Azusa stymies Southern Oregon offense

Azusa Pacific's Camille Hundley held the Southern Oregon offense to four hits in a 4-0 softball win Saturday on the final day of the SOU Raider Invitational at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford.

The Cougars are 8-5 overall, the Raiders are 2-5.

A scheduled doubleheader between SOU and Simpson University today at the park was cancelled because of weather concerns.

Against Azusa, Southern Oregon started off the top of the first with a Strohm Fouty single. But Meghan Laughlin's bunt attempt went straight in the air, and the Cougars turned a double play to end SOU's threat.

In the bottom of the first, Natalie Mickelson's RBI double put the Cougars up, 1-0.

Azusa scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, while the Raiders had trouble getting runners home.

SOU's biggest threat came in the top of the sixth. With Justine Fulton and Bailey Price on base, Hundley struck out Karla Alvarez and Joelle Riekeman to end the inning.

The Raiders left eight runners on base.

Fouty led SOU with a pair of hits and a stolen base. She is batting .524 for the year and has seven stolen bases in seven attempts.

Laughlin added a triple for the Raiders, and Fulton had the team's other hit.

SOU freshman pitcher Jordyn Kurtz scattered seven hits and struck out five.

Southern Oregon 000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Azusa Pacific 101 110 x — 4 7 1

Kurtz and Stenson; Hundley and Weisser. W — Hundley. L — Kurtz. 2B — Mickelson. 3B — Laughlin.


SOU 9, MILLS COLLEGE 0 — At Oakland, Calif., Southern Oregon lost just seven games in upping its record to 3-0.

Singles players Katie Ross, Erin Bruni and Mallory Byers each cruised through the day without dropping a game.

Ross won her No. 1 match, 6-0, 6-0, then teamed with Rebecca Weicher for an 8-0 doubles win.

Bruni won at No. 4 singles and Byers at No. 5. They then teamed for an 8-0 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Charlotte Duren, Heidi Chiles and Elizabeth Kiger won in singles, as did Duren and Chiles in doubles.

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