No. 3 East Texas Baptist Takes Softball Sweep

Candace Rogers throws a pitch against ETBU.

Game Details:
Monday, April 1, 2019
Clarksville, Arkansas | Hurie Softball Field

Game Three: No. 3 East Texas Baptist University 7, University of the Ozarks 3


University of the Ozarks (8-19, 5-16 ASC)
No. 3 East Texas Baptist University (27-1, 18-0 ASC)


Overview: Nationally ranked East Texas Baptist University scored three runs in the third inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit and take game three of the series 7-3 Monday. After scoring a run in the first, the Eagles rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to grab a 2-1 lead. Sydney Key singled up the middle with two outs to drive in Kieara Bryant. Jaela Martin followed with another single up the middle to score Abby Mork. But the Tigers answered with three decisive runs in the top of the third. The Eagles produced one run in the bottom of the third on Bryant's sacrifice bunt. The Tigers late two-out hits to drive in runs in the fourth and sixth inning. The Eagles got stellar defensive plays from outfielder Megan Madden and shortstop Hailey Ostrander to keep the game within striking distance. In the second inning, Madden robbed Kaitlin Hunter of a home run by stretching her glove above the left field fence to pull the ball back into to play. In the seventh, Ostrander made a leaping catch and then threw over to first base to double up the Tigers. The Eagles recorded three hits against starter Beatriz Lara, who only lasted two innings. The Eagles collected four hits in the contest.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Presley Cox (W, 10-1) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
LP: Candace Rogers (L, 3-6) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
2nd Sydney Key singled up the middle, RBI; Abby Mork advanced to second; Kieara Bryant scored.
2nd Jaela Martin singled up the middle, RBI; Sydney Key advanced to second; Abby Mork scored.
3rd Kieara Bryant grounded out to p, SAC, bunt, RBI; Paige Lee advanced to second; Megan Madden scored.

Jaela Martin recorded a hit to increase her average to .529.

Up Next:
The Eagles will travel to Richardson, Texas, to face Texas Dallas April 5-6.