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Alumni Notebook: Ceo homers, Ducks go 4-1

Courtney Ceo, a 2010 Bear River graduate, slugged a home run as the No. 7-ranked Lady Ducks softball squad of Orgeon went 4-1 at the Easton Desert Classic this weekend in Las Vegas.

In a 10-1 victory over Long Beach State Friday, Ceo started at short stop, batting second, and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a two-run home run. In the following game, Ceo led off, going 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI double as Oregon beat Utah Valley, 9-1.

In Saturday’s action versus Louisiana Monroe, Ceo went 0-for-3 batting, but the Lady Ducks’ pitching allowed only one hit as Oregon won 4-0. In the following contest against No. 20 Hawaii, Ceo hit 1-for-4 at the plate and scored a run, but the Lady Ducks fell short 6-5. Oregon opened the first inning scoring four runs, but Hawaii scored the next six runs.

Oregon wrapped up the tournament Sunday with a 6-0 win over Cal State Fullerton in which Ceo went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. The Lady Ducks’ pitching allowed just one hit.

Oregon (8-3) plays at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs Friday.

Karly Harris (Nevada Union ‘10); Dominican University of California– The Lady Penguins split two games Feb. 10 against Cal State East Bay, winning the opening game 4-1 and losing the second 11-2.

Harris pitched six innings, improving to 3-2 on the season, allowing eight hits, three walks and just one earned run, while striking out four batters. In the loss, Harris entered the game in the fourth inning as relief with her team trailing 2-0 and allowed six earned runs off two hits.

Dominican (4-6) travels to play a double-header against Dixie State College Saturday.

Maddie Phelps (Bear River ‘12); Sierra College– Phelps pitched in two games last week as Sierra College split.

Friday, Phleps pitched two innings of relief, allowing four hits and no runs as Sierra College defeated Mt. San Antonio, 14-4. At the plate she was hit by a pitch and later driven in to score a run.

Saturday Phelps pitched just one inning and allowed three earned runs off four hits in a 13-10 loss versus Santa Ana. Sierra College fell behind early and was never able to fully recover as it committed four errors on defense.

Sierra College (5-2-1) hosts a double-header Tuesday against Sequoias.

Kendal Butterfield (Nevada Union, ‘10); Colorado State — The Lady Rams went 4-1 at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, New Mexico last week.

Friday Colorado State beat Texas Tech and Penn State. Butterfield went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI-singles to help defeat the Red Raiders. 6-4. In its win over the Nittany Lions, Butterfield was 1-for-2 batting with an RBI-single, a walk and a run scored.

Saturday the Lady Rams picked up a pair of victories over New Mexico State and Missouri-Kansas City. In a 10-9 win against New Mexico, Butterfield was 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run. Colorado jumped out to 10-2 lead and held on for the win. In a thrilling 17-16 win over Missouri-Kansas City, Butterfield was 2-for-4 batting with an RBI-single and scored two runs. The Lady Rams scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings and won on an RBI-single in the ninth.

Sunday Butterfield was 0-for-2 batting as Colorado State suffered its only loss of the tournament in a 9-2 loss against New Mexico State.

The Lady Rams (6-4) play at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs beginning Thursday.

Stephanie Ceo (Bear River, ‘12); University of Texas (Longhorns) — The No. 6 Lady Longhorns won 6-0 over Stephen F. Austin Wednesday where Ceo went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and scored a pair of runs. Texas continued its dominance on the season going 5-0 at the Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational Friday through Sunday.

Ceo was 1-for-2 batting with a walk and two runs scored in a 13-0 rout over DePaul Friday. In its second game Texas won 3-0 versus Illinois with Ceo going 1-for-2 at the plate and scoring a run.

Saturday the Lady Longhorns bats erupted in a 12-2 stomping of Illinois with Ceo going 0-for-2 batting. Illinois led 2-0 headed to the sixth inning, but Texas scored 12 runs on seven hits and held Illinois in the bottom half to shock the Fighting Illini. In the following game Texas kept its momentum going with a 15-0 win over Houston. Ceo was 1-for-1 with a pinch hit single as her team pounded out 11 hits.

Sunday the Lady Longhorns capped off the tournament with a 9-0 win over DePaul. Ceo was 2-for-3 batting with a pair of singles and a run scored.

Texas (11-0) hosts Houston Baptist Wednesday to be followed by its Texas Invitational beginning Friday.

Alyssa Reina (Bear River, ‘12); North Dakota State University — The Lady Bison went 3-2 at the LSU Purple and Gold Challenge in Baton Rouge last week and Reina went yard.

Friday North Dakota split a pair of games, defeating Memphis 4-0 and falling to LSU, 9-0. In the win, Reina started at catcher and went 0-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and contributed nine put outs on defense. In the loss, Reina was 0-for-2 at the plate as her team was only able to muster one hit versus the Lady Tigers.

Saturday Reina was 1-for-3 batting and had 11 put outs on defense in a close game as North Dakota lost to Nicholls State, 2-1. In the second game Reina went 1-for-2 at the plate with a home run, a walk and two runs scored as the Lady Bison defeated Virginia, 5-1.

In the final game of the tournament, Reina was 1-for-3 batting with a walk and a runs scored as her rallied in the fourth inning to score all of its runs and beat Memphis, 4-1.

