Saturday, February 16, 2019
Austin, Texas | Tornado Softball Field
Game Three: University of the Ozarks 3, Concordia University Texas 1
University of the Ozarks (3-4, 2-1 ASC)
Concordia University Texas (3-4, 1-2 ASC)
Overview: The Eagles won their American Southwest Conference series against Concordia University Texas with a 3-1 win Saturday. The Eagles used a steady offense and pitchers Abby Mork and Candace Rogers allowed a combined two hits in the entire contest. The Eagles scored in the third, fourth and fifth innings and did not allow a run in the final three frames. In the fourth, Paige Lee ripped an RBI single to center field to drive in Elisa Cantu. In the fifth, Cantu delivered a single herself to drive in Alexis Holt. The final score came when Kieara Bryant doubled in Lee in the sixth. Rogers retired the side in the sixth and seventh innings. Rogers received the save, while Mork took the win.
Coach Prather Quotes:
"I am beyond proud of this team for what they accomplished this weekend. We knew coming into the first conference series that it would be a fight, and we fought every single pitch of the series. We have been working extremely hard in practice, and we are beginning to see the hard work pay dividends. The girls have shown tremendous improvement from our opening weekend, and I am excited to see what this team is going to do the rest of the season."
WP: Abby Mork (W, 2-2) 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
LP: Taylor Verinsky (L, 0-1) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
4th - P. Lee singled to center field, RBI; E. Cantu scored, unearned.
5th - E. Cantu singled to left field, RBI; A. Holt scored.
6th - K. Bryant doubled to left field, RBI, advanced to third on a throwing error by cf; P. Lee scored.
Starting pitcher Abby Mork tossed four innings and allowed just two hits to receive the win.
Relief pitcher Candace Rogers went the final three innings to receive the save. Rogers didn't allow a hit.
The Eagles host University of Mary Hardin-Baylor February 22-23 in a conference series.