Hendrix College Softball Edges Eagles In Double-Header

Sydney Key had a multiple-hit game and a multiple-RBI game.

Game Details:
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.

Pitching Decisions:
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.

Pitching Decisions: 
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.

Up Next:
The Eagles will travel to Conway to face Central Baptist College April 15.