

Volleyball Camp

Oregon Tech volleyball coach Andrew Clifton has announced three volleyball camps held this summer at Danny Miles Court beginning July 25on the campus of Oregon Tech. 

Camps include a Youth Camp, Junior Camp, and Elite Camp. Youth and Junior camps run from July 25 thru July 27both are $80 to register.  Youth Campers will be taught the basic techniques, fundamentals and rules of volleyball through drills and games in a fun and positive environment. Youth camp is designed to introduce the great sport of volleyball to girls and boys entering the 5th grade and younger. Beginners and all levels are welcome! Click here for Information on Youth Camp 

Junior Campers will be taught the basic, intermediate and some advanced techniques, strategies and fundamentals of indoor volleyball in a fun yet challenging environment. All campers will be taken through a series of drills and games to improve their overall skill and knowledge of the game. This camp is designed for girls and boys entering the 6th to the 8th grade. Beginners are welcome! Click Here for more Information on Junior Camp. 

Elite camp is designed for experienced volleyball players who are entering the 9th to 12th grade. This three day camp offers twenty hours of on court instruction as well as in-game strategies and mental training. Athletes will be taken through eight practice sessions in three days where they will be taught everything from the basic fundamentals to high level techniques. Practice sessions will include specific position training, mastery of fundamentals, game speed drills, small group games and 6 v 6 games. Click Here for More Information on Elite Camp  

Softball Camp

The Oregon Tech softball team will be holding three separate camps, including 5 sessions, including an All-skills camp, a Pitching Camp and an advanced camp this summer at the new John and Lois Stilwell Stadium. (NO METAL CLEATS ALLOWED)

Advanced Camp (Session 1) Advanced Camp Thursday, August 1st- Friday, August 2nd
Ages: High School Only*(Incoming Freshman up to Seniors) Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (1 hour lunch break) – Fee: $125 Join the Oregon Tech coaching staff and current players as they cover drills and the proper mechanics of throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting in the morning, then play live games in the afternoon. *Limit of 40 Campers 

PITCHING CAMP (Sessions 2 & 3) – Saturday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 4th
Ages: Beginning Pitching Camp (Ages 7-12) Times: 8:00 am – 10:30 am – Fee: $100
Advanced Pitching Camp (Ages 13 -18) Times: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Fee: $100
This camp is designed to teach pitchers at all levels proper fundamentals, drills, and specific pitches according to their ability. * Each Camper must bring their own catcher

All SKILLS CAMP (Sessions 4 & 5) – Monday, August 12th – Wednesday, August 14th
Ages: Beginning All Skills Camp (Ages 7-12) Times: 9:00 am – 11:30 am – Fee: $125
Advanced All Skills Camp (Ages 13-18) Times: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Fee: $125
Join the Oregon Tech coaching staff and current players as they cover drills and the proper mechanics of throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting. 
Register online at
Contact: Head Coach Greg Stewart at 541-885-1629 or
All Camps Include an Oregon Tech Softball T-shirt.
All Campers need to bring appropriate practice gear (NO METAL CLEATS ALLOWED) (turf/tennis shoes, softball pants, t-shirt, bat, glove, helmet, etc.)
Please make checks payable to: Oregon Tech Softball

Oregon Tech’s Tibbs Selected NAIA All-American

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Post-season honors continue to roll in for Oregon Tech’s Mayson Tibbs, as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2019 NAIA Men’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Committee, Tibbs joined 45 student-athletes who were honored, with 15 individuals being named to each of the three teams. Tibbs was selected as a second team All-American.

“Mayson is very deserving of this award,” said Head Coach Jeff Corkill. “He had a great year and it has been my pleasure to have been a part of his success.” 

Tibbs, a sophomore from Prineville, Ore. won the Cascade Conference Golf Championships in 2018 and was third this season in receiving Player of the Year and All-Conference honors. He led the Owl’s back to the NAIA National tournament where he finished tied for 33rd. Tibbs finished second in the conference regular season with a 71.4 scoring average.

