Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles moved to 11-1 with two victories over LeTourneau University in American Southwest Conference play on Friday afternoon in Clarksville.
The Lady Eagles (11-1, 5-1) scored six runs in the sixth inning to run-rule the visiting Lady Yellow Jackets (3-14, 2-6) in their 10-1 stomping. Ozarks held a 4-0 lead after three innings of play before LeTourneau score one run in the fourth to close the gap to 4-1. After a scoreless fifth inning, the Lady Eagles scored six runs on four hits in the sixth inning while turning to three freshmen for offensive production to put away a pesky LeTourneau squad. Freshman outfielder Jodie Clark recorded a bases loaded RBI single to begin the scoring campaign. Erica Newell then was hit by a pitch to score another run. Freshman third baseman Brooke Grice followed Newell’s RBI with a bases loaded walk and then freshman pinch hitter Jeanne Randall smacked a triple to bring in three runs. Ozarks slugged 14 hits in the game and committed no errors. Clark went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Jamie Johnson went 3-for-3. Senior Amanda Luney (4-1) received the win after pitching five innings and giving up only one earned run and striking out four. Chanceree Catlett pitched one inning in relief and had two strikeouts. The Lady Eagles’ bats cooled off in the second game of the twinbill, but came away with a 5-2 victory and improved their ASC record to 5-1. Ozarks held a 1-0 lead after three innings of play and then exploded for four runs in the fourth to take a comfortable 5-0 lead into the seventh. Ozarks had just one hit in the fourth inning but it was enough as Jamie Johnson’s inside the park home run scored Devon Bottoms to push the lead to 3-1. Newell recorded an RBI in the inning when she was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Kara Bartholomew scored the team’s final run after Grice drew a walk. Dana Marvin (4-0) cruised through seven innings of work, giving up no earned runs and recording four strikeouts. Marvin helped her own cause by going 2-for-4 at the plate and knocking in one run. The Lady Eagles finish their four-game series with LeTourneau in a double-header tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m.