KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head softball coach Greg Stewart announced recently the
signing Katie Virtue to a letter-of-intent for the 2015 season.
Virtue, an outfielder for Sweet Home High School, was a three-time all-conference leadoff hitter for the Huskies, earning All-State honors in each of her first three seasons. As a freshman Virtue was an honorable mention selection, while earning Third-Team All-State honors her sophomore season and First-Team accolades as a junior.
As a junior in 2013 Virtue batted .623, including 36 runs, 34 stolen bases and 20 RBI and was voted team MVP for her efforts. The senior to be played two seasons of ASA for the Oregon Fury and is currently competing for the Oregon Thunder.
“I am very pleased that Katie has signed with us for the 2015 team. She is a very fast lefty that is a complete slapper,” said Stewart. “She is capable of getting on base with her short game but can also drive the ball to the fence. Katie will improve our team speed on the bases and as an outfielder with a lot of range.”
Katie is the daughter of Jim Hagle and Abby Virtue-Hagle and will major in medical imaging at Oregon Tech.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Oregon Tech head softball coach Greg Stewart announced recently that Mazama High School standout Lynzee Wortman has signed a letter of intent and will join the Owls softball squad for the 2015 season.
Wortman is a three-time first-team All Skyline Conference honoree, while earning Second-Team All-State recognition her sophomore season and First-Team All-State accolades as a junior outfielder for the Vikings in 2013. Wortman holds a .448 career batting average at MHS, as the three year starter has recorded 104 hits, 20 doubles, 7 triples, 85 runs scored and 57 RBI. Wortman, a starting pitcher for the Vikings, begins her senior season at MHS this spring.
Lynzee will be a second generation Owl, as her father, Laine, played two seasons of basketball under Coach Dan Miles.
“Lynzee is a big part of our recruiting efforts for our 2015 squad,” mentioned Stewart. “She is a very good hitting lefty with pop, has a strong arm, and will be a nice addition to our outfield in 2015. She is strong academically and will give our program another top notch student-athlete.”
Lynzee is the daughter of Laine and Angie Wortman and will major in Business Management at Tech beginning next fall.
Oreogn Tech's Jess Plummer. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - – After earning all-conference recognition to go with a NFCA all-region
nod in 2013, Oregon Tech senior infielder Jess Plummer was named a 2013
NAIA Softball honorable mention All-American the national office
announced this weekend.
Plummer helped Oregon Tech to a 37-16 overall mark, including a second place finish in Cascade Conference action (19-9) and CCC Tournament. This year Plummer blasted a school-record 17 homeruns, while leading the team in RBI (51), batting average (.360) and doubles with 16. Plummer ends a four year career at Oregon Tech second on the all-time list in total bases (442), RBI (187), doubles (52) and homeruns with 50.
Oregon Tech wrapped up the 2013 campaign with a 37-16 overall mark and were ranked No. 20 in the final regular-season edition of the Top 25 NAIA Coaches’ Poll.
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