Six Clackamas Cougars moving on to 4-year programs

image of 2013 Clackamas Cougar softball players moving on

Clackamas softball continues its strong representation at 4-yr programs with six grads moving on to the next level.

Sophomores Megan Malvick (SS), Lucy Baldovino (P). Kara Hilton (UTL), Ashley Bacon (OF), Justine Callen (OF) and Tasha Silvius (1B) will fill the diamonds around the country next season.

Malvick, a 2012 Louisville-NFCA All-American selection and Baldovino will move across town to NAIA Concordia University. They will join former Cougars Katie Aden (OF), McKenzie Marshall (P) and Caitlyn Frasier.

Hilton and Bacon will have the longest trip to their next school as the pair will suit up for NAIA American Institute of Business (AIB) College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa.

“Kara and Ashley are excited to come to AIB and help our program find success,” AIB softball coach Kim Wright Jones said.  “They both come from a very good softball program at Clackamas Community College in Oregon.”

Callen will head west to NCAA Div II Northwest Nazarene University located in Nampa, Idaho where she will be reunited with 2012 CCC grad Noelle Wright (P).

Silvius, a 2013 All-American selection, will travel down the I-5 corridor to play for the NAIA Oregon Institution of Technology (Oregon Tech) Owls in Kalamath Falls, Oregon.

“Tasha is a proven hitter at the college level and with her power and ability to drive in runs will give our program a very good middle of the line-up player,” said Oregon Tech head coach Greg Stewart. “She had two outstanding seasons for Clackamas Community College, as a two-time all-conference player and NFCA All-American, and will be a great addition to our team in the upcoming years.”