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THE DALLES WAHTONKA graduate Melanie Taphouse makes a stretch at first base during softball action earlier this season. After a tryout in Pendleton, Taphouse was offered a scholarship to play at Blue Mountain Community College.

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Taphouse in college: softball dreams alive

TDW grad accepts a scholarship to play at BMCC Melanie Taphouse did not think her softball career would span further than the high school level. As her luck would have it, a road league game in Hermiston as a first baseman led to an initial meeting with head coach Jeanette Abreu and a tryout at Blue Mountain Community College.


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