Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O softball team won four American Southwest Conference games against LeTourneau University over the weekend.
The Lady Eagles (14-6, 6-6) picked up a 11-10 and 4-1 win on March 22 and were victorious 10-0 and 8-0 on March 23. The Lady Eagles rallied from a 10-9 deficit in the sixth inning to claim a victory in the first game on March 22. Aime Jondro singled in the eventual two game winning runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jondro and Kelly Bennett each had two hits and 3 RBI. Bennett hit her second home run of the season. Shannon Rainbolt and Leigh Thompson, who is leading the league with a .515 batting average, both had 3 hits. Amanda Luney (7-3) received the win after pitching seven innings. Ozarks claimed the second game with a 4-1 win. Thompson paced Ozarks with 3 hits. Freshman Janae Smith (7-3) earned the win. In the first game on March 23, Ozarks scored two runs in the second inning and five runs in the third inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead. Thompson and Kayci Rockwell each pounded out two hits apiece. Luney pitched a two hit shutout and recorded three strikeouts to earn the win. In the second game of Saturday’s double-header, Ozarks used a 4-0 lead after three innings to grab a 8-0 win. Rainbolt and Leslie Foster paced Ozarks with two hits each. Foster and shortstop Regan Brown tallied 2 RBI apiece. Smith pitched five innings and gave up only two hits while striking out three to earn the win. "This was a huge series for us," said head coach Jon Janssen. "In the first game, we were a little rusty. But our girls hung in there and pulled out the win. We are now 6-6 in the conference and back in the hunt for a playoff berth." The Lady Eagles will travel to St Louis, Missouri to participate in the Washington University Tournament on March 28-30. "This tournament will certainly be against quality opponents," said Janssen. "3 of the 5 teams there participated in the national tournament last season. This is a good opportunity for us to see where we are on the national level."