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LOCAL REPORT: EP’s Boren heads 5A softball all-stars

Eagle Point sophomore Sydney Boren led the Southern Oregon Conference’s Class 5A schools in all-state softball voting, earning first-team honors in balloting of coaches.

Boren was one of six players to get recognition.

Senior teammate Bailee Worrell made the second team, while four other players received honorable mention.

Boren, who plays shortstop, produced a .555 batting average in 16 games for the Eagles. She slugged six home runs, drove in 31 runs and struck out only three times in 45 at-bats.

Boren scored 20 runs, had three doubles and one triple while stealing four bases in as many attempts.

Worrell, a third baseman, batted .467 with 18 RBIs, 13 runs, six doubles and one triple. She walked nine times and was 3-for-3 in stolen bases.

Those receiving honorable mention included a trio of Crater players: freshman pitcher Alexis Perez, sophomore infielder Maddie Sheadel and junior infielder Kailee Davis. Ashland junior infielder Gabby Heiken also received honorable mention.

College

RCC PLAYERS HONORED: Rogue Community College men’s soccer and volleyball players and coaches collected a number of postseason awards following their Northwest Athletic Conference seasons.

The Osprey soccer team earned its first region championship. It was led by Jhoel Sarraude, who was named the South Region most valuable player, becoming the second RCC player so honored.

Sixth-year head coach Greg Millick, who founded the program, was coach of the year for a second time.

Sarraude and four teammates were named to the region all-star team. The others were Josue Reyes, Gio Rodriguez, Randy Rodriguez and Bryce McCole.

The volleyball team won its second straight South Region championship and was led by four all-stars: first-teamers Trinity Atuatasi and Noelani Beard and second-teamer Amanda Klotz.