Infographic: Softball preview


Lyris Berlingeri is the returning starting shortstop for the Days Creek softball team.

Tiller-Trail Times

Head coach: Shad Stufflebeam (2nd year, 18-8 career)

Assistants: Laura Stufflebeam, Raime Wheeler

2020-21:18-8, 16-6 Special District 3 (fifth). Lost in 2nd round of Class 2A/1A state playoffs.. 

Top returners: Bailey Stufflebeam, sr. P/3B; Lyris Berlingeri, jr., SS; McKenzie Park, jr., 1B; Gracie Stone, jr. 2B; Riley Crume, jr., CF; Kaleigh Loiodici, jr., RF; Natalie Harris, soph. 2B; Shayleigh Lynn, soph. P/3B..

Key losses: Fionna Ketchem; Shandiin Newton; Hannah Geiger.

Others to watch: Marrisa Jandura, sr. P. 

Top newcomers: Emily Mazie, sr. C; Mariah Gallagher, fr. P; Cambria Warner, fr. IF; Shyleen Duenas, fr. utility.

Key dates:

  • First game: Friday, March 17 vs. Chiloquin, DH.
  • League opener: Monday, March 20 vs. Elkton.
  • Rivalry games: Monday, April 3 at North Douglas; Monday, April 10 vs. Riddle; 


  • In 2022, the Wolves defeated Coquille in the first round of the state playoffs for their first ever postseason victory.
  • Stufflebeam is a three-year starter and likely would have been a four-year starter had the Covid-19 pandemic not cancelled the 2020 season.
  • Mazie played at Class 5A Crescent Valley last year.