Sunday, April 15, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Hurie Softball Field
Final: University of the Ozarks 12, Hardin-Simmons University 5
University of the Ozarks (7-18, 7-14 ASC)
Hardin-Simmons University (1-34, 1-26 ASC)
A big 11-run second inning that saw a Katie Ventress grand slam and a Riki Haase solo home run helped the Eagles to a 12-5 game three victory over Hardin-Simmons University and complete a sweep. In the second, the Eagles pounded out nine hits and took the game's momentum. Ventress blasted a grand slam to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead. The Eagles certainly were not done though as Haase later followed with a two-out solo shot. Hailey Ostrander and Megan Madden also had RBI in the frame. Hardin-Simmons did score four runs in the fifth to keep the game from ending in a run-rule. Madden was 3-for-3 with three RBI. Ventress drove in four runs and Ostrander, Taylor Teague and Sydney Key had two hits apiece. Hannah Oler threw four innings to receive the win and Jaela Martin notched the save.
WP: Hannah Oler (W, 3-9) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
LP: Lexie Allen (L, 1-11) 1.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
Bottom of 2nd Inning
Teague singled up the middle.
Key doubled down the lf line, RBI; Teague scored.
Key advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Bryant hit by pitch.
Ostrander flied out to rf.
Bryant stole second.
Madden singled to third base, RBI; Key scored.
Oler walked; Madden advanced to second; Bryant advanced to third.
Ventress homered to center field, 4 RBI; Oler scored; Madden scored; Bryant scored.
Allen to cf.
Salazar to p for T. Lopez.
Hoffsommer lined out to 3b.
Haase homered to center field, RBI.
Teague singled through the left side.
Key singled through the left side; Teague advanced to second.
Bryant walked; Key advanced to second; Teague advanced to third.
Ostrander singled to shortstop, RBI; Bryant advanced to second; Key advanced to third; Teague scored.
Madden singled, advanced to second on an error by lf, 2 RBI; Ostrander scored, unearned; Bryant scored, unearned; Key scored, unearned.
Oler hit by pitch.
Ventress walked; Oler advanced to second; Madden advanced to third.
Hoffsommer grounded out to ss.
Bottom of 3rd Inning
Ortega to p for Salazar.
Tolich grounded out to 3b.
Ellis singled to center field.
Key reached on an error by 3b; Ellis advanced to second.
Bryant singled, bunt; Key advanced to second; Ellis advanced to third.
Ostrander singled to right field, RBI; Bryant advanced to second; Key advanced to third; Ellis scored, unearned.
Martin struck out swinging.
Oler reached on a fielder's choice; Ostrander advanced to second; Bryant out at third 3b unassisted.
Sunday's three-game conference sweep was the first since 2016. The Eagles swept Concordia University Texas to end the season that year.
Katie Ventress hit a grand slam, the first of her career at Ozarks.
Riki Haase had her first collegiate home run.
The Eagles will travel to Tyler, Texas, to play UT-Tyler April 20-21.