Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O Lady Eagles (8-6, 5-3) softball team won three of four American Southwest Conference games against LeTourneau University over the weekend.
Ozarks is currently in third place in the ASC East Division. The Lady Eagles picked up wins of 3-1, 2-1 and 8-3, but were defeated 1-0 in the second game of the four-game series. Ozarks will host Louisiana College March 28-29. The Lady Eagles came out with a 3-1 victory in the first game March 21. Ozarks scored three runs in the second inning on RBI’s by Sarah Fielder, Jamie Johnson and Devon Bottoms. Johnson led the team with two hits. Amanda Luney (4-3) received the win after pitching seven innings and giving up only one run. The Lady Eagles struggled at the plate in their 1-0 loss to LeTourneau in the second game. Ozarks recorded only four hits in the contest. Pitcher Brandi Blake (4-3) received the loss. The Lady Eagles came back strong in the third game, recording 12 hits in a 2-1 win March 22. LeTourneau held a 1-0 lead after four innings of play before the Lady Eagles would put one run on the board in the top of the fifth inning. Ozarks would score one more run in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and seal the win. Leigh Thompson had four hits to lead the team. Kelly Bennett had one RBI. Luney picked up the win after eight innings of work. The final game of the series saw the Lady Eagles explode for five runs in the third inning in route to a 8-2 victory. Shannon Rainbolt, Andrea Dewey and Johnson each had two hits apiece. Blake received the win after striking out four. "I’m defiantly happy with taking three of four on the road," said head coach Jon Janssen. "We lost 1-0 in the second game, and that was a game we feel like we should have won but things didn’t go our way. We played well defensively this weekend, but our hitting was little sluggish due to the time off for spring break. Shannon Rainbolt and Jamie Johnson are both hitting extremely well for us right now."