OIT: Baseball closes in on playoff spot

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EUGENE, Ore. — Five home runs powered the Oregon Tech softball team to a Saturday sweep of Northwest Christian University. OIT was victorious 2-0 and 10-7 to improve to 25-8 overall and 9-3 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The wins followed a sweep by Corban 6-5 and 2-1 in Friday games in Salem. In the wins at NCU, Sara Coates, Jess Plummer and Alyssa Davis had homers and Melissa Logan went deep once in each game. The Owls host Southern Oregon on Tuesday at 2 p.m. before home series with Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho this weekend.

Baseball

In their first home games of the season, Oregon Tech baseball went 3-1 against Corban to gain ground in the NAIA West standings. Chase Meister nearly pitched a complete game striking out two and allowing six hits, but no runs in a 2-0 victory for the Owls. OIT fell 10-5 in the second game, but won both on Sunday 12-6 and 11-10. The victories improved OIT to 4-8 in the conference, one game back of Corban and two behind Menlo for the final league playoff spot.

Track & Field

Oregon Tech junior Kassi Conditt won the shot put event with a throw of over 44 feet, while Joelle Swanson’s 130-foot-plus javelin throw was good for second place. Ariel Koos came away with a third place showing in the triple jump (32.10-.25) and fourth in the long jump (16-04.5). Keith Lester, an All-American in the indoor triple jump, went 22-05.25 in the long jump which was good for a fourth place. OIT participates next at the San Francisco Distance Carnival and Stanford Invitational this weekend.

NAIA West Baseball Standings

SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL STREAK
L-C State # 10-2 0.833 22-5 0.815 17-3 4-2 1-0 W10
College of Idaho 7-3 0.700 16-10 0.615 9-3 6-5 1-2 L1
British Columbia 7-3 0.700 13-9 0.591 5-1 7-7 1-1 W1
Concordia 7-5 0.583 15-15 0.500 11-3 1-10 3-2 W4
Menlo 6-6 0.500 15-14 0.517 6-2 9-12 0-0 L1
Corban 5-7 0.417 17-12 0.586 6-4 5-6 6-2 L2
Oregon Tech 4-8 0.333 11-20 0.355 3-2 7-14 1-4 W2
Simpson 0-12 0.000 1-24 0.040 1-13 0-11 0-0 L12

Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball Standings

SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL STREAK
Corban 13-1 0.929 23-5 0.821 10-2 5-1 8-2 W11
Oregon Tech 8-3 0.727 24-8 0.750 3-1 7-6 14-1 W1
Concordia 10-4 0.714 24-9 0.727 14-2 2-5 8-2 W6
Southern Oregon 7-4 0.636 11-13 0.458 4-0 3-6 4-7 L3
College of Idaho 5-7 0.417 17-15 0.531 6-6 4-4 7-5 W2
Northwest Christian 3-9 0.250 5-15 0.250 2-7 1-4 2-4 L6
Northwest 2-12 0.143 4-22 0.154 2-5 2-12 0-5 L2
Eastern Oregon 1-11 0.083 8-16 0.333 0-4 2-9 6-3 L6