Stevens’s game-winning home run powers softball to sweep Redlands

The Occidental softball team swept The University of Redlands April 7, winning 7–3 in the first game and 3–2 in the second. Catcher Bailey Stevens (junior) capped off the series, played at Redlands, by hitting a go-ahead home run in the…

Gatison adds speed, energy to Tigers

Playing baseball was a family affair for Nyla Gatison (first year). At eight years old, Nyla spent her first baseball tryouts alongside her brothers, confident that she could keep up with the boys. Gatison’s speed and athletic ability made her…

Alexis Funaki a dual threat for Tiger softball

Ten years ago, Alexis Funaki (sophomore) was too afraid to ask her first softball coach to let her pitch. Since then, things have changed quite a bit. Funaki has not only excelled in pitching for the women’s softball program, but…

Athlete of the Week

Alexis Funaki (sophomore) pitched into extra innings in the second game of a double-header against Marymount Feb. 5. Funaki gave up a mere two earned runs while tallying four strikeouts. Funaki helped herself out at the plate with an RBI…

Softball defeated in weekend doubleheader

The Occidental softball team (10-26 overall, 6-18 SCIAC) was unable to break out of their conference slump, dropping both games of their Friday doubleheader against La Verne and Saturday matchup with Cal Lutheran. Despite their recent struggles, the softball team…

Athlete of the week

Bailey Stevens Bailey Stevens (first year) had an impressive day at the plate this weekend during the Tigers’ doubleheader against Pomona-Pitzer. Stevens was responsible for 3 RBIs and a home run in the first game and added two more hits…

Haehnel continues to rebuild Tiger softball program

When the softball team went to Hawaii this March for a tournament, Occidental head coach Alison Haehnel took the team on a hike up a mountain as a bonding activity. She brought her toddler, but according to player Steph Stamnes…

Athletes of the week

Riley James Occidental pitcher Riley James (junior) started off an impressive three-game sweep against Rutgers-Newark March 19 and 20. James started in the Saturday game, allowing only two earned runs and striking out eight batters over eight innings in the…

Rising Stars — Spring 2016

Allison Kilday Women’s Track & Field — Hurdles Do you have any specific memory, particular race, a funny anecdote, anything like that? At state my senior year, my last race of my high school career, I was predicted to win…

Glover thrives on the diamond in LA, France

The first time Tigers’ center fielder Natalie Glover (first year) hits a college home run, she is going to flip her bat, run, jump and spin around the bases, do the whip between second and third, singing pop music the…

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