Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O softball team dropped four games against Louisiana College over the weekend in American Southwest Conference action in Pineville, Louisiana.
Louisiana College (15-1, 7-1) defeated the Lady Eagles (15-7, 7-5) 7-0 and 10-2 on March 19 and 3-0 and 1-0 on March 20. The Lady Wildcats are the defending National Christian College Athletic Association national champions. Ozarks had a rough opening game of the series as Louisiana College’s Sandi Clark threw a no-hitter while striking out 11 batters in a 7-0 win on Friday. Amanda Luney (5-3) received the loss. The Lady Eagles were defeated 10-2 in the second game in five innings of play. Ozarks scored two runs in the top of the first inning on a Brooke Grice two-RBI double knocking in Jamie Johnson and Tiffany Armstrong. However, that would be the only runs of the game for Ozarks. Dana Marvin (6-1) received the loss. Ozarks dropped the first game on Saturday, 3-0, as Louisiana College’s Clark threw a perfect game to upend the Lady Eagles. Chanceree Catlett (6-1) received the loss, giving up only four hits. The Lady Wildcats led 3-0 after the second inning, but were shut out for the remainder of the contest. The Lady Eagles out hit Louisiana College 6-3, but were defeated 1-0 in the final game of the four-game series on Saturday. The pitching trio of Luney, Catlett and Marvin gave up only three hits and did not allow any walks. Louisiana College led 3-0 through four innings of play, but Ozarks threatened to score in the top of the fifth when Kara Bartholomew led off the inning with a single. Shannon Rainbolt later reached first base on an error. Bartholomew would advance to third on the error. The Lady Eagles’ rally came up short as Bartholomew was thrown out at home on a Kayla Reedy infield hit. Catlett received the loss.