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Raider softball team wins two games from Bethany

The 25th-ranked Southern Oregon University softball team capped a nine-game California road trip by twice defeating Bethany College by 7-2 scores Tuesday.

The Raiders improved to 11-4 overall and extended their win streak to five by accumulating 21 hits in the doubleheader.

A day after going 7-for-7 in a twin bill sweep at Patten, junior shortstop Kara Ray of Central Point went 3-for-3 and scored three times in Game 1, and was 2-for-4 in Game 2.

The former Crater High star and Wichita State transfer is batting .692 (18-for-26) spanning the past seven games.

Junior all-star Haley Varley accounted for five hits in the games.

Junior Miranda Gillaspie earned the Game — victory by allowing only one hit in six innings, while sophomore Amanda Cregan went five frames to improve to 5-1 on the season in the second game.

— Southern Oregon begins its Cascade Conference title defense Friday morning in Caldwell, Idaho, at a league tournament.

SOU downs Willamette for seventh straight tennis win

NAMPA, Idaho ' Southern Oregon University won its seventh straight match and eighth against one loss, rallying to defeat Willamette, 6-4, Tuesday.

The Raiders lost four of the first five matches, then reeled of a string of victories.

Annie Chaney and Danielle Farber, No. — and — in singles and doubles partners, accounted for three of the wins and went undefeated here. Erika Moller also won all her matches, playing through a cut finger against Willamette. She injured herself opening a can of balls.

SINGLES ' Annie Chaney, SOU, d. Susan Butler, 6-1, 6-1; Megan Loeding, SOU, d. Cortney Groves, 6-1, 6-1; Danielle Farber, SOU, d. Ashley Layton, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Hannah Johnson, W, d. Tami Weidert, 6-1, 6-0; Erika Moller, SOU, d. Melody Kerber, 6-3, 6-3; Alison Nunamaker, W, d. Amy Hurlocker, 6-0, 6-0; Lana Ho, SOU, d. Tammy Mlady, 8-3.

DOUBLES ' Annie Chaney-Danielle Farber, SOU, d. Cortney Groves-Ashley Layton, 8-6; Susan Butler-Hannah Johnson, W, d. Megan Loeding-Lana Ho, 8-3; Melody Kerber-Alison Nunamaker, W, d. Amy Hurlocker-Tami Weidert, 8-1.

Eugene bowler wins senior event; Korth places fourth

Marlin Alvis of Eugene won the Southern Oregon Seniors bowling tournament Sunday at Liberty Lanes in Cottage Grove.

Central Point's Bob Korth placed fourth, finishing behind runner-up Darrel Mullins of Eugene and James Gorecki of Roseburg. Roseburg's Dan Fairchild was fifth.

Southern Oregon Seniors

1, Marlin Alvis, Eugene; 2; Darrel Mullins, Eugene; 3, James Gorecki, Roseburg; Bob Korth, Central Point; 5, Dan Fairchild, Roseburg; 6, Ron Merritt, Florence; 7, Cliff Kettle, Yreka, Calif.; 8, Doug Johnson, Yachats; 9, Jim Hackney, Kellogg; 10, Ron Miller, Klamath Falls.