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Bats come alive as SOU splits twin bill

The Southern Oregon and Corban softball teams combined for 48 hits in a Cascade Conference doubleheader split Saturday at University Field.

Southern Oregon won the opener 8-6 and Corban won the nightcap 9-7.

In the opener, the Warriors scored three runs on three hits in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead.

The Raiders (13-19, 9-9) came back in the fifth when Meghan Laughlin belted a three-run triple and scored on a fielder's choice to give the Raiders a 6-5 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, a single by Danielle Stratton and an error cleared the way for a two-run double by Justine Fulton.

In the nightcap, the Warriors took control of the game in the third with three runs on three hits followed by a single run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth.

Track and Field

OLSTEDT LEADS RAIDERS — At Davis, Calif., Southern Oregon's Dennis Olstedt earned an NAIA Provisional mark in the 400-meter hurdles at the Woody Wilson Invitational at U.C. Davis.

Olstedt finished fourth in the event in 55.27 seconds, and Olstedt took seventh in the 110 hurdles in 15.70.

SOU's James Billstine finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 172-feet, 10-inches, and Seth Lindquist was third in the triple jump with a throw of 48-81/2.

Holly Haga finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 125-7 and ninth in the shot put with a throw of 36-113/4; Chenin Young finished seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 34-23/4; and Amy Nelson finished ninth in the 400 hurdles 1:08.49.