Texas Dallas Notches Double-Header Win

Texas Dallas Notches Double-Header Win

Game Details:
Friday, March 23, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Hurie Softball Field

Game One: Texas Dallas 3, University of the Ozarks 1
Game Two:
Texas Dallas 9, University of the Ozarks 4


University of the Ozarks (3-15, 3-11 ASC)
Texas Dallas (9-10, 7-4 ASC)

The Eagles couldn't quite generate enough offense to hold onto an early lead as Texas Dallas won 3-1. In the first, Brittney Dean tripled to right field and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, that would be all Ozarks would score. The Comets evened the score in the third and took the lead for good in the fourth. The Eagles put runners in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't push them across. Brooklyn Keeling paced Ozarks with two hits.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Karen Crane (W, 6-4) 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
LP: Abby Mork (L, 1-6) 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
Bottom of 1st Inning
Hailey Ostrander grounded out to 3b. (1 out)
Brittney Dean tripled to right field.
Hannah Oler flied out to cf. (2 out)
Brittney Dean scored on a wild pitch.
Katie Ventress singled up the middle.
Brooke Hoffsommer reached first on an error by 2b; Katie Ventress advanced to second.
Kieara Bryant struck out looking. (3 out)

The Eagles once again jumped out to an early 1-0 lead only to have Texas Dallas fight back for a 9-4 win. Texas Dallas tied the game in the third and then plated four runs in the fourth to hold a 5-1 advantage. In the fourth, it appeared the Eagles would mount a major comeback. Kieara Bryant and Keeling recorded back-to-back hits. With one out, Taylor Teague drew a walk to load the bases. Hailey Ostrander then delivered an RBI single to bring the score to 5-2. However, the Comets were able to get consecutive batters out to end the threat. In the fifth, Keeling stayed hot as she stroked an RBI single and Brooke Savoie posted an RBI to bring the Eagles within 5-4. The Comets quickly answered with two runs in the next frame. Ostrander, Keeling and Hannah Oler each had two hits. The Eagles stranded nine runners.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Blaire Evans (W, 1-1) 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
LP: Hannah Oler (L, 1-7) 4.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
Bottom of 1st Inning
Ostrander singled to right field.
Dean singled to left field; Ostrander advanced to second.
Oler reached on a fielder's choice; Dean out at second 2b unassisted; Ostrander advanced to third.
Ventress flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; Ostrander scored.
Hoffsommer hit by pitch; Oler advanced to second.
Bryant flied out to cf.

Bottom of 4th Inning
Bryant singled through the left side.
Keeling singled up the middle; Bryant advanced to second.
Haase struck out swinging.
Teague walked; Keeling advanced to second; Bryant advanced to third.
Ostrander singled to center field, RBI; Teague advanced to second; Keeling advanced to third; Bryant scored.
Dean struck out swinging.
Oler popped up to 2b.

Bottom of 5th Inning
Ventress hit by pitch.
Hoffsommer singled to left center; Ventress advanced to second.
Madden pinch ran for Ventress.
Bryant hit by pitch; Hoffsommer advanced to second; Madden advanced to third.
Crane to p for Evans.
Keeling singled up the middle, RBI; Bryant advanced to second; Hoffsommer advanced to third; Madden scored.
Savoie pinch hit for Haase.
Ellis pinch ran for Keeling.
Savoie reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Ellis advanced to second; Bryant out at third ss to 3b; Hoffsommer scored.
Teague reached on a fielder's choice; Savoie out on the play; Ellis out on double play 3b unassisted.

Up Next:
The Eagles will finish their series against the Comets Saturday starting at noon.