Miller Drives In Game-Winning Run; Mork Tosses Six-Hitter

Cheyanna Miller drove in the game-winning run for the Eagles in game one.

Game Details:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Clarksville, Arkansas | Hurie Softball Field

Game One: University of the Ozarks 4, Hendrix College 3
Game Two:
 University of the Ozarks 2, Hendrix College 1

University of the Ozarks (8-16)
Hendrix College (10-12)


Overview: With the game one hanging in the balance, Cheyanna Miller came through with a clutch two-out infield single in the sixth inning to drive in the game-winning run and push the Eagles past Hendrix College 4-3. The Eagles drilled three runs in the first inning all coming from Paige Lee's first collegiate home run. Lee sent a shot over the left field fence to score Sydney Key and Taylor Teague. Hendrix got two runs back in the top of the second, but starting pitcher Jaela Martin kept the Warriors off the board in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Hendrix managed a run in the sixth, but the Eagles played small ball in the bottom half of the frame to produce the game-winner. Lee singled to open the rally and Riki Haase followed with a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner. Another sacrifice bunt placed Lee on third base with two outs. Miller then provided the heroics with a bloop single on the left side of the infield to push across Lee. Relief pitcher Candace Rogers then closed the door on Hendrix forcing a pop out, strike out and ground out to secure the win. Lee finished 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and Rogers received the win.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Candace Rogers (W, 3-5) 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
LP: Savannah Dra (L, 2-4) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
1st - Paige Lee homered to left center, 3 RBI; Sydney Key scored; Taylor Teague scored.
6th - Cheyanna Miller singled to third base, RBI; Paige Lee scored.

Paige Lee hit her first collegiate home run in the win. Lee increased her RBI total to a team-best 22.


Overview: Eagles' starting pitcher Abby Mork held off a seventh inning Hendrix rally to seal a narrow 2-1 win in game two. Mork dominated the Hendrix batters throughout the game, but did have to work out of a jam in the final frame. Trailing 2-0, Hendrix was able to string together back-to-back doubles to score a run. Mork fought through one run and forced two straight easy infield pop outs to end the rally. The Eagles posted one run in the first on a sacrifice fly from Key. In the fifth, Hailey Ostrander recorded an infield single to drive in Alexis Holt. Meanwhile, Mork allowed just four hits through six complete innings. Mork's line included three strikeouts, no walks and six hits. Ostrander paced the offensive attack with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate.

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: Abby Mork (W, 5-6) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
LP: Emily Stocka (L, 4-6) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:

1st Inning
Ostrander singled to left field.
Dean out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Ostrander advanced to second.
Ostrander advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Key flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Ostrander scored.
Lee grounded out to 2b.

5th Inning
Holt singled to center field.
Reiber pinch hit for Haase.
Reiber out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Holt advanced to second.
Madden out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Holt advanced to third.
Ostrander singled to second base, RBI; Holt scored.
Dean grounded out to ss; Ostrander advanced to second.

Starting pitcher Abby Mork did not allow a walk in her seven-inning complete game. It was her third no-walk effort of the season.

Up Next:
The Eagles will host nationally-ranked East Texas Baptist University March 29-30.