OIT Round-Up: Lady Owls announce new player

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OREGON CITY, Ore. — Oregon Tech sophomore Breanna Burns is ninth after the first day of the Cascade Conference Multi-Event Championships in Oregon City. Eastern Oregon’s Kimmy Moore has the lead.

Burns registered a fifth place finish in the shot put for her top result. Southern Oregon’s Brandon Ritchie is in fourth place on the men’s side.

Lady Owls Basketball Adds Player

Oregon Tech women’s basketball announced its latest recruit signee. Spokane-area high schooler Danielle Beltrame is the newest Lady Owls player, coming to Klamath Falls as a 10.4 points per game scorer and all-conference selection. She is a member of this year’s Washington All-Star Game east team.

“Danielle is an experienced basketball player and had the best year of her high school career this past season as a senior,” women’s basketball head coach Scott Meredith told OITsports.com.

“She has a beautiful shot, is a tenacious defender and has a tremendous work ethic. We feel very fortunate that Danielle chose to bring her game to Oregon Tech.”

Oregon Tech Softball Hosts Doubleheader

The Oregon Tech Owls softball team will play in the Basin again Friday, hosting Concordia. The game was scheduled at the OIT softball complex, but field conditions aren’t good enough, so the teams will play at Henley High School for a second straight OIT doubleheader.

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Concordia is off a split against Northwest Christian earlier this week, beating the Beacons 12-6 in game one before falling 6-1 in the finale. Concordia scored six runs in the second inning, as the Cavaliers ended with seven of the nine batters getting multiple hits.

No. 6 Oregon Tech defeated College of Idaho in both games Monday. The Owls belted six home runs in the doubleheader, none of which came from Jess Plummer who is second in the Cascade Conference in homers.

The doubleheader begins at 2 p.m.

OIT Baseball Goes To Work Against COI

The Oregon Tech baseball team attempts to make up ground this weekend when the Owls play at College of Idaho. The Owls are 8-8 and in seventh place in conference play, but can gain ground for a postseason bid by beating the second-place Coyotes twice.

Dylan Rogers is third in the NAIA West in runs batted in, crossing 41 runs on his hits. COI leads the league in batting average.

The first pitch Saturday is at 11 a.m.