Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Conway, Arkansas | Warrior Softball Field
Game One: Hendrix College 9, University of the Ozarks 7
Game Two: Hendrix College 5, University of the Ozarks 4
University of the Ozarks (8-24)
Hendrix College (15-15)
Overview: The Eagles had an early 2-0 lead only to have Hendrix College score four runs in the sixth inning to break a tie and win 9-7 in game one. In the first, Abby Mork ripped a two-run single to put the Eagles in front 2-0. The Warriors later tied the game and then went ahead 4-2 in the fourth. The Eagles wouldn't go down easily as Hailey Ostrander scored on an error and Mork again delivered an RBI single in the top of the fifth. The back-and-forth game continued in the bottom half of the frame with Hendrix taking a 5-4 advantage. The Eagles responded with a run in the top of the sixth to make it 5-5. Ostrander recorded an RBI single for the Eagles. But Hendrix took the lead for good with a four-run sixth. The Eagles battled back in the final frame and scored twice, but couldn't muster enough runs to complete the comeback. Megan Madden and Sydney Key both went 3-for-4 at the plate. Key and Mork drove in two runs.
WP: Savannah Dra (W, 4-6) 4.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
LP: Candace Rogers (L, 3-8) 3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
1st - Abby Mork singled through the left side, RBI, advanced to third; Paige Lee scored; Brittney Dean scored.
5th - Paige Lee reached first on a fielding error by ss; Megan Madden advanced to second; Hailey Ostrander scored, unearned.
5th - Abby Mork singled to second base, RBI; Paige Lee advanced to second; Megan Madden scored, unearned.
6th - Hailey Ostrander singled to right center, RBI; Sydney Key scored.
7th - Sydney Key doubled to center field, 2 RBI; Elisa Cantu scored; Paige Lee scored.
Five Eagles had multiple-hit games. Sydney Key and Megan Madden led the way with three hits.
Overview: The Eagles rallied late, but couldn't complete a comeback as they fell to Hendrix College 5-4 in game two. The Warriors led 5-1 after four innings, but the Eagles mounted a comeback. In the fifth, Cheyenna Miller recorded an RBI single. In the sixth, Sydney Key roped a two-run double to right field to bring the score to 5-4. With one out, however, the Warriors forced a double play to end the threat. Brittany Dean had a three-hit game to lead the Eagles at the plate.
WP: Grace Bryant (W, 2-0) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
LP: Abby Mork (L, 5-9) 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
3rd - S. Key walked; P. Lee advanced to third; B. Dea scored on a passed ball, unearned.
5th - C. Mil singled to left field, RBI; A. Mork advanced to second; K. Bryan advanced to third; T. Teagu scored.
6th - S. Key singled to right field, 2 RBI; P. Lee scored; A. Holt scored.
Sydney Key had back-to-back multiple-RBI games driving in two runs. Key had a three-RBI game against Belhaven in March.
Brittany Dean recorded three hits, the most hits she has posted this season.
The Eagles will travel to Conway to face Central Baptist College April 15.