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May 20, 1998
Cougars' season ends, recruiting begins
Ten sophomores leave after finishing a disappointing season with a 14-22 record
Staff Writer
The season has come to an end for the Clackamas base-,
ball team.
The Cougars finished a disappointing season by getting
swept by Southwestern Oregon Community College
[SWOCC]. Clackamas traveled to Coos Bay to play the
Lakers on Saturday. The doubleheader was originally
scheduled for Thursday, but was pushed back because of
The Cougars had trouble generating any offense all day,
giving the pitching staff little margin for error.
In the first game of the doubleheader, SWOCC scored
early and often. Sophomore starter Bryan Hostetler pitched
in his final game as a Cougar, lasting five innings while
being credited with the loss.
Sophomore Andy Ortmayer led the Cougar offense, go­
ing 3-3 with a homerun.
Freshman Rian Alden and sophomore Josh Kelsey had
two hits apiece in the loss.
In game two, the Cougars went up against Laker ace John
Richards, a hard-throwing lefty that earned second team
All-Southern Region honors. Clackamas wasn’t able to
create much offense in a 5-3 loss.
Sophomore Jeff Williamson started
for the Cougars, going four innings in
his final outing as a Cougar.
Williamson was credited with the loss.
Kelsey was 2-5 with a pair of singles
Sophomore Jeff Williamson, who led the team with four saves, was named to the All-Southern
were a few to lead the Cougars.
The losses dropped the team’s final Region second team. He joins three other Clackamas players named to the region's second team.
record to 14-22 overall and 8-14 in
that will
as a scholar athlete. Kelsey earned the award because of Valley Community College’s Parker Field.
Head Coach Robin Robinson fin­ his outstanding academic success and leadership. The
Southern Division champion Mt. Hood [24-12 over­
leave '
ished his eighth season at Clackamas sophomore is carrying a 4.0 cumulative GPA and is in­ all, 16-6 in league] opens up against Lower Columbia
and said it was probably the worst sea­ volved with the Associated Student Government [ASG].
[21-14, 17-9], the second place team from the Western
son he’s ever had.
The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Col­ Division.
“This was a very
leges [NWAACC] Tournament begins tomorrow at Yakima * Lane [29-8, 16-7], the Southern Di vision runner-up, will
for me.
frustrating season
open up against Western Division champion Green River.
for all of us,” said
The eight-team, double-elimination tournament runs
Robinson. “We’ve
through Monday, May 25.
got our work cut out
for us to become a
1998 Final Baseball Statistics
good team next
Head Coach
Robinson, who
had high expecta­
.416 Art Salinas
Ryan Suyama
tions and felt his team could have made
.400 J. Williamson 5.16
Kelly Corliss.
the playoffs, expects to improve the team
for next year.
Andy Ortmayer .394 C. Schofield
“We are on a recruiting trail. We’re
.379 R. Swearingen 6.30
Jared Kinne
trying to build a better team for ’99. This
year, we had a lot of players who were
Adam Edwards ■3?3 B. Hostetler
specialists. Some guys were great hit­
Team ERA - 6.47
ters but could not play defense and oth­
Team Avg.- .316
JOHN THORBURN / Clackamas Print
......... .. ........
ers were excellent on defense but were Sophomore Jeromy Brown leads off against Linfield in a game
not good hitters. We’re looking for five- earlier this year. Brown is one of 10 sophomores leaving the
tool players; well-rounded players who baseball program this year.
can do it all.”
Clackamas had five players earn All­
Southern Region honors.
Free advertising for students in the
Sophomore Ryan Suyama, infield,
Clackamas Print.
was the only Cougar selected to the first
Room to Rent! New Oregon Wanted: Typing, part time, 4-10
team. Sophomores Adam Edwards, in­
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field, Andy Ortmayer, utility, and Jeff
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helpful in producing newsletter,
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anytime, leave message. Year
team honors.
Painters Needed to paint
Coach Robinson enjoyed coaching
houses in Clackamas County. No Accepting Applications for
the sophomores and expects some to
experience necessary. Unlimited
part-time positions with flexible
Overtime! Great wages. Call Alex
continue on in their baseball career.
hours. Can be arranged around
@ (503) 515-2503.
class schedule. Pay of up to
“We had some tremendous sopho­
$10.25/hr/appt. full training
Room to Rent: West Linn - provided. Corporate internships
mores who were a pleasure to be
Spacious Bedroom in new home.
and scholarships available,
around,” said Robinson. “There were a
Fully furnished - share use of bath,
conditions apply. Call Mon.-Thurs.
sitting room and kitchen. Private 9am - 3pm, 641-1995.
few sophomores that will leave great
entry and patio. Includes utilities
memories for me. I really appreciate
and cable. On Bus Line. FEMALE
Are you unemployed or
ONLY, No Smoking, No Pets. $350
getting the opportunity to coach them.”
need extra money? Please
per month + deposit. Call 657-7876
attend our briefing and learn how
One of these sophomores is Josh
to be successful and save our
Kelsey, an infielder who finished his
Will share country home environment at the same time!
third year with the Cougars after
with working woman or female
student. $350/month + 1/3
redshirting his first year. Kelsey re­
utilities. Call Ann in student Motorcycle: 1984 Honda CR
ceived a Seattle Mariners baseball
government, ext. 2245 or at 500, Super Clean. $1,200 OBO.
Call Ken @ ext. 2306 or © 824-
home @ 658-6241.
scholarship of $1000 for his excellence
Wednesday, May 20, 1998