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  • Tech Softball Signs Henley All-State Infielder

    Apr 10, 2014
    Tech Softball Signs Henley All-State Infielder

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head coach Greg Stewart announced the signing of local standout, Tara Moates (Klamath Falls, Ore.), for the upcoming 2015 softball season.  Moates completes the 2015 recruiting class for the Hustlin’ Owls.

    Moates, currently a senior at Henley High School, earned Skyline first team all-conference honors for the Hornets as a junior, leading HHS to the 2013 State Playoffs.  To conclude the season, Moates was also named to the 2013 First Team All-State squad after batting .512, including 43 hits on the season.  The third baseman went on to record 13 doubles and 11 homeruns, while driving in 41 runs last year.

    "Tara is very good hitter and has the ability to step in as freshman and impact our line-up next spring,” mentioned Stewart.  “We are very pleased she decided to stay in the Basin to contribute to our team and receive a great education here at Oregon Tech.”

    Tara is the Daughter of Allen Moates and plans on majoring in Biology at Oregon Tech beginning this fall.

  • Oregon Tech Adds Glencoe High Infielder

    Dec 18, 2013
    Oregon Tech Adds Glencoe High Infielder

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head coach Greg Stewart announced recently that Emilee Eastman (Hillsboro, Ore.) will join the softball program beginning next fall.

    Eastman, a four-year player at Glencoe High School, helped the Crimson Tide to the 6A State Championship game in 2013 and to a 76-12 overall record the last three years at GHS.

    During Emilee's ASA 2013 summer season, with Oregon Thunder, Eastman batted .464 with 45 hits, nine doubles, two triples and a pair of homeruns.  Her Thunder team finished their summer off at the 16A USA/ASA Nationals in Sunnyvale, Calif. where she hit a blistering 12-for-16 in the series.

    “I am pleased Emilee has chosen Oregon Tech, as she will be a good addition to our squad for the next four years,” said Stewart.  “She is a good hitting infielder that plays third base for two very strong programs in Glencoe High and the Oregon Thunder ASA program.  She has the ability to be a good offensive threat in our conference as she makes a lot of contact but also hits with power.”

    Emilee is the daughter of Jason and Lea Eastman and has a younger sister Alivia.  Emilee’s excited about joining the Oregon Tech family and plans to major in medical imaging beginning this fall. 

  • Oregon Tech Signs All-American Pitcher

    Dec 11, 2013
    Oregon Tech Signs All-American Pitcher

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head coach Greg Stewart announced recently that Mt. Hood All-American pitcher Ann-Marie Guischer (The Dalles, Ore.) will join the Oregon Tech roster for the 2015 season.  Guischer is currently in her second season at MHCC and will transfer in to Tech as a junior.

    As a freshman at MHCC, Guischer was just one of two pitchers named First-Team NWAACC All-American in 2013.  Guischer was named the Southern Region Pitcher of the Year for the Saints, finishing last season with a 12-5 mark in the circle, while striking out 151 batters in 101 innings and coming away with a 1.46 ERA. 

    Prior to her collegiate career, in three seasons at The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, Guischer led her teams to three semifinal appearances in the 5A State Championships, while earning second-team all-conference honors her sophomore and junior seasons.  As a senior Guischer was named first-team all-conference, Columbia River Conference Pitcher of the Year and capped her prep career after being named to the 5A First-Team All-State squad. 

    “Ann-Marie is a very good pitcher that will be a great addition to our team in 2015.” Stewart said.  “She has already been successful against good lineups at the college-level and could be one of the top pitcher’s in the Cascade Conference.”

    Ann-Marie is the daughter of Mike and Kris Guischer and plans on pursuing a major in Radiology at Oregon Tech next fall.

  • Oregon Tech adds All-State Utility Player to 2015 Class

    Dec 09, 2013
    Oregon Tech adds All-State Utility Player to 2015 Class
    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head Coach Greg Stewart announced his third recruit to the 2015 Oregon Tech softball squad, as Makenzie Norwill (Okanogan, Wash.) will join the Owl roster next season.


    Norwill, an upcoming senior at Okanogan High School, last season went 20-4 in the circle for the Bulldogs, while striking out 174.  At the plate Norwill batted .402 with 10 homeruns, while driving in 37 runs.  For her efforts Norwill was a Second-Team All-State selection in 2013, while earning first-team all-conference honors in both her sophomore and junior seasons.

    “Makenzie is a very strong, versatile athlete that could help us in the future both as a pitcher and position player,” commented Stewart.  “She has the ability to hit with power and as she gets more experience in the circle, could be a difference maker on our pitching staff.”

    Makenzie is the daughter of Chris and Bill Norwill and plans on pursuing a degree in Radiologic Science. 

    Oregon Tech opens up the 2014 season in a two-day six-game tournament hosted by Simpson University in Redding, Calif. on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th.  Opponents and times have yet to be announced.

  • Oregon Tech Inks All-State Outfielder

    Nov 27, 2013
    Oregon Tech Inks All-State Outfielder

    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.

  • Oregon Tech Signs Mazama Standout

    Nov 25, 2013
    Oregon Tech Signs Mazama Standout

    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.