Louisiana College Softball Team Takes Friday Double-Header

Taylor Teague fields a ball and throws to first base.

Game Details:
Friday, March 15, 2019
Clarksville, Ark. | Hurie Softball Field

Game Two: Louisiana College 4, University of the Ozarks 3
Game Three:
Louisiana College 12, University of the Ozarks 2

Records:
University of the Ozarks (5-13, 4-10 ASC)
Louisiana College (14-5, 7-4 ASC)

GAME ONE

Overview: A big two-out RBI double in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Louisiana College escaped with a narrow 4-3 win in game one. Eagles pitcher Abby Mork struck out the first two batters in the top of the seventh, but Desiree Squires ripped a double to centerfield for the potential game-winning run. Abby Sterling then followed with another double to drive in Squires. In the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles put a runner in scoring position as Tori Reiber singled and then stole second. From there, the Wildcats found a way to get the final two outs. In the third, Paige Lee drilled a double to right field to push across Hailey Ostrander and Elisa Cantu. The runs trimmed the deficit to 3-2. The Eagles got a clutch run in the sixth when Lee drew a bases loaded walk, but couldn't muster any more runs. Megan Madden went 3-for-3 to lead the Eagles at the plate and Lee went 1-for-2 with 3 RBI. Abby Mork suffered the loss in a complete game. She had five strikeouts.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Cameron Crochet (W, 3-3) 7.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
LP: Abby Mork (L, 4-4) 7.0 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
3rd inning
Jasna grounded out to ss.
Madden singled to left field.
Madden out at second c to ss, caught stealing.
Cantu reached on an error by 3b.
Ostrander singled through the right side, advanced to second; Cantu advanced to third.
Lee doubled to right field, 2 RBI; Ostrander scored, unearned; Cantu scored, unearned.
Teague grounded out to 3b.

6th inning
Key flied out to lf.
Jasna grounded out to 3b.
Madden singled to third base.
Dean pinch hit for Cantu.
Dean singled up the middle; Madden advanced to second.
Cantu to rf for Dean.
Ostrander walked; Cantu advanced to second; Madden advanced to third.
Lee walked, RBI; Ostrander advanced to second; Cantu advanced to third; Madden scored.
Teague grounded out to ss.

Notables:
It was the fourth one-run loss of the season for the Eagles.
Abby Mork's five strikeouts brings her total to 29 on the season.
The Eagles pounded out ten hits, while the Wildcats had 11.

GAME TWO
Overview: The Wildcats turned a 2-2 game into a 12-2 win after scoring outbursts in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. The Wildcats scored two runs in the first frame and the Eagles answered with two of their own in the third. Paige Lee doubled in Hailey Ostrander and Megan Madden to even the game. But the Wildcats kept the Eagles from scoring again and produced nine runs over the final three innings. 

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: Madison Dykes (W, 2-1) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
LP: Jaela Martin (L, 0-4) 4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
3rd inning
Madden singled to left field.
Cantu flied out to cf.
Ostrander singled, bunt; Madden advanced to second.
Lee doubled to right center, 2 RBI; Ostrander scored; Madden scored.
Teague grounded out to ss.
Key walked.
Reiber popped up to c

Notables: Paige Lee recorded her fourth double of the season.

Up Next:
The Eagles will finish their series against Louisiana College Saturday at 12:00 p.m.