Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles cruised to a 8-1 win to open Monday's double-header action against Hendrix College, but fell 2-1 in the final contest of the afternoon in Conway.
Ozarks (19-18) broke a scoreless game in the third inning when the Lady Eagles collected three runs on two hits to take a 3-0 advantage. Kara Bartholomew led off the inning with a single and promptly stole second base. Bartholomew would advance to third on a wild pitch. Shannon Rainbolt walked and also advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jamie Johnson then reached first base on an error, scoring Bartholomew. Brooke Grice would later knock in Rainbolt and Johnson with a single for Ozarks second and third run of the inning. Hendrix (12-28) would score once in the bottom of the fourth. Johnson homered in the fifth to score two more runs and increase their lead to 5-1. It was Johnson’s second homer of the season. The Lady Eagles added three more in the seventh with an RBI single by Erica Newell and a double by Dana Marvin to score two runs. Ozarks had six hits in the game from six different players. Marvin (9-5) received the win after pitching a complete game and striking out five. Hendrix jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth and would never relinquish it. The Lady Eagles scored one run in the top of the sixth to cut the deficit to 2-1. Rainbolt crossed the plate after reaching base on a single and would eventually wind up on third and score on an error by the short stop. Ozarks did threaten to score in the final inning of play. Jeanne Randall led off the top of the seventh with a single and Kaleigh Dees reached base on an error. Tiffany Armstrong pinch ran for Randall and would reach third base while Dees advanced to second. However, neither were able to score. Ozarks had five hits while holding the Lady Warriors to four. Chanceree Catlett (5-6) received the loss.