Key Homers Twice In Double-Header

Sydney Key homered twice in a double-header against Central Baptist College.

Game Details:
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Conway, Arkansas | City of Colleges Softball Field

Game One: Central Baptist College 10, University of the Ozarks 8
Game Two:
 Central Baptist College 6, University of the Ozarks 2

University of the Ozarks (8-26)
Central Baptist College (30-13)


Overview: Central Baptist College jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and then had to hold off the Eagles to claim a 10-8 win in game one Tuesday night. Trailing 9-2 after five, Sydney Key homered and Tori Rieber recorded an RBI in the top of the sixth to bring the Eagles within 9-4. The Mustangs tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Eagles rallied in the final frame to make things interesting. In the top of the seventh, Brittney Dean had an RBI single and Key followed with a bases loaded hit by pitch to drive in another. Kieara Bryant drew a bases loaded walk and Reiber had an RBI from a groundout. With runners in scoring position, the Mustangs were finally able to make the final out to close out the game. Hailey Ostrander, Megan Madden and Dean each had two hits.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Kym House (W) 7.0 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
LP: Abby Mork (L, 5-10) 2.0 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
3rd Paige Lee flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Megan Madden advanced to second; Hailey Ostrander scored. 
5th Paige Lee singled to center field, RBI; Megan Madden advanced to second, out at third cf to 3b to 2b to ss to cf; Hailey Ostrander scored. 
6th Sydney Key homered to center field, RBI. 
6th Tori Reiber grounded out to 2b, RBI; Kieara Bryant scored.
7th Brittney Dean singled to right field, RBI; Megan Madden advanced to second; Hailey Ostrander scored.
7th Sydney Key hit by pitch, RBI; Paige Lee advanced to second; Brittney Dean advanced to third; Megan Madden scored. 
7th Kieara Bryant walked, RBI; Alexis Holt advanced to second; Paige Lee advanced to third; Brittney Dean scored. 
7th Tori Reiber grounded out to 2b, RBI; Candace Rogers advanced to second; Kieara Bryant advanced to third; Paige Lee scored, unearned.


Overview: Central Baptist again started strong jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning in a 6-2 game two win. But Key struck again as she blasted a two-run homer in the fourth to bring the score to 3-2. However, the Eagles were only able to collect a combined two hits in the fifth, sixth and seventh innnigs. Madden had a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. 

Pitching Decisions: 
WP: Brooks Trout (W) 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
LP: Jaela Martin (L, 0-7) 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
4th Sydney Key homered to left field, 2 RBI; Paige Lee scored

Sydney Key homered in each of the games and now has a team-leading five.

Up Next:
The Eagles will host LeTourneau University April 19-20. Between Friday's games, the senior class will be honored as part of Senior Day.