Clarksville, Ark.-Mississippi College fought off the Lady Eagles to earn a 7-4 American Southwest Conference game one win Saturday afternoon.
Game two reached the fifth inning before being suspended due to darkness. Ozarks leads 1-0. The game will be finished at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, and the series with conclude with a twinbill starting at noon.
In game one, Mississippi College (13-8, 4-5 ASC) broke a 1-1 second inning tie by scoring three runs in the top of the third. Ozarks (8-12, 3-7 ASC) trailed briefly early on before Meghan Smith doubled in Brittany Wagnon, who reached base on a walk. The Lady Choctaws built a 5-1 lead in the top of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth, the Lady Eagles bounced back to score three times behind a two-out rally. Mississippi’s Kim Mason retired the first two batters she faced in the fifth, but ran into trouble after that. Reagan Littlefield doubled to center field, and Kelsey Stephens pushed her to third with a sharp single through the left side of the infield. Wagnon then followed with a double to score Littlefield and advance Stephens to the corner. Heather Roberts delivered a double to left field to score two more runs and bring Ozarks within 5-4. After a scoreless sixth, Mississippi College added two runs in the top of the seventh to fight off a Lady Eagles’ comeback.
Wagnon and Roberts each had two hits. Amber Rollins (6-8) took the loss.