By Robert Husseman • Sports Editor • 

Wildcats learn NCAA destination

Linfield softball is on its way to California.

The Wildcats earned a spot in the Redlands, Calif., regional of the NCAA Division III softball championships in the tournament bracket announced Monday.

Linfield (34-7), the Northwest Conference champions for an 11th consecutive season, begin NCAA tournament play against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (28-13), the champion of the Southern California Athletics Conference tournament, at 10 a.m. Friday. The Wildcats will face regional host Redlands at 3 p.m. Friday.

Live video and statistics will be accessible through the Linfield Athletics home page,


VandeBergh, Yamamoto receive academic honors

Linfield senior pitcher Shelby VandeBergh and junior designated player Lisa Yamamoto were named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 8 Softball Team on Sunday.

VandeBergh, an all-Northwest Conference second-team selection in 2014, was recognized for her 3.87 grade-point average in finance and mass communication. The Beaverton native posted a 1.56 earned-run average this season, striking out 66 and walking 18 in 90 innings pitched.

Yamamoto, from Carson City, Nev., holds a 3.73 GPA in biology. Yamamoto has batted .330 with nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 24 RBI in 36 games for the Wildcats this season.

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