Challengers News · Baseball, Softball At “The Cell” Today


It’s shaping up to be a beautiful, a great day for baseball and softball. Come on out to US Cellular Community Park to see Cascade Christian in action.

A softball jamboree featuring the Challenger girls gets underway at 3 pm at Field 7. In spite of their youth, the Challengers enjoyed a strong 2018 campaign, and there’s a nice mix of youth and experience on this year’s team. Seniors Mia Mayben, Mallory Meilicke, Haylee DeBoer and Audrey Quast are featured on the roster. At the other extreme, Hailey Geiger, Callie Sweem, Ashlyn Ehrlich, Josie Allison and Carly Casey bring an infusion of new blood to the program.

On Field 9, Challengers baseball gets underway today with first pitch at 5:30 pm on Field 9. 1A Umpqua Valley Christian comes to town to face a Challengers squad that exceeded expectations in 2018. Daniel Carter is the lone senior on a team loaded with juniors and sophomores. Sam Martin and Caleb Knight will figure heavily in the pitching mix, and Jadon Rullamas, Davis Federico and Elijah Smith are other prominent returners. Cody Reece, Austin Waits and John Daly are three freshmen coming out this year.