Tibbs joins 2017-second team honoree Montana Frame as the only two Oregon Tech Men’s Golf NAIA All-Americans.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The waits were longer and the obstacles of a wider variety than anticipated, but the reward on the other end was never in doubt. To a Southern Oregon University softball team re-programmed in recent years to not just roll with the punches, but counter with its own, the vaunted red banner finally found its best-suited owners.

For eight-plus anxious hours Wednesday at the Killian Sports Complex, the Raiders sat on a three-run lead just nine outs away from a title as rain fell and lightning struck. They sang and danced and laughed through the delay, their joy as a collective off the field as evident as their focus was on it.

When they finally got the last of those outs, celebrating each other, as always, came naturally. This time they just did it as national champions.

In the winner-take-all finale of the NAIA World Series, SOU fought off powerhouse Oklahoma City 8-3 to capture the program’s first title. The day started at 9 a.m. local time as the Raiders withstood an 8-4 setback in the first game; they were granted a second chance by virtue of coming out of the winner’s bracket unscathed in the double-elimination tournament.

The momentum the third-ranked Stars (61-8) built while compiling 16 hits in the opener was promptly squashed by Raider shortstop Paige Leeper. After Allie Stines and Tayler Walker singled and a Lauren Quirke walked to load the bases in the first inning, the junior from Eagle Point fouled off four straight pitches before taking a Jaden Shores hanger deep over the 220-feet sign in center field for a grand slam and her second home run of the tourney.

SOU added a run in the second on Lauren Quirke’s groundout that scored Hannah Shimek. After OCU’s Brittany Perez cut into the Raider lead with an RBI double in the third, Walker drove in Shimek with a bouncer through the left side to make it 6-3 in the fourth.

That’s when the rain halted play. But when the teams took the field again at 7:30 p.m., Raider ace Gabby Sandoval delivered her gutsiest work yet to finish off the Stars.

Sandoval, the junior from Anaheim, started both games – totaling 203 pitches over 10 2/3 innings against the highest-scoring lineup in the NAIA. The Stars hit her up for nine hits and six runs (four earned) in the opener. After Shimek’s two-run double tied it at 2-2 in the third, the Stars knocked out Sandoval with a four-run fourth inning punctuated by a booming Baileigh Loux home run.

Sandoval limited damage early in Game 2, escaping trouble in the first and second with the help of two bunts that were popped up for double plays. When she returned to the circle in the fifth, she set the tone by striking out leadoff hitter Kennedy Jackson on three pitches, ultimately holding the Stars scoreless over their final four frames.

With her 33rd complete game – a seven-hitter in which she struck out five and gave up one earned run – Sandoval wrapped up at 36-4, giving her the 10th-most wins in NAIA single-season history and the most for any pitcher since 2013.

“We worked so hard from fall until now,” Sandoval said amid the celebration. “It’s just a great feeling to know we put in all the work to be here right now.”

OCU’s pitchers did not recover as ably as she after the delay. Shores and Kylie Dodson combined to issue four walks in the fifth inning, including one to Hannah Shimek with the bases loaded. A passed ball allowed the Raiders to score their final run.

The Raiders finished at 52-8, setting a school record for wins for the third consecutive season under Jessica Pistole, their fifth-year head coach. During their World Series run, they cut down No. 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and top-ranked defending champion Science & Arts (Okla.), then took two of three from OCU, which tops all NAIA programs with 10 national titles.

After winning championships in 2016 and 2017, the Stars’ season has ended at the hands of the Raiders two years in a row.

SOU is the 22nd school to win the World Series since it started in 1981, and just the second from the Cascade Conference.

As regularly noted by Pistole, the championship seeds were planted early in her tenure. After inheriting a team that went 15-23 in 2014, she’s taken the Raiders to three consecutive World Series. They’d never appeared in one previously.

When they came up one win short of an appearance in the title game last season, she credited her seniors, four-year All-American shortstop Kelsey Randall and NAIA Player of the Year Harlee Donovan, for the start of something special.

“They spoke this whole thing into existence,” she said then. “Not a day went by when we didn’t hear the word ‘natty’ and that was our whole focus. That’s what they wanted for this program and that’s where they believed we could get.”

Minus Randall and Donovan, but with 15 contributors who got a taste last season, they finally arrived Wednesday night.

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