MOVING UP

May 05, 2003 11:00 pm
PREPPING FOR SOUTHERN OREGON: The Mountaineers will be relying heavily on Jayne-Leigh Thomas, who pitched six innings in game one and a complete game in the nightcap Monday. The softball team will have a send-off at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Alumni Room of Ackerman Hall. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).
PREPPING FOR SOUTHERN OREGON: The Mountaineers will be relying heavily on Jayne-Leigh Thomas, who pitched six innings in game one and a complete game in the nightcap Monday. The softball team will have a send-off at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Alumni Room of Ackerman Hall. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).

ISLAND CITY — The Southern Oregon Raiders await the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers in the NAIA Region I Softball Tournament in Portland Thursday.

Thanks to the Mountaineers sweep of Concordia Tuesday, they finished second in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and will play Southern Oregon Thursday.

The Mountaineers swept the Cavaliers 6-1, 6-1 to improve their record to 22-13 overall, 10-6 in CCC.

Jayne-Leigh Thomas picked up both wins. She went the distance in game 2. Melissa Jacobson pitched the seventh inning of game 1.

Casi Reisenauer was 3-for-4 with one RBI and triple in game 1.

Tonilynn Reardon had a triple and RBI. Heather Tandberg had a double.

The Mountaineers scored three runs in the second, two in the fifth and once in the sixth.

The Cavaliers picked up one run in the top of the seventh.

Reisenauer was 2-for-4 in game 2 with a double and stolen base.

Beth Hull was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double. Adrienne Fullmer drove in a run off her double, as well as Tandberg with her one-run double.

The Mountaineers were up 5-0 before the Cavaliers scored once in the top of the sixth.

The Mountaineers will have a send-off at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Alumni Room of Ackerman Hall.

They will play Southern Oregon at 11 a.m. Thursday in Portland.

The double-elimination tournament ends Friday.

Simon Fraser and Oregon Tech will also be competing in the double-elimination tournament.

Concordia 000 000 1 — 1 5 2

Eastern Oregon 030 210 x — 6 8 2

Smith and Mannion; Thomas, Jacobson (7) and Fullmer. WP — Thomas (11-7). LP — Smith.

Eastern Oregon hits — Schultz 2, Reardon, Reisenauer 3, Tandberg, Landstrom. 2B — Tandberg. 3B — Reardon, Reisenauer. RBI — Reardon, Reisenauer. SB — Fullmer 2.

Concordia 000 001 0 — 1 4 2

E. Oregon 100 230 x — 6 10 0

Weaver, Johnson (4) and Kasper; Thomas and Fullmer. WP — Thomas (12-7). LP — Weaver.

Eastern Oregon hits — Schultz, Reardon, Reisenauer 2, Hull 2, Fullmer, Tandberg, Brock, Russell. 2B — Reisenauer, Hull, Fullmer, Tandberg. RBI — Hull 2, Fullmer, Tandberg, Brock. SB — Reisenauer, Fullmer.