Belhaven Slips Past Eagles To Notch Friday Sweep

Sydney Key homered against Belhaven.

Game Details:
Friday, March 8, 2019
Jackson, Miss. | McLeod Softball Field

Game Two: Belhaven University 6, University of the Ozarks 4
Game Three:
Belhaven University 7, University of the Ozarks 6

University of the Ozarks (5-11, 4-8 ASC)
Belhaven University (6-10, 4-8 ASC)


Overview: A three-run third inning proved to be the difference in game one as Belhaven handed the Eagles a 6-4 setback. The Eagles struck first with a run from Tori Reiber in the opening frame. Belhaven tied the score in the bottom of the first and then posted three runs in the third. The Eagles got one run back in the fourth, but the Blazers responded with two runs later in the inning. The Eagles made it 6-4 in the fifth on a Paige Lee RBI triple and took advantage of a Belhaven miscue. The Eagles went down in order in the sixth. The visitors had a runner on third with one out in the seventh, but couldn't produce the run. 

Pitching Decisions:
WP: K. Shipley (W, 1-2) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO
LP: Jaela Martin (L, 0-3) 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
1st - Reiber grounded out to 3b, RBI; Teague advanced to third; Cantu scored. 
4th - Miller reached first on a throwing error by p, RBI; Key scored. 
5th - Lee tripled to right field, RBI; Teague scored, unearned.
5th - Key reached first on an error by ss; Lee scored, unearned.

Paige Lee recorded her first collegiate triple.

Overview: Belhaven edged the Eagles with the game-winning run in the sixth frame to win the series. After Belhaven plated four runs in the first, the Eagles eventually added four of their own to even the score. The Eagles big four-run third started with a Paige Lee RBI single. The highlight of the frame came when Sydney Key belted a three-run homer to make it 4-4. The Eagles tied the game in the sixth on a Kieara Bryant solo home run and then took the lead on a passed ball. But Belhaven got both runs back on RBI singles. 

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: M. Sosa (W, 1-0) 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
LP: Cheyanna Miller (L, 0-1) 1.0 IP, 4 R, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
3rd Lee singled to second base, RBI; Martin scored. 
3rd Key homered, 3 RBI; Teague scored; Lee scored. 
6th Bryant homered, RBI. 
6th Martin advanced to third on a passed ball; Jasna scored on a passed ball.

Sydney Key and Kieara Bryant each hit home runs.

Up Next:
The Eagles will host Hendrix College March 12 in a double-header.