Clinton, Miss.-The Lady Eagles capped a game one comeback 6-4 win with two runs in the top of the tenth, but dropped game two 10-2 against Mississippi College Saturday in American Southwest Conference play .
In game one, Ozarks (10-14, 3-9 ASC) came back from a 3-1 deficit and eventually sent the game into extra innings where it won in the tenth on a Heather Roberts fielder’s choice RBI and an Arel Ferguson groundout RBI. With Ali Mathis on second base, Shawnee Sorensen roped a single to centerfield to jumpstart the rally in the tenth. With one out, Roberts put the ball in play, allowing Mathis to cross the plate. The Lady Eagles plated another run when Sorensen scored on Ferguson’s infield groundout. Amber Rollins, who went 9.2 innings and was relieved in the middle of the ninth, came back in the circle to pitch the bottom of the tenth to receive a save. Tabitha McClane (2-3) received the win.
The Lady Eagles scored once in the first on Tori Lemieux’s RBI single, but Mississippi College (6-18, 4-6 ASC) took the lead when it posted three runs in the third. Ozarks fought back to tie the contest, 3-3, when Mathis ripped a two-run double in the fourth. Rollins manufactured a run in the fifth on an infield RBI single to give Ozarks a 4-3 advantage, but the Lady Choctaws evened the score in the bottom half of the frame.
Mathis finished 2-for-5 with two RBI. Lemieux went 2-for-5.
In game two, Mississippi College turned a 3-2 advantage into an 8-2 lead when it scored five runs in the fifth. Roberts opened the game with an RBI single to give Ozarks an early 1-0 lead. Mathis produced the other run on an RBI single in the fifth.
Miah Williams paced Ozarks at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance. McClane took the loss.
Ozarks will face Texas-Dallas in a four-game series March 28-29 in Richardson, Texas.