Clarksville, Ark.--Ozarks went 1-3 in a four-game series in American Southwest Conference play against Mississippi College over the weekend.
The Lady Choctaws (8-4, 3-3) took a 7-0 win in the series’ first game on Friday. Mississippi College scored all seven on their runs in the bottom of the first inning and then held Ozarks (2-9-1, 1-3) to four hits over the next six innings. Kara Bartholomew went 2-for-3 in the game to lead the Lady Eagles’ offensively. Dana Marvin (1-4) received the loss, but had nine strikeouts. Mississippi College gained an 8-0 win in the second game of their double-header on Friday. The Lady Choctaws again jumped on the Lady Eagles early in the contest, holding a 3-0 advantage after the first inning. From that point, Ozarks was unable to generate any runs. Jeanne Randall went 2-for-3 to lead Ozarks. Chanceree Catlett (1-5) received the loss and had three strikeouts. On Saturday, the Lady Choctaws held a 6-0 lead after two innings of play and went on to a 13-6 victory. Ozarks recorded one run in the third and two runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Choctaws scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth. Jodie Clark doubled in Devon Bottoms and Bartholomew doubled in Clark in the fourth inning. Trenda Neff had two-RBI double in the fifth to cut the deficit to 11-5. Shannon Rainbolt and Clark each had two hits to lead Ozarks. Catlett received the loss. After trailing 1-0 going into the sixth inning, Ozarks scored two runs in the top of the sixth to gain a 2-1 win in the last game of the series on Saturday. Dana Marvin led off the sixth inning with a walk. Brooke Grice reached base on an error. Erica Newell followed with an RBI single to tie the contest at 1-1. With one out and runners on first and second, Jessica Pianalto knocked in the game-winning run. Pianalto ended the game 2-for-3 with an RBI. Marvin picked up the win after pitching a complete game and striking out seven. Ozarks will not be in action until March 25-26 when they host UT-Dallas in a four-game series.