Lady Raiders earn All-Conference honors
LA GRANDE -- Sydney White (Clovis, Calif./Clovis West) and Stephanie Vandenbusch (Fremont, Calif./American) received All-Cascade Collegiate Conference recognition, with White earning first-team honors and Vandenbusch making the honorable mention list as the conference released its postseason honors.
White led the conference in numerous pitching categories as a freshman. She ranked first in appearances (22), starts (16) and innings pitched (112.1), while ranking second in strikeouts (76), shutouts (3) and wins (11) and third in opponent batting average (.233). White tallied a 3.18 earned run average and 11-6 record during her first run through the CCC.
Vandenbusch followed up her Co-Newcomer of the Year Honors last season by hitting .300 with a .434 on base percentage and a .563 slugging percentage during the 2013 conference season. She led the CCC with four triples and tied for eighth with 21 runs batted in and was hit by a pitch a league-high 13 times. She also led the Raiders with four home runs and 45 total bases.
Corban senior Stephanie Nippert was named CCC Player of the Year for the third consecutive year, while C of I's Nickayla Skinner received Pitcher of the Year honors. Concordia shortstop Taylor Copher was named Newcomer of the Year, and Corban's Nathan Ohta was named Coach of the Year.
Southern Oregon concluded the 2013 season two weeks ago on a five-game winning streak to end the year with a 20-21 overall record. The Raiders' 16-12 conference mark was good for fifth place in the standings, one game behind eventual CCC Tournament champion College of Idaho for the fourth spot in the tourney.
2013 All-Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball Team and Honors
Player of the Year: Stephanie Nippert, 1B, Sr., Corban
Pitcher of the Year: Nickayla Skinner, Jr., College of Idaho
Newcomer of the Year: Taylor Copher, SS, Jr., Concordia
Coach of the Year: Nathan Ohta, Corban
- Courtney Castronovo Corban
- Brittany Chestnut Corban
- Shauna Collins Oregon Tech
- Taylor Copher Concordia
- Alyssa Davis Oregon Tech
- Sarah Jackson Eastern Oregon
- Laura Luther Concordia
- Alexis Macias College of Idaho
- Molly Mills College of Idaho
- Stephanie Nippert Corban
- Jess Plummer Oregon Tech
- Kate Santos Concordia
- Taylor Schmidt Oregon Tech
- Chelsea Schriber Corban
- Nickayla Skinner College of Idaho
- Ashley Suter Concordia
- Tobey Varney Concordia
- Sydney White Southern Oregon
: Katie Aden, Concordia; Sara Coates, Oregon Tech; Lauren Robinson, Northwest; Gabby Stover, Northwest Christian; Rachel Strong, College of Idaho; Stephanie Vandenbusch (Fremont, Calif./American), Southern Oregon.2013 Gold Glove Award Winners
Monday, May 6 2013, 05:54 PM CDT
- Pitcher: Alex Hillmick, Jr., Eastern Oregon
- Catcher: Kate Santos, So., Concordia
- First Base: Laura Luther, Jr., Concordia
- Second Base: Alyssa Davis, Fr., Oregon Tech
- Shortstop: Erica Fitzgerald, Sr., Corban
- Third Base: Molly Mills, Sr., College of Idaho
- Outfield: Katie Aden, Jr., Concordia
- Outfield: Robin Gawlista, Sr., Concordia
- Outfield: Chynna Sandhop, Sr., Corban