>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


AP Sports Video

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 8.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

AP Sports Headlines

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Sports arrow Local Sports arrow Baker softball mixes pitching, power

Print

Baker softball mixes pitching, power

By GERRY STEELE

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baker will have much the same philosophy that helped win the Greater Oregon League softball title a year ago when the Bulldogs take the field this season.

Use strong pitching and power hitting to win games.

“Our strength should be our pitching and hopefully our offense,” said Baker coach Alan McCauley.

“We don’t have a lot of speed. We’re hoping to have a lot more girls hit the ball a long way this season.”

Baker returns six players from last season’s 23-4 team that reached the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

Leading that group is starting pitcher Darryn McCauley, a senior.

The other returning players are Jessi Stephens, Abi Smith, Taylor Ellis, Danielle Freese and Sierra Howerton.

McCauley will get the bulk of the pitching duties. Howerton and Sarah Shankle will back her up.

Ellis returns at catcher. Backing her up will be Howerton and Tasha Nelson, a transfer from Idaho.

Katie McCarrell and Darion Grove are vying for playing time at first base.

Stephens will start at second base, with Taylor McAdams in reserve.

Nelson is penciled in at shortstop with Howerton providing relief.

Howerton and McCauley will share time at third base, alternating between there and the pitching circle.

The three outfield positions will come from among Freese, Smith, Stephanie Shepherd, Shankle and McAdams.

Coach McCauley said the GOL should be tough.

“It will be real balanced,” he said.

“Ontario won’t have the pitching they’ve had in the past. La Grande returns their No. 1 pitcher, and Mac-Hi will be strong.”

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use