Alyssa Davis played in the Thunder organization for eight years and began her career at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls Oregon in 2013. Alyssa is having a banner freshman year leading the team with a .370 batting average with 8 doubles and 9 homerunsat about the halfway point in their season.
The following article was written after her first games this season:
REDDING, Calif. – Freshman Alyssa Davis put the Owls on the board with a 1st Inning two-run homerun, while senior hurler Taylor Schmidt held Vanguard University to a single run as ninth-ranked Oregon held on for a 2-1 victory in game 1 of the Simpson University Tournament. Five Homeruns would push the Owls to a 9-1 win over Arizona Christian in game 2, while Schmidt returned to the circle in game 3 and hurled a four-hit shutout helping Tech to a three-game sweep on the day.
The three victories today improve the ninth-ranked Owls to 5-1 to start the 2013 campaign.
Schmidt picked up her first win in the circle on the season as the senior struck out five and walked none versus VU in game 1.
Tech recorded just three hits with Davis’ second homerun of the season being enough run support for the Owls. Shauna Collins scored a run after a 1st inning single, while Sara Coates was the only other Owl with a single in the game.
Way to Go Alyssa, your Thunder Family is very proud.
When we started Thunder in 2000 with one team and twelve girls we never dreamed 13 years later we would have teams for girls from the ages of 10 - 18. After 12 seasons heading into our 13th we are proud to report we have 25 girls that have played or are going to play college softball. We are proud of each and every one of them!
Name Grad Year College Division
Stephanie Vanoudenhaegan 2007 Pacific University NCAA DIII
Ashlie Allison 2008 Concordia NAIA
Jordyn Brown 2008 Concordia NAIA
Emma Armstrong 2008 Northwest Christian University NAIA
Jenna Scribner 2008 Pacific University NCAA DIII
Chelsea Schriber 2009 Mt. Hood CC/Corban Univ. NWAACC/NAIA
Dacia Hale 2009 College of Siskiyous/LA Tech CCCAA/NCAA DI
Chauntae Sublet 2010 Oregon Tech NAIA
Sara Del Balzo 2010 Wellesley College NCAA DIII
Stephanie Lascelles 2010 College of Siskiyous CCCAA
McKenzie Marshall 2010 Shasta College/Concordia Univ. CCCAA/NAIA
Stephanie Meeuwsen 2012 Lamar University NCAA DI
Jordan Kreiger 2012 Boise State NCAA DI
Kenzie Cole 2012 Boise State NCAA DI
Alyssa Davis 2012 Oregon Tech NAIA
Bailey Kasler 2012 Whitworth NCAA DIII
Jesse Moore 2012 Pacific University Oregon NCAA DIII
Lindsay McCord 2012 Pomona Pitzer NCAA DIII
Morgan Streeter 2012 Southwestern NWAACC
Courtney Huston 2013 Auburn University NCAA DI
Jenna Stanford 2013 Portland State University NCAA DI
Alex Flores 2013 Portland State University NCAA DI
Kaylin VanDomelen 2013 University North Dakota NCAA DI
Briana Barzola 2013 Francis Marion University N/A
Jessica West 2013 Academy of Art University N/A
Oregon Amateur Softball Association grants scholarships each year to student athletes that excel in both academics and athletics. Thunder Softball is proud to announce that this scholarship has been awarded to girls in our program in both 2011 and 2012. Both were standout athletes in high school, Jesse Moore at Sunset HIgh School in Beaverton Oregon is now playing college softball for Pacific University is the 2012 recipient. Kylie Crawford from West Linn High School is now attending University of San Diego on a softball scholarship was the recipient in 2011. The girls played for Oregon Thunder Gold and were coached by Nolan Meeuwsen who says, " Jessie and Kylie are great students and are among the nicest young ladies I ever had the joy of coaching." Thunder continues giving girls in our community the opportunity to play softball at a highly competitive level while also encouraging them to succeed in the classroom as demonstrated by Jesse and Kylie. We are very proud of all of our girls.
Dacia Hale, who played for Thunder softball from the ages of 10-18, set or tied multiple records in the spring of 2012 for Louisiana Tech Softball.
Hale launched three home runs in one game, including a grand slam. Her performance set the Western Athletic Conference tournament record and LA Tech single game home run record, and RBI record (11), as well as LA Tech's bases record (12). The 11 RBI's also tied the NCAA single game record. She was nominated for ESPN player of the week for her performance.
Not surprisingly, she was named to the WAC all-tourney team.
We are proud that our girls participate in other sports as well as softball, we have had many players from our organization being named to all state teams in more than just softball. Please see link below for the latest honor to be received by an Oregon Thunder player. We are very proud of all of our girls and the hard work they not only put into softball but their other sports and school as well.
This past weekend our girls held their skills clinic for our local recreation league, it is always well attended and our girls really love working with the younger girls. The skills concentrated on at the clinic are catching, throwing, hitting, and pitching. Next weekend will be the final clinic which will be for hitting and pitching.
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