Softball Team Splits With Sul Ross State University

Abby Mork tossed a one-hitter against Sul Ross State.

Game Details:
Friday, March 1, 2019
Clarksville, Ark. | Hurie Softball Field

Game One: University of the Ozarks 8, Sul Ross State University 0
Game Two:
Sul Ross State University 8, University of the Ozarks 3

University of the Ozarks (4-8, 3-5 ASC)
Sul Ross State University (4-5, 2-5 ASC)


Overview: The Eagles broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning by powering five runs on the board and eventually notching a run-rule win against Sul Ross State University 8-0 Friday in game one. Starting pitcher Abby Mork was masterful in the shutout as she threw a one-hitter. Sydney Key got things going for the offense singling in a run. With one out, Sierra Jasna doubled in two runs. Elisa Cantu drove in a run and later stole home to make it 5-0. In the fifth after Tori Reiber recorded an RBI, Key sent the Eagle fans into a frenzy as she hit an inside the park homerun. The Eagles got the final run on a Megan Madden RBI single. The Eagles had 12 hits on the day, with four players recording multiple-hit games. Mork, who didn't allow a base runner until the third inning, struck out three and walked two.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Abby Mork (W, 3-3) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
LP: J. Vaughn (L, 2-3) 4.2 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
4th - Sydney Key singled to right center, RBI; Tori Reiber advanced to second; Taylor Teague scored. 
4th - Sierra Jasna doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Sydney Key scored; Tori Reiber scored, unearned. 
4th - Elisa Cantu singled to left field, RBI; Sierra Jasna scored, unearned. 
4th - Hailey Ostrander stole second; Elisa Cantu stole home, unearned. 
5th - Tori Reiber grounded out to 2b, RBI; Taylor Teague scored. 
5th - Sydney Key homered to right field, RBI.
5th - Megan Madden singled through the right side, advanced to second, RBI; Alexis Holt scored.

Abby Mork tossed a one-hit shutout.
The Eagles recorded a run-rule win, their first of the season.
Sydney Key had a inside the park home run, slicing a deep shot to right field.


Sul Ross State played inspired early in the game and finished with a 8-3 win to keep the Eagles from getting a Friday sweep. Sul Ross scored five times in the first frame and posted five hits. The Lobos added another run in the second to make it 6-0. The Eagles responded with a run in the bottom half of the third and another in the fourth on Kieara Bryant's solo home run. In the fifth, the Eagles climbed within 6-3, but the Lobos answered with two runs in the top of the sixth.

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: K. Dove (W, 1-1) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
LP: Candace Rogers (L, 1-4) 0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
3rd - Paige Lee singled up the middle, RBI; Megan Madden scored. 
4th - Kieara Bryant homered to center field, RBI. 
5th - Paige Lee grounded out to 2b, RBI; Elisa Cantu advanced to third; Megan Madden scored.

Kieara Bryant hit her second home run of the season.

Up Next:
The Eagles will wrap up the series with game three Saturday at 11:00 a.m.