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Surprise visitors at Rebels Game

Two weeks ago the Revenge held a joint Saturday morning practice with the 8U Rebels. Each Rebel player was paired up with a member of the Revenge and the girls went through a full workout together. On May 30th, the Revenge surprised the Rebels by attending its home game versus North Clackamas. The Revenge donned the hallmark red bandanas and cheered their young, rebelious friends to a 15-1 victory.


Coach Jesse's New Gig

Coach Jesse and his daughter, Caroline, both of the Redland Rebels, wandered over to watch the Revenge battle Canby at home on May 24th. But when the scheduled umpire didn't show, a reluctant Coach Jesse agreed to call the game. He did a fine job by all accounts, and his body is now peppered with several softball-shaped bruises.

Even Caroline was put to work, apprenticing with Tia to keep the official scorebook.


Road Rage

Redland Rage visited Happy Valley's Black Diamonds on the evening of May 24th. The game was marked by hot bats from both teams. Every player got on base at least twice. When the dust finally settled, the Rage came out on the right side of a 16-12 victory.

The Rage are now halfway through the season and this first year team has won over half of its games. Everyone is hitting the ball and most importantly, they are having so much fun bonding and forging new friendships.


Exciting Changes for Wranglers and Revenge

Based on the teams' play thus far this season, Clackamas County Girls Softball Association has decided to move both the 10U Wranglers and the 12U Revenge into more competitive divisions. The Wranglers will move from 10C - Blue to 10C - Silver. The Revenge will move from 12C - Silver to 14U.

This means there are some significant changes to the schedules for both teams, as well as the home field assignments. Beginning the week of May 14th, all previously scheduled Wrangler and Revenge games have been replaced with games against teams from the new divisions. The Wranglers will continue to play on Tuesday and Thursday nights, while the Revenge will move from a Monday/Wednesday schedule to also play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. RSA now has three teams playing on Tuesday and Thursdays.

The game schedules on this site have been updated, with field assignments to follow soon.

Congratulations, Wrangler and Revenge coaches and players, on your advancement and recognition of your fine play.


Rage Top OC - Burch in First of Two Game Series

The Rage faced a tough Oregon City team on Tuesday night and came out victorious with a 9-1 win. The girls were able to hold OC to just one run by making several outs at home plate. They are really starting to get the hang of situational awareness while on defense. Pictured below, Coach Poppi takes time to give a player, who happens to be his granddaughter, a little extra love for her awesome rip down the first base line. The Rage will battle it out against this same opponent next Tuesday, May 15th, on Redland Lower.


Revenge Prevail Against Brutal Battery

The Revenge were at Wilsonville High School Monday night, on the Varsity field, to face a Wilsonville Wildcat team that featured a dynamic pitcher/catcher duo. The pair had a hand in every single out made during the six-inning game, as well as every run scored for the home team. But the Revenge pitchers stepped up bigly, striking out nearly every Wildcat at least once. Redland's defense took care of the rest by playing error-free softball. Catcher Stubby threw out two would-be base stealers and recorded the final out at home plate in an alert catcher-to-pitcher-to-catcher sequence. Bubbles and Stubby each legged out in-the-park solo home runs as the Revenge scored five hard-earned runs and a 5-3 victory.


Wranglers Quick Out of the Gate

Coach McKenzie's 10U Wranglers opened the season with two convincing wins. North Clackamas visited Redland on Tuesday and were greeted with 14 runs off Wrangler bats. The final score was 14-2. Thursday's game took the team to West Linn but the outcome was similar, a 12-8 victory over their sisters from across the river.

Great start, ladies. Keep it up!

This story and photo also appear on the Wranglers Team Page.


If the Upper Field Looks Different...

When their regular groundskeeper was unavailble for Thursday's post-game duties, Coach Monica and her dad, Assistant Coach Doug, took matters into their own hands. They found the key to the mower and figured out how to attach the drag, then proceeded to tidy up the infield. After that they planted some new weeds and spread pebbles all over the dirt just to keep players on their toes. No groundskeeper? No problem.

Well done, coaches. Way to step up!


Rage Claws Back but Falls Just Short in Opener

The score board may have reflected a loss but this first year team has a lot to celebrate. They made several outs, covered bases, and even attempted to make outs on lead runners. Their bats really came alive in the last inning with a final score of 5-6 and the game ending due to time. The first game jitters are out and the Rage is ready to attack their next game at home on Thursday. Visit the Rage Page for more pictures.


Coach Kelsey's All-Star Weekend

Kelsey Bennett, an assistant coach with the Revenge, has finished her nursing program at George Fox University and received her Bachelors degree on Saturday, April 28th, at the school's graduation ceremony. Two days prior, Kelsey took part in her program's Pinning Ceremony where she also received an Honor Award in recognition of her hard work and excellence. In true Revenge fashion, Kelsey's girls were there to support her and celebrate her achievement. Visit the Revenge Team Page for the full story.


Final Rage Practice Ends in an All-Out Fight

A water fight, that is. As the Rage wrapped up pre-season training ahead of their opener at Happy Valley on Tuesday, a cooler full of water balloons was discovered near the dugout. All of those throwing drills proved useful as the girls repeatedly pummeled each of the coaches in front of several witnesses.

Check out the rest of the photos on the Rage Page.


Revenge Clean Up at Earth Day Tournament

RSA's 12U team, the Redland Revenge, competed in the 12C Earth Day Tourney in Newberg and Aurora. During Saturday's pool play, the Revenge went 2-0, with victories over the Oregon Wild and Salem-Kaizer Supernovas and took first place in it's pool. This earned the Revenge a first round bye for Sunday's bracket play, where they beat the Hood River Heat in the semi-finals and earned another win over the Supernovas in the championship game, finishing the weekend with four wins and no losses.


Umpires Needed

There is currently an ongoing umpire shortage. If you or anyone you know is interested in training to be an Umpire please contact us and we will provide you with more information. Please keep in mind - you can be a "Redland only Umpire" and we would really appreciate it! Click on the document below for more information on training.

Clackamas County Sports Officials Association training.docx

 
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First Thursday 7 pm
Phillip Benizi Church
Parents, coaches, and volunteers are all encouraged to attend.