Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks softball team dropped four games to the No. 4 ranked Louisiana College Lady Wildcats over the holiday weekend in American Southwest Conference play in Pineville, Louisiana.
Ozarks drops to 13-18 overall and 3-15 in ASC play. Louisiana College improves to 33-2 overall and 20-2 in the ASC. Ozarks will host Mississippi College in a four-game series this weekend. The Lady Eagles will hold “Senior Day” on Saturday after their first game at approximately 12:30 p.m. Dana Marvin and Trenda Neff will be recognized. On Thursday, the Lady Eagles were defeated 9-1 and 10-0. In Thursday’s first game, Louisiana College scored five in the second and four in the sixth to run rule Ozarks. The Lady Eagles put one run on the board in the top of the sixth when Dara Clark scored on an error. Ozarks managed only three hits. Dana Marvin (2-7) took the loss. In game two on Thursday, Louisiana College’s Sandi Clark threw a two-hit shutout and her offense backed her up with ten runs in four innings. The Lady Wildcats scored nine runs in the bottom of the first to gain the game’s momentum and help them run rule Ozarks. Chanceree Catlett (6-7) took the loss. On Friday, the Lady Eagles were defeated 3-0 and 9-1. In Friday’s first game, Ozarks’ starter Andrea Mitchell held Louisiana College scoreless through three innings before the Lady Cats scored one in the fourth and two in the sixth to hold off the Lady Eagles. Ozarks had two batters reach base with one out in the top of the third, but they were unable to get either across the plate. Clark held Ozarks to three hits. Jeanne Randall went 2-for-2. Mitchell (5-4) pitched six innings and struck out two and held the potent Lady Cat bats to six hits. In game two on Friday, Louisiana run ruled Ozarks in five innings. The Lady Cats jumped out to a 5-0 advantage after the first and Ozarks was unable to recover from that inning. Marvin doubled in Joslin in the top of the fourth to make the score 5-1, but the Lady Cats would answer with four of their own in the bottom half of the inning to put away any hopes of an Ozarks’ comeback. Ozarks collected four hits in the game. Marvin received the loss. She had four strikeouts.