Wednesday, April 11, 2012
2012 Linfield College Softball "All-In"
The Division III softball defending national champions reside at Linfield College. Ever since Linfield Defensive Coordinator Jackson Vaughan took over the softball program in 2002 "Catball" has rocketed from a competitive NWC squad to a national force in winning two NCAA Titles (2007 & 2011), one NCAA runner-up (2010), and 8 consecutive NWC titles.
The connection to football doesn't just start and stop with Coach Vaughan as 1st team All-NWC WR Buddy Saxon is in his 2nd year on the softball staff, 'Cats running back Jordy Romick is a member of the Softball staff, and football team managers Jaydee Baxter and Karleigh Prestianni are also the softball team's starting center fielder (1st team All-NWC) and starter at 3rd base (x2 All-American).
I had the pleasure to put together the above trailer on the 2012 'Catball squad. The players were great to work with and are first rate young people. In the short time I was hanging around it was easy to pick up on some of the similar values both the football and softball program share and it's no wonder both have a large amount of success on the gridiron and diamond. Go 'Cats!