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Lady Eagles Pound Sul Ross State

March 8, 2009
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles took out their frustrations on Sul Ross State University Sunday, sweeping a double-header contest, en route to breaking a four-game losing streak in Irving, Texas.

Ozarks (2-4) posted a 9-2 win in game one and then followed up with a 9-3 victory in game two. The Lady Eagles pounded out 13 hits in game one and jumped on Sul Ross State (1-13) early by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Sarah Otteman, Julie Wilkinson and Rebecca Groff each had RBI in the opening frame. Sul Ross scored twice in the top of the third, but Ozarks quickly got the runs back in the bottom half of the inning behind RBI by Emily Burns and Danielle Dirks. Ozarks extended their lead to 9-2 the next inning when they exploded for four runs on four hits. Wilkinson again cashed in a runner with a RBI single, and Cassie Saorrono, Nicole Ashley and Kelsey Stephens all notched RBI as well. Meanwhile, pitchers Stephany Henson and Kelsea Morris held the Lobo bats to a combined five hits in the game.

Henson (1-2) received the win after tossing five and one-third innings.

Saorrono went 3-for-4 for the Lady Eagles. Colbey Russo, Kayla Harris and Wilkinson each had two hits.

The Lady Eagles had another strong offensive showing in the second game, hammering out a pair of home runs, and recording four doubles. After a scoreless first inning, Ozarks notched four hits, highlighted by a two-run single by Russo to go up 4-0 in the second. Ozarks added to the lead in the third inning with more offensive fireworks. This time it was Ashley who hit a two-run homer to put the Lady Eagles ahead 6-0. The Lobos did cut it to 6-3 after five, but Otteman doubled in a run and Morgan Goates singled in one to cushion their advantage to 8-3. Burns added a solo shot in the seventh for Ozarks’ final run of the game.

Russo, Saorrono and Harris each had two hits. Ashley finished with a game-high three RBI. Russo and Otteman drove in two apiece.

Kaci Foster (1-1) worked four and one-third innings to post the win.

The Lady Eagles will host Central Baptist College Thursday in a double-header starting at 2:00 p.m.