Ashland celebrates SOU softball’s national title win Wednesday

ASHLAND, Ore — The city of Ashland celebrated Southern Oregon University’s softball team after capturing its second straight NAIA championship.

The Raiders capped off a 55-6 season after sweeping conference rival Oregon Tech Owls in the world series championship – which was held last Wednesday in Columbus, Georgia.

The team was escorted throughout the city by the Ashland Police Department. They were then met by parents and community members at Lithia Park for the trophy presentation.

SOU’s President Linda Schott formally presented the trophy to the team. They were of the few teams able to participate this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We collectively knew how fortunate we were to have the opportunity to play, while others in our school weren’t as lucky,” Fifth year senior catcher and outfielder Allie Stines said at the presentation. “Representing SOU and other athletes here, has always been on the forefront of our minds.” 

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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