Friday, February 16, 2018
Alpine, Texas | Lady Lobo Field
Game One: Sul Ross State University 10, University of the Ozarks 6
Game Two: Sul Ross State University 8, University of the Ozarks 6
University of the Ozarks (0-4, 0-2 ASC)
Sul Ross State Univsity (4-0, 4-0 ASC)
The Eagles scored a combined 12 runs over two games Friday, but still came up empty in their American Southwest Conference opener against Sul Ross State University. The Lobos built a 5-0 lead after three innings before Ozarks made an offensive push in the fourth. Hannah Oler and Brooklyn Keeling had RBI singles to score the Eagles first runs of the game. Oler would end up scoring on an error. With the lead cut to 5-3, Sul Ross State came back and scored five in the bottom of the fourth. The Eagles would claw back again in the next frame, scoring two runs to make it 10-5. Sydney Key doubled in a run and Brooke Savoie recorded a sacrifice fly to score another. In the sixth, Brooke Hoffsommer hit a solo home run to give the Eagles their sixth run of the game. Katie Ventress went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Ozarks. Abby Mork took the loss in the circle.
WP: Gonzalez Jackie (W, 2-0) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
LP: Abby Mork (L, 0-1) 4.0 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
4th Hannah Oler singled to center field, RBI; Katie Ventress advanced to third; Sydney Key scored.
4th Brooklyn Keeling singled through the left side, RBI; Hannah Oler advanced to third; Katie Ventress scored.
4th Taylor Teague reached first on a fielding error by ss; Brooklyn Keeling advanced to second; Hannah Oler scored, unearned.
5th Sydney Key doubled to right field, RBI; Brittany Dean scored.
5th Brooke Savoie flied out to cf, sacrifice fly, RBI; Sydney Key scored.
6th Brooke Hoffsommer homered to left center, RBI.
Senior Brooke Hoffsommer homered for the first time since her freshman season.
The Eagles would strike first scoring a run in the opening frame behind a Brittney Dean RBI double. Sul Ross State responded with two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second. The Eagles would cut the deficit to 4-3 in the third on a Hannah Oler two-run homer. Ozarks followed that by tying the game the next inning on a Katie Ventress RBI single. But Sul Ross State was able to push across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth. With Sul Ross State leading 7-4, Ozarks responded again in the top of the sixth with two runs. This time Dean blasted a two-run homer over the left field fence. Sul Ross State had a two-out hit to score a run in the bottom of the sixth, and then held Ozarks scoreless in the top of the seventh to end the game. Oler took the loss.
WP: Ally Guerrero (W, 1-0) 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
LP: Hannah Oler (L, 0-3) 6.0 IP, 13 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
1st Brittney Dean doubled to left center, RBI; Brooke Hoffsommer scored.
3rd Hannah Oler homered to left center, 2 RBI; Katie Ventress scored.
4th Katie Ventress singled to left field, RBI; Brittany Dean advanced to third; Taylor Teague scored.
6th Brittney Dean homered to left center, 2 RBI; Brooke Hoffsommer scored.
Freshman Brittney Dean had a monster game going 3-for-4 with a homer and double and three RBI.
Senior Hannah Oler cranked out her 10th career home run.
The Eagles will finish the series against Sul Ross State University Saturday at noon.