The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, April 15, 1998, Page 8, Image 8

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    T he CI ac I< amas P rínt
Gougar I Cougars remain confident despite losses
Sports Editor
Smith resigns
Oregon City High School's Brad
Smith, the varsity women's basket­
ball head coach, resigned at the be­
ginning of this week.
Smith, who coached the Pioneers
to their fifth 4-A state title, resigned
to take an assistant coaching posi­
tion at Vanderbilt University where
his daughter Ashley is the starting
point guard.
"It's a good move for him," noted
Clackamas Head Coach Jim
Martineau. "Needless to say he's a
great coach."
Cougar Classic
Clackamas is having its first ever
invitational basketball tournament.
The day-long event will be held
on Saturday, April 25.
To be eligible to play in the tour­
nament you must be at least 16 years
of age. There will be a maximium
of 12 players per team, and a
minimium of five. All games will
be five on five.
A number of participants have al­
ready registered, deadline is April
17. Forms can be found and re­
turned in CC 140.
Clackamas athletes are encour­
aged to sign up.
Sooner or later, things will start to
go in the direction of the softball team.
Clackamas split a doubleheader
with Southwestern Oregon Commu­
nity College [SWOCC] on Monday,
leaving the three-time defending
league champions with a 9-5 record.
In the opening game, the Cougars
and Lakers were locked in a pitchers'
"Megan [Smythe] pitched an awe­
some game," noted Clackamas Head
Coach Denise Nasuta.
Smythe [3-3] pitched all of the
game's 11 innings and gave up only
five hits in facing 40 batters.
After threatening to score in a num­
ber of innings throughout the game,
the Cougars were defeated 1-0 on a
controversial play.
In the top of the 11th inning, a
SWOCC player rounded third base
heading for home. Shortly before she
reached the plate, however, Clackamas
catcher Billie Williams was thrown the
ball and tagged the Laker on her back
as she attempted to squirt by. The run­
ner then fell to the ground touching the
plate with her hand and the umpire
called her safe.
"It was a pretty ridiculous call,"
noted Nasuta. "He just kind of stood
there like he wasn't sure what to do
before he made the call and then he
called her safe. It wasn't even that close
of a play.
Slow pitch softball leagues are now
forming for play beginning May 27.
Two divisions [ASA, D and E] will
be offered with a limit of eight teams
in each division.
"D" division games will be held on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. "E" division
games will be held Mondays and
The league format includes a com­
plete round robin of weekly double
headers, plus a League Championship
Tournament. Each team is guaranteed
16 games.
Team entry fee: $470 covers ex­
penses for ASA umpires, field use/
preparation, weekly results/standings
and awards.
For more information call ext 2298.
Freshman center fielder Marji Van Bramer went 1-4 and scored twice in the
Cougars' 10-1 victory over SWOCC on Monday. Van Bramer has been a
sparkplug in the Clackamas offense this spring.
"It's frustrating because as the home
team, you don't expect to see that on
you own field. If Billie didn't tag her
then she would have tried to tag her a
second time and she didn't. If he would
have called her out then nothing would
have changed. The score would have
still been 0-0."
After failing to score in their bot­
tom of the 11th inning, the Cougars
reloaded for game two of the after­
In the second game, Clackamas
locked in on the Laker pitchers and
rocked the Coos Bay school for 10
runs on 15 hits.
"We jumped all over them in the sec­
ond game," said Nasuta. "I think some
of the players were pretty pumped up
after losing that first one."
In the second game, sophomore out­
fielder Stacey Peacock went 3-3 at the
plate with a double. She scored two of
the team's 10 runs.
With two players on base in the sec­
ond, freshman first baseman Marissa
Smith sent a rocket over the center
field score board to clear the bases.
Smith was 2-4 in the game.
From the
Freshman Erin Stapish has
been a steady glove in the
Clackamas outfield.
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Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for all your needs.
The place to eat on campus!
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Track & Field
Kelley Comstock threw a one-hitter
in the contest to increase her record to
3-1. She also had six strikeouts.
On Saturday, Clackamas split a
doubleheader with South Puget
Sound Community College falling 5-
4 in eight innings in the opener and
capturing a 6-4 victory in second
"We're playing good ball," noted
Nasuta. "We're still just waiting to
catch our breaks.
"We're hitting the ball hard and our
pitching has shown some improvement
over the last few games.
"On Monday, both Megan and
Kelley threw the best all year but it's
something we still need to work on.
"Billie, Marissa and Dani [Soldani]
are all crushing the ball at the plate.
"Most of our losses have come
when our opponents make some key
hits and plays at the right time. We're
just waiting for those key hits to
come our way."
Clackamas faces the Mt. Hood
Saints at Erv Lind Stadium in Port­
land tonight. First pitch is set for
6 p.m.
Public Address
Announcer for all CCC home
Announcing line-ups, reading
advertisement, playing music.
Requirements: a good voice,
enthusiasm, time. For more info,
contact Asst. Coach John Marnin
at ext. 2589.
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Accepting Applications
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For information
regarding classified
advertising, call
ext. 2578 or stop by
B 104.