Clarksville, Ark.--The Lady Eagles ended the season with a convincing two-game sweep over Central Baptist College on Tuesday afternoon in Conway.
Ozarks (11-28-1, 5-23) offense flexed its muscles in a 12-3 win in game one. The Lady Eagles pounded out 15 hits while blasting two home runs in the contest. Jeanne Randall hit her first career homer in the second inning to give Ozarks a 2-1 lead. Central Baptist, however, held a 3-2 lead after three innings of play. In the top of the fifth, Brooke Grice smashed a two-run homer to help Ozarks hold a 5-3 advantage. The offense began to really warm-up in the final two innings, scoring a combined seven runs. In the sixth, Kara Bartholomew and Shannon Rainbolt hit back-to-back singles. Grice later doubled to bring home both runners. Chelsea Joslin singled Grice in for Ozarks’ third run of the inning. Devon Bottoms would later knock in Joslin with a double to complete the four-run sixth. Ozarks would score three runs on three hits in the final inning to end the game’s scoring. Rainbolt finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs. Grice had four RBI. Chanceree Catlett (5-15) received the win after pitching a complete five-hit game. She had five strikeouts in the win. The Lady Eagles didn’t slow down in game two, picking up a 10-5 victory in the season finale. Ozarks collected 13 hits and hit two homers while jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. Grice made her presence known again as she smacked a solo home run in her first at bat. Joslin, Erica Newell and Dana Marvin all reached base on singles, with Marvin gathering two runs batted in with her hit. Grice trotted around the bases again in the top of the fifth when she sent a shot over the fence for her fourth homer of the year. Ozarks would score four runs in the sixth on three hits. Jodie Clark reached base on an error and Bartholomew followed her with a double to put runners in scoring position. Rainbolt, playing in the final game of her career, singled in Clark. Rainbolt then stole second. Jessica Pianalto knocked in Bartholomew and Grice would reach base after being hit by a pitch. Joslin doubled in two runs to end the scoring for Ozarks. Five different players had at least two hits in the game. Marvin had a team-best three RBI. Marvin (6-11) also received the win after pitching a complete four-hit game with ten strikeouts. Rainbolt ends her career with numerous school career records, including games played (151), games started (150), hits (145), runs scored (112), stolen bases (44), walks (58), total bases (165) and at-bats (475).