Softball Eagles Win Series Against Hardin-Simmons

Hailey Ostrander returns as an All-Conference player for the 2019 softball season.

Game Details:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Abilene, Texas | Ellis Softball Field

Game Two: University of the Ozarks 5, Hardin-Simmons University 4
Game Three:
 Hardin-Simmons University 6, University of the Ozarks 3

University of the Ozarks (12-28, 9-21 ASC)
Hardin-Simmons University (19-21, 14-13 ASC)


Overview: Senior pitcher Abby Mork threw a complete game and struck out six to lead the Eagles to a 5-4 win over Hardin-Simmons. The Eagles had a big first inning with Taylor Teague and Sydney Key tallying RBI. Mork later helped her own cause by singling in a run in the fifth inning, which proved to be important because Hardin-Simmons scored twice in the bottom of inning. Hailey Ostrander, Megan Madden, Brittney Dean and Tori Reiber all had two hits.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Abby Mork (W, 6-11) 7.0 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
LP: Taylor Hinojos (L, 5-5) 1.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
1st - T. Teague singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; H. Ostrander scored.
1st - S. Key singled to right field, RBI; P. Lee advanced to third, out at home rf to c; T. Teague scored.
1st - A. Mork struck out swinging, reached first on a passed ball; B. Dean advanced to second; S. Key scored, unearned.
2nd - M. Madden singled through the left side, RBI; H. Ostrander advanced to third; T. Reiber scored.
5th - A. Mork singled to first base, RBI; A. Holt scored.


Overview: The Eagles scored first to open the game and later tied the game only to have Hardin-Simmons rally for two runs in the fourth to earn a 6-3 win. Brittney Dean drove in a run to open the game and Paige Lee singled in a pair of runs in the fourth to produce the Eagles' run total. Lee finished 3-for-4 and Hailey Ostrander went 3-for-4.

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: Gabby Ortega (W, 6-3) 3.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
LP: Candace Rogers (L, 6-9) 5.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary
1st - B. Dean singled to center field, RBI; P. Lee advanced to second; T. Teague advanced to third; H. Ostrander scored. 
4th - P. Lee singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI; T. Teague advanced to third; M. Madden scored; H. Ostrander scored, unearned.

Seniors Cheyanna Miller, Abby Mork and Hailey Ostrander played their final game for University of the Ozarks.