Lady Vikings prepare to take on Sky-Em


Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara

Softball practice begins Monday, Feb. 25, for the Siuslaw Lady Vikings, with the season opener just two weeks from this coming Wednesday at Harrisburg.

The Lady Vikings join a reconfigured Sky-Em League that includes two schools that won 26 games each last season, Junction City and Marist Catholic.

Junction City, 26-2 overall, won the Sky-Em League with a 15-0 record in 2018, and finished with a No. 2 ranking in 4A before being upset in the state quarterfinals by South Umpqua, 2-1.

Marist Catholic, which moved down a classification this school year, won the 5A Midwestern League in 2018 with a 17-1 record, finishing 26-4 overall.

Siuslaw, 5-18, shared fourth place at 4-11 in its final season in the Far West League.

The Lady Vikings open at home with a doubleheader against Sutherlin on Thursday.

The league opener is April 9 at Marist.

Sean O'Mara is the Siuslaw coach, assisted by Ashlee Cole, Jamie Hunt, Jodi O'Mara, Kasey Strenke, Kim Gibson and Shari Fisher.

Danielle Hansson is junior varsity coach.

2019 Sky-Em League schools, with 2018 records:

  • Cottage Grove — 4-17 overall, 2-13 (fifth) in Sky-Em League, finished ranked No. 32 in 4A.
  • Elmira — 21-7 overall, 11-4 (second) in Sky-Em League, finished ranked No. 6 in 4A, lost in first round to Gladstone, 10-2.
  • Junction City —26-2 overall, 15-0 (first) in Sky-Em League, finished ranked No. 2 in 4A, lost in quarterfinals to South Umpqua, 2-1.
  • Marshfield — 14-11 overall, 9-6 (third) in Far West League, finished ranked No. 20 in 4A, lost to Newport in play-in game, 6-5.
  • Marist Catholic — 26-4 overall, 17-1 (first) in the 5A Midwestern League, finished ranked No. 4 in 5A, lost in 5A state semifinals to eventual champion Pendleton, 20-10.
  • Siuslaw — 5-18 overall, 4-11 (tied for fourth) in Far West League, finished ranked No. 35 in 4A.

2019 LADY VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Monday, Feb. 25
— First practice
Wednesday, March 13 — at Harrisburg, 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 — Sutherlin (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 — at Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22 — Pleasant Hill, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 — Phoenix (DH), noon
Tuesday, April 2 — Douglas (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 — at Marist, 5 p.m., Sky-Em League opener
Friday, April 12 — Junction City (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16 — Cottage Grove, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 19 — at Elmira (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 — at Marshfield, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 26 — Marist (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 — at Junction City, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 3 — at Cottage Grove (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7 — Elmira, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 10 — Marshfield (DH), 3 p.m.

2018 LADY VIKINGS RESULTS
Record: 4-11 in Far West League, 5-18 overall
Far West League
April 12 — at Marshfield 10, Siuslaw 6
April 13 — at Marshfield 13, Siuslaw 3, 5 innings, first game
April 13 — at Marshfield 4, Siuslaw 1, second game
April 18 — at Siuslaw 13, Brookings-Harbor 12
April 20 — Siuslaw 15, at Brookings-Harbor 14, 9 innings, first game
April 20 — at Brookings-Harbor 16, Siuslaw 5, second game
April 24 — at Douglas 8, Siuslaw 1
April 27 — at Siuslaw 21, Douglas 5, 5 innings, first game
April 27 — at Siuslaw 15, Douglas 5, 5 innings, second game
May 1 — at North Bend 22, Siuslaw 2, 5 innings
May 4 — North Bend 11, at Siuslaw 0, five innings, first game
May 4 — North Bend 10, Siuslaw 0, second game
May 7 — South Umpqua 15, at Siuslaw 1, 5 innings
May 10 — at South Umpqua 10, Siuslaw 0, 6 innings, first game
May 10 — at South Umpqua defeated Siuslaw, score not available, second game
Nonleague
March 16 — Sutherlin 17, at Siuslaw 5, 5 innings
March 20 — at Sutherlin 13, Siuslaw 4
March 23 — Sweet Home, cancelled, rain
March 24 — Yamhill-Carlton, cancelled, rain
March 26 — Pleasant Hill 15, Siuslaw 12, Battle at the Beach Softball Tournament, Newport
March 26 — Marshfield 12, Siuslaw 3, Battle at the Beach Softball Tournament, Newport
March 27 — Siuslaw 9, Ashland JV 2, Battle at the Beach Softball Tournament, Newport
March 27 — at Newport 13, Siuslaw 0, Battle at the Beach Softball Tournament
April 3 — at Jefferson 15, Siuslaw 2, 5 innings, first game
April 3— at Jefferson 13, Siuslaw 5, second game

2018 VIKINGS ROSTER
graduated seniors in italics
  1 Ariel Rosinbaum, senior
  2 Katlin Meskimen, senior
  3 Audrey Lowder, junior
  5 Angela Bartlett, junior
  6 Calin Mason, junior
  8 Nina Aaron, sophomore
11 Alexis Smith, junior
12 Alyssa Richards, junior
16 Elissa Hurley, sophomore
21 Hayley Meier, junior
30 Abby Coday, senior




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