Five Softball Players Honored By Conference

Rayna Okimoto
Rayna Okimoto of the Southern Oregon University Softball team. Okimoto had a stand out season for the Raiders this year, leading Southern Oregon in batting and finishing fourth in the conference at .430. Photo courtesy of Sports Information Desk

Despite just missing out on playing during the post-season, the Southern Oregon University softball team had five of its players honored by the Cascade Conference.

Softball players Rayna Okimoto, Katie Moy, Irene Barrantes, Jordyn Kurtz and Melissa Corn all received post-season honors.

The Raiders finished their season at 18-19 overall and were 14-10 in conference play which saw them just miss out on a post-season berth.

Okimoto, Moy and Barrantes were included in the All-Cascade Conference team while Kurtz was awarded a Honorable Mention All-Cascade Conference slot.

Corn earned herself a Cascade Conference Gold Glove Award for the season.

Sophomore Okimoto was the Raiders stand out during the season as she managed to put herself in the records for Southern Oregon thanks to some impressive numbers.

Okimoto managed to finish the season as the team’s leading batter with a .430 average which also saw her place fourth in the conference.

Her batting average also puts her at fourth best all-time at Southern Oregon.

On top of a solid batting average, Okimoto racked up 10 home runs along with a .772 slugging percentage both which are second best all-time.

Rounding out her stats, Okimoto recorded 88 total bases, finished with a .496 on-base percentage and had 37 RBI’s for the season.

Fellow sophomore Barrantes also put in some impressive displays this season as she set a school record for slugging percentage with .791. Barrantes also recorded nine home runs and a .395 batting average which was second on the team.

Moy, a junior, received her third straight All-Conference team honor and put up some record of her own.

Moy set a Southern Oregon record in career doubles while she also batted for .342 during the season.

Moy also recorded 12 doubles for the season which is fourth best in a season.

Pitcher Kurtz did well to earn a Honorable Mention considering she had to work her way back into the side following an injury.

Kurtz ended the season with a 9-4 conference record with only a 1.97 ERA along with 71 strikeouts.

Freshman Corn easily slipped into the Raider’s system and was able to firmly establish herslef as a top defensive first baseman as she finished with 219 putouts and a .987 fielding percentage with only three errors.


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