It's the same southern oregon softball.
A methodical approach on offense, a lights out performance in the circle and the raiders, today, pick up where they left off, opening the naia tournament with a 5-0 win over marymount."
Pistole says, "this team gets up for postseason, i think it's one of those things where it's what you play for."
Sandoval says, "we're here for a reason and we're here to make it to nationals."
Sou's quest for a third straight trip to the naia softball world series started off with a bang monday afternoon.
In the first inning... lauren quirke clears the bases with a two-run triple... and a few batters later... olivia mackey takes ball four with the bases loaded... staking the raiders out to a three-nothing lead right off the bat.
In the circle, junior ace gabby sandoval had everything working.
The strikeouts where there... so was the weak contact... and only allowed six base runners.
Pistole says, "i think she just did a really good job staying composed and throwing her game and mixing things up and then working ahead and really trying to get them to fish."
Sandoval's now been in the cirlce for her team's past 28 innings.
Sandoval says, "it's more in my legs and just getting treatment and working through it really.
Trusting that i've prepared for this moment and prepared to throw this many innings, and really i'm feeling great."
Ahead to the fifth... where mackey breaks things open with a two-run single for her second hit of them."
A five-run advantage ... and more than enough tomorrow where sou will play a winner's bracket game against two seed hope international, a team they've already beaten twice this season.
First pitch at 11 am and we'll see you then.
Reporting in medford, jake garcia, newswatch 12 sports."