The Lady Bison (4-6) travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for the Carolina Classic Friday.

Katie Mathis (Bear River ‘10); San Diego State — The Lady Aztecs went 3-2 last week as they hosted the 23rd Campbell/Cartier Classic.

Mathis began the tournament batting second starting at second base and went 0-for-3 at the plate in a 4-0 loss versus No. 24 Kentucky Thursday. San Diego State lost 4-0 Friday against No. 2 Oklahoma as Mathis went 0-for-2 at the plate with a walk.

After a game off, Mathis returned Saturday where she was 3-for-4 batting with a double and a run scored as the Lady Aztecs defeated Notre Dame, 4-0. Mathis finished the tournament going 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a runs scored in a 9-1 victory over UC Riverside.

San Diego State (6-4) plays at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City Thursday.

Brianna Nicholson (Nevada Union ‘10); Cal State Stanislaus— The Lady Warriors went 1-3 last weekend in a four game series versus Cal State Monterey Bay.

In Friday’s 11-2 win Nicholson went 0-for-3 with a walk. The Lady Warriors offense erupted in the sixth inning with six runs and went on for a big win. In Saturday’s 8-0 loss Nicholson was 0-for-1 as she entered the game late to pinch hit. In the series finale Nicholson was 0-for-2 batting and contributed nine put outs at first base on defense in a 2-0 loss.

Cal State Stanislaus (6-6) travels to play a set of games against Cal State San Bernardino Friday.


Zach Welz (Bear River ‘11); Solano Community College– Welz and the Solano Falcons went 2-1 this week defeating Mission 5-4 Tuesday and splitting two games with San Joaquin Delta, losing 4-3 Friday and winning 8-4 Saturday.

In Tuesday’s win Welz went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI-double as his team scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI-single. In Friday’s loss Welz went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double and scored a run. Stats have yet to be released for Saturday’s win.

Solano (5-2) hosts Monterey Tuesday.


Kara Dodd (Nevada Union ‘10); UC Santa Cruz– In a 12-5 win over Fresno State Saturday, Feb. 9, Dodd contributed solid defense. In another 12-3 victory over Saint Marys College Sunday, Feb. 10, Dodd scored one goal. Dodd also contributed to her team’s tough defensive efforts in a 10-6 against Berkeley and a 16-3 loss against UC Davis.

UC Santa Cruz (2-2) hosts a tournament Saturday, Mar.2.


Patrick Scott (Bear River ‘09); Sonoma State– Scott started in two road games for the Seawolves as the team lost both.

In Friday’s 74-72 loss against Cal State Dominguez Hills Scott was 9-of-19 shooting from the floor with 21 points, including three boards and a pair of assists. Sonoma State led 32-30 at the half and made seven 3-pointers in the second half, but still fell short. Dominguez Hills tied the game 72-72 on a free throw with 41 seconds to play. The Seawolves committed a turnover and surrendered a jumper with 11 seconds remaining. The Toros also made 13-of-14 free throws in the second half.

Saturday Sonoma State lost 66-56 at Cal State L.A. Where Scott shot 6-of-18 from the floor and finished with 14 points. Cal State L.A. by as many as 18 points in the first half, but the Seawolves mounted a comeback and regained the lead 34-33 early in the second half on a fast break slam dunk by Scott, but would never lead again as the Golden Eagles were 54.5 percent shooting for the game and won the battle in the paint by eight points.

Sonoma State (9-13, 7-11 CCAA) host Humboldt State Friday and Cal Poly Pomona Saturday.

Josh Ritchart (Forest Lake Christian, ‘10); UC Davis– Ritchart played in one game last week as the Aggies defeated visiting Cal State Northridge Saturday, 73-61

In the victory, Ritchart contributed 14 minutes off the bench and scored two points to go along with a rebound and an assist. The Aggies built a 39-26 lead at halftime and never surrendered the lead in the second half. Cal State Northridge threatened, coming within two points, but UC Davis went on a 16-6 run to blow the game open once again.

The Aggies (11-13, 7-6 BWC) plays at Long Beach State Wednesday.

Marc Hopkinson (Nevada Union ‘09); Tabor College– Hopkinson started in two games last week as Tabor College won both games defeating Friends University and Kansas Wesleyan.

In Thursday’s 59-56 win, Hopkinson shot 2-of-5 from the floor and scored 5 points, including four boards and three assists. The Bluejays trailed 32-29 at the half, but outscored Friends by six in a second half which had 12 lead changes to pull out the win. In Saturday’s 84-79 victory, Hopkinson three points, three assists and three rebounds as his team was able to open a 14 point lead and hold on through the second half.

Tabor College (15-12, 14-4 KCAC) finishes its regular season against Ottawa University Wednesday.

Caroline Reeves (Nevada Union, ‘08); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — Reeves started in one game last week as the Cal Poly defeated UC Santa Barbara on the road Saturday, 65-56.

Reeves played 19 minutes and finished with six points, three boards and an assist. The Mustangs outshot the Gauchos 45.3 percent to 35.1 percent, including seven more 3-pointers. Cal Poly also won the battle down low outsccoring Santa Barbara 22-14 in the paint and led by as many as 17 points in a game which they never trailed.

Cal Poly (14-9, 8-4 BWC) hosts Cal State Northridge Thursday.

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