La Grande, Ore. --Oregon Tech’s Rylee Carleton has been named Red Lion Softball Pitcher of the Week, while Kassi Conditt picked up her second Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honor, the conference office announced earlier today.
Carleton, a junior from Klamath Falls, Ore., picked up two big wins, along with a save this week to help Oregon Tech clinch the 2014 Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season softball championship. Carleton picked up her first win Monday in a 4-3 win versus Southern Oregon, while the second win came at No. 25 Concordia University, where the Owls clinched at least a share of the CCC title in another 4-3 win. Carleton would earn heard third save of the season in a 3-2 win at Northwest University that clinched the CCC regular-season title. Carleton now leads the CCC in opponent batting average at .196 and holds a 6-0 overall mark in the circle.
Oregon Tech (30-9) will next host the CCC tournament championship where the Owls, the tournament’s top-seed, will take on four-seed Southern Oregon University on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The tournament opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday where two-seeded Concordia University will play the three-seed College of Idaho. The double-elimination tournament concludes on Friday with the winner moving on the 2014 NAIA national softball tournament’s regional round.
Conditt, a senior from La Pine, Ore., shattered her own school-record in the shot put, as she hit a personnel best of 45-10.75 (13.99) at the Mt. Hood Track and Field Festival this past Saturday. Conditt now leads the conference by just under five feet and currently ranks No. 9 in the NAIA.
Conditt will next compete at the Cascade Conference track & field championships in Nampa, Idaho, hosted by College of Idaho, on May 9th and 10th and will conclude her career at the NAIA national championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 22nd – 24th.