Howard Payne Softball Edges Eagles In Double-Header

Sydney Key homered against Belhaven.

Game Details:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Brownwood, Texas | Lady Jacket Park

Game One: Howard Payne University 3,  University of the Ozarks 2
Game Two:
 Howard Payne University 2, University of the Ozarks 1

University of the Ozarks (6-15, 5-12 ASC)
Howard Payne University (8-12, 5-9 ASC)


Overview: Howard Payne scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning on a double steal to pull out a 3-2 come-from-behind win in game one of the series. Sydney Key opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning. Hailey Ostrander ripped an RBI single in the third to put the Eagles in front 2-0. But Howard Payne scored once in the bottom of the third and then twice more in the fifth. The Eagles had five hits in the game.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Audrey Simpson (W, 4-3) 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
LP: Abby Mork (L, 4-5) 4.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
2nd Sydney Key homered to left field, RBI. 
3rd Hailey Ostrander singled to right center, RBI; Jaela Martin scored

Sydney Key hit her third home run of the season.


Overview: The Eagles again took an early lead scoring once in the first inning, but Howard Payne answered with a pair of runs to pick up a 2-1 win. The game-winning run came on a two-out single in the fifth inning. Three Howard Payne pitchers allowed just two Eagle hits.

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: Audrey Simpson (W, 5-3) 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
LP: Candace Rogers (L, 2-5) 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
1st Elisa Cantu reached first on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second; Hailey Ostrander scored, unearned

Up Next:
The Eagles will finish their series against Howard Payne Friday at 1:00 p.m.