Molloy an all-star: Ex-Foxes softball pitcher shines at Hamline University

July 2019 Posted in School, Sports

James DayFormer Silverton High standout pitcher Alex Molloy has turned into a dominant performer for the Hamline University softball squad.

Molloy, a sophomore with the Pipers of St. Paul, Minnesota, was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest all-Region team.

Alex Molloy

Molloy was a workhorse pitcher, leading the Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Conference in innings pitched (178 1/3)) and complete games (21). She tied for second in wins with 18 and was fourth in ERA at 2.07. She pitched four shutouts and struck out 97 batters

At the plate Molloy led the squad with a .378 average (17-for-45) with a home run, 16 RBIs and .508 on-base percentage.

Molloy helped lead the Pipers to a 25-17 overall mark, an eight-win improvement from a year ago. Hamline was 16-6 in league and advanced to the MIAC title game before losing 1-0 to St. Thomas in 11 innings. Molloy also was named to the all-MIAC squad.

Here is a look at how other athletes with local ties fared this spring:

Loghan Sprauer, Kennedy: The redshirt junior at Southern Oregon University in Ashland earned all-American status for her participation on the Raiders’ 4×400 relay squad that took seventh in the NAIA national meet in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Sprauer teamed with Arianna Daniel, Savannah Greenwade and Julia Delucchi to run 3:53.31.

Sprauer also finished 11th in the seven-event heptathlon with 4,459 points. Earlier in the season Sprauer set a personal best of 4,536 points in taking third in the Cascade Collegiate Conference heptathlon. She came into the season with a personal best of 4,391.

Spencer Clements, Silverton:
The football and track and field athlete at George Fox University in Newberg turned in spring bests of 18-11, 25 in the long jump and 39-7 in the triple jump for the Bruins.

Dustin Meyer, Silverton: The senior second baseman at Pacific University in Forest Grove started 41 games for the Boxers and batted .234 with two home runs and 19 RBIs. He was second on the 25-18 squad (15-9 Northwest Conference) in assists with 110, walks with 33 and runs with 26. He stole 13 bases in 17 attempts and his seven doubles were tied for third.

Colton Meyer, Silverton: The freshman left-handed pitcher for Linfield College in McMinnville led the Wildcats in innings pitched with 60 and was second in strikeouts with 54. He started 12 games and finished with a 1-7 record with a 6.90 earned run average.

Baylie Cameron, Silverton: The junior sprinter and hurdler at Linfield turned in the squad’s best time in the 400 hurdles, 1:08.05. She finished 10th in the event at the Northwest Conference championships. She was third on the squad in the 200 (29.55) and the 100 hurdles (17.25).

Kaylin Cantu, Kennedy: The freshman distance runner at Western Oregon University in Monmouth finished 13th in the 5,000 meters at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference meet. Her time of 18:04.46 is eighth all-time at WOU. During the indoor season she turned in a 10:26.56 3,000 effort, also good for eighth all-time for the Wolves.

Mason Pearson, Silverton: The sophomore right-handed pitcher with Chemeketa Community College in Salem started eight games for the Storm and finished with a 3-2 record and a 4.86 ERA. He struck out 31 batters, fourth of the team, which finished 25-19 overall and 12-12 in the Northwest Athletic Conference South Division.

Jack Suing, Kennedy: The sophomore catcher at Chemeketa played in nine games, going 2 for 16 at the plate with two RBIs and a stolen base.

J’Rrett Baker, Silverton: The Corban University graduate student finished eighth in the javelin at the Cascade Collegiate Conference meet with a mark of 163-3. Baker leaves Corban with the ninth (168-11 in 2017) and 10th (167-11 in 2015) marks in Warriors history.

Signings: Two more Foxes have signed to participate in college athletics. Savannah Reilly, the Class 5A state high jump champion, is moving on to Oregon State University. Josiah ”Juice” Roth, who helped lead Silverton to fourth and third place finishes at the 2018 and 2019 5A boys basketball tournaments, will be attending Corban University.

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