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Lady Eagles Score Big Win Over Louisiana College

March 15, 2013
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles got solid pitching and clutch hitting to score the program?s first win over American Southwest Conference opponent Louisiana College Friday afternoon.

Ozarks (8-10, 1-5 ASC) went into the first game of the double-header with an 0-46 all-time record against the Lady Wildcats (10-3, 4-2 ASC), but that changed after the Lady Eagles recorded 11 hits and starting pitcher Amber Rollins tossed a shutout until the sixth inning for a 6-2 win.

Ozarks would drop game two 5-3.

In game one, the Lady Eagles took complete control of the contest in the second inning after totaling four hits and scoring three runs. With two outs and Shawnee Sorensen on second base and Molly Bowman on first base, Heather Roberts seized the moment and laced a two-run single through the left side of the infield to put Ozarks ahead 2-0. Arel Ferguson followed with another single and Miah Williams roped a hit to centerfield to score Roberts. With momentum on Ozarks’ side and a 3-0 lead, Reagan Littlefield connected on a pitch from Nancy Bunting and sent it deep over the leftfield fence for a solo home run in the fourth.

The steady Rollins kept Louisiana College off the board until the sixth. The Lady Wildcats scratched across two runs with two outs to trim the deficit to 4-2. But Ozarks would get those two runs back in the bottom half of the sixth when Roberts and Ferguson had RBI singles.

Six different players had hits for Ozarks, with Roberts finishing 3-for-3 with three RBI. Williams, Bowman and Ferguson all had two hits. Littlefield scored two runs.

Rollins improved her record to 6-3 with her sixth complete game of the season.

In game two, Ozarks let a 1-0 lead slip away as Louisiana College scored a decisive four runs in the fourth to pull out a 5-3 win.

The Lady Eagles had three hits in the third inning and received a RBI single from Bowman to hold a 1-0 advantage. But Louisiana College responded with four key runs in the top of the fourth to build a 4-1 lead. Ozarks answered back in the bottom of the fifth when Sorensen launched a two-run homer to bring the score to 4-3. Louisiana College manufactured a run in the sixth to move ahead 5-3 and Ozarks was unable to score in the sixth or the seventh inning.

Sorensen went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI.

Tabitha McClane (1-3) took the loss after throwing three and two-third innings.

Ozarks will conclude its series against Louisiana College tomorrow in a double-header beginning at noon.