Willamette Softball Alumni Event a Success

By Sara Elcano, Assistant Athletics Communications Director

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University softball team held their alumni event and intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 9. A game between the current team and an alumni team kicked off the events of the day. Following the alumni game, members of the current team participated in an intrasquad Cardinal & Gold scrimmage. The event concluded with a dinner, the presentation of the All-Decade Team and recognition of the 2010 Distinguished Alum.

In the alumni game, the current Bearcats defeated the Alums 5-4. The Cardinal team defeated the Gold team, 8-3, in the intrasquad game.

The dinner ceremony included the presentation of the All-Decade Team and recognition the 2010 Distinguished Alum, Wendy Gregory '88. Gregory was a second baseman for the Bearcats and now works as a Vice President at U.S. Bank. She currently serves on the Willamette Alumni Board.

The event raised $5,000 for Willamette softball. The money will be used for improvements to facilities, such as batting cages and bullpens.

"The day was a great success for Willamette softball," said Head Coach Damian Williams.

The 2000-10 All-Decade Team Members include:
Hayley Boston, P, '03
Amy Ferguson, OF, '01
Nikki Franchi, P, '09
Liz Gilgan, SS, '08
Marcie Hagen, 3B, '04
Darcy Hertel, C, '03
LaShawna Holcomb, OF, '09
Sherri Mabie, 2B, '03
Marissa Richards, 1B, '09
Jamie Taylor, OF, '00
Nicole Wallace, UTL, '10

Distinguished Alum Wendy Gregory '88

Distinguished Alum Wendy Gregory '88