Clarksville, Ark.-No. 8 Texas-Tyler scored a pair of decisive runs in the fifth to escape with a 4-1 game one win and then racked up 18 hits to pick up a 13-0 game two win Sunday in American Southwest Conference play.
Ozarks ends the season with a 11-29 overall record and a 4-20 mark in ASC action, including an upset against the nationally-ranked Patriots (31-7, 18-4 ASC) Saturday.
In game one, Texas-Tyler led 2-1 after four, but homered and recorded an RBI single in the top of the fifth to move ahead 4-1. In the bottom of the fifth, Ozarks had a pair of runners on base, both of which were in scoring position, but were stranded thanks to an outstanding defensive play. With one out, Patriot shortstop Ashlee Johnson made a leaping grab off a hard line drive to record the second out and then threw over to third base to double up the Lady Eagles and end the frame.
Amber Rollins (10-16) took the loss. Kelsey Stephens finished 2-for-3.
The Patriots rolled to a 13-0 run-rule win in game two behind an 18-hit offensive attack. Ozarks was limited to just two hits in the five-inning contest. Ali Mathis had both hits for the Lady Eagles. Rollins took the loss as the starter.