By Jeremy McDonald
SCIO, Ore.– It seemed as if the Scio Logger softball team had come out of its lull after their last playoff push in 2019 as they reached the 3A State Semifinal round for the first time since 2018. The program’s fifth appearance since 2015 before they fell to eventual 3A State Runner-Up Yamhill-Carlton.
Returning a solid core from that team this Spring with Myleigh Cooper, Kadence Soto, Khloe Free and Taryn Ramsay are just some of the names returning from that 19-7 squad going into this year. Add in the speedster Carrie Jones, making her softball debut this year after dominating the Track and Field realm the past three years, the Scio squad is looking to make another deep run at it. Using that 10-0 defeat to the Tigers in the Semifinal round as motivation going into game week this next week.
“It motivated us a lot because we now know what’s on the plate, what we need to do and how we can get better,” Ramsay said of the defeat. “It taught us how teamwork is very important and how we all need to work as a team and that we need to play our game instead of working as individuals and come out with confidence. Most of us have a lot of confidence this year and I think we’re going to come out a lot stronger.
The Loggers opens the season Tuesday, March 14 at home against Kennedy before traveling to Blanchet Catholic Thursday to open up the first week of the season. Scio opens up 3A Special District 2 action April 4 at Jefferson.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald