Davis HR Lifts Tech Over Vanguard, 5 Bombs Takes Out Arizona Christian, Blanks Menlo
REDDING, Calif. – Freshman Alyssa Davis put the Owls on the board with a 1st Inning two-run homerun, while senior hurler Taylor Schmidt held Vanguard University to a single run as ninth-ranked Oregon held on for a 2-1 victory in game 1 of the Simpson University Tournament. Five Homeruns would push the Owls to a 9-1 win over Arizona Christian in game 2, while Schmidt returned to the circle in game 3 and hurled a four-hit shutout helping Tech to a three-game sweep on the day.
The three victories today improve the ninth-ranked Owls to 5-1 to start the 2013 campaign.
Schmidt picked up her first win in the circle on the season as the senior struck out five and walked none versus VU in game 1.
Tech recorded just three hits with Davis’ second homerun of the season being enough run support for the Owls. Shauna Collins scored a run after a 1st inning single, while Sara Coates was the only other Owl with a single in the game.
In game 2 Oregon Tech recorded 11 hits, including five homeruns in the contest, to defeat Arizona Christian by a 9-1 score this afternoon in game 2 of the Simpson University Tournament.
In the 11-hit attack, McKenzie Shrum, in her first collegiate start, went 3-for-3 at the plate, including her first-ever homerun – a solo shot in the fifth inning. Both Shauna Collins and Alyssa Davis added a pair of hits in the win for Tech. The freshman, Davis, continued her torrid start, connecting on her third homerun of the season - a three-run shot in the 4th inning.
With no score entering the second inning Kaitlyn Anderson connected for her first-career homerun to give the Owls a 2-0 lead. A Collins sacrifice fly later in the inning gave the Owls a 3-0 advantage.
Plummer made it a 4-0 game on a 270’ bomb in the 3rd inning, while Davis’ third homerun of the weekend, a 3-run blast in the 4th inning. Put Tech up 7-0.
Taylor Schmidt led off the 5th inning with a solo shot, while Shrum connected for the fifth homer of the game, and her first career long ball, as Tech won the shortened contest by a 9-1 score.
The Owls made it a sweep on the day defeating Menlo 6-0. Schmidt moved to 2-0 in circle after a complete-game four hitter versus the Oaks. Scoreless going into the fourth inning, the Owls scored four in the inning, including a RBI double by Schmidt for the Owls' first run which proved to be all the run support the senior needed.
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