KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head softball coach Greg Stewart announced recently the signing of transfer Cassidy Olson to a letter-of-intent for the upcoming 2014 season.
Olson played two seasons at Shasta Junior College and one year at Chico State and will compete in her senior season at Oregon Tech in the spring of 2014.
Olson batted .459 at Shasta JC, where the sophomore belted a school-record 18 homeruns for the Knights, including 58 hits to go with 54 RBI. For her efforts Olson was named 2011 first-team all-Golden Valley Conference as well as First-Team All-State (California) and earned 2011 First-Team All-American honors. Olson was Runner-up Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year in California that same year.
"Cassidy is going to be a great addition to our team next season,” Stewart said. “She is a talented player that can truly play several positions for us. Cassidy is a hard throwing pitcher that has already had success catching at the college level. She runs well and could also see playing time in the outfield. It will be nice to add her bat and speed to our lineup next year."
Cassidy is the daughter of K.C. and Jeanne Olson and will major in communications at Oregon Tech this fall.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Oregon Tech head softball coach Greg Stewart announced recently that Sadie Birch of Douglas, Ore. will join the Oregon Tech softball team in 2014. Birch becomes the first signee for the Owls next season.
Sadie Birch is the Owls' first recruit of the 2014 season.
Birch, a 5-7 infielder, was a two-time Far West all-league player at Douglas High School, while also earning Second-Team All-State honors in both 2011 and 2012. Birch batted .577 her sophomore year and .510 as a junior. In those two seasons combined, Birch drove in 29 runs, including 11 homeruns for the Trojans.
“Sadie is a good fielding infielder with a very strong arm,” said Stewart. “At the plate, Sadie will give our program another player that can hit for both average and power.”
Birch is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Birch and plans to major in civil engineering at Oregon Tech beginning this fall.