Southern Oregon Softball Champions 2021

Southern Oregon won back-to-back National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics softball titles this month. Half Moon Bay’s Riley Donovan was named the tournament MVP. Photo courtesy NAIA

A former Half Moon Bay Cougar was named most valuable player of a college softball championship played last week in Columbus, Ga. Southern Oregon went into extra innings of the championship game to ultimately dispatch Cascade Collegiate Conference rival Oregon Tech, 7-5, on June 2. Riley Donovan was named the 2021 NAIA Softball World Series MVP. She led off the top of the ninth in the deciding game and sent a pitch over the center field fence for her eighth home run. Over seven games at the World Series, she went 11-for-17 with two home runs, two doubles and eight RBIs.

— from staff reports

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