By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– Sprague’s Olivia Borzy has been on a tear coming off of the Oregon Bombers 16A’s second place finish at the 16A/B State Tournament in Medford from last weekend.
After being apart of a Bombers team that went 7-2 in their Southern Oregon Trip, the incoming Olympian junior helped the Oregon Bomber offense to a 4-1 weekend at Chemeketa Community College in Salem where she went 11-for-15 with 5RBI’s. A nice little turnaround points Borzy as she snapped out of her slump going into the 2022 USA Softball 16A Fast Pitch Western National Championships back down in Medford in eight days.
“It’s been pretty off-and-on, I just got out of my slump and I’m hoping to get my RBI’s up and help my team win as much as possible,” Borzy said. “This Summer has really helped me out as a player. I love my team so much, I can’t wait to grow with them the next few years with them and I can’t wait to go into my next High School year ten-times better as a player.”
Borzy was an Mountain Valley Conference Honorable Mention as a sophomore this past Spring with Sprague, the Olys went 18-9 and reached the first-round of the 6A playoffs this past season, adjusting to the demands of the Varsity-level heading into this Summer.
“This year was nerve-racking for sure. It was really fun and I got into really fast and it made me a better player,” Borzy said.
This next Spring will be a challenge with some big names like Sophia Honse and Carley Schlag graduating, but knowing girls like herself, Callie Stubbs and Alli Ginsbach are returning to help the new faces like Shayla Qualls get up to speed.
Borzy admits that she’s naturally a passive person,
“I want to push myself to be a leader for Sprague….cause normally I sit in the back, but I think I can take charge a little bit next year,” Borzy said. “Usually I’m a little quiet and keep everything down. There’s Callie for example, she’s an amazing leader and she’s positive to everybody and I’m hoping I can learn from her and help her with our team.”
Borzy went 5-for-8 Sunday at Chemeketa as the Bombers split their two games at the college campus. Silverton’s Hannah Houts 4-for-8 5RBI’s and a home run. Crescent Valley’s Abby Kessler went 4-for-6 with 4RBI’s. The Foxes McKenzee Petersen pitched eight innings with four strikeouts and collected three hits and 4RBI’s at the plate Sunday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald