(KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.) -- Oregon Tech swept a Cascade Conference double header from Eastern Oregon University Saturday afternoon at the Oregon Tech Softball Complex, winning 8-4 in game 1, and 5-1 in game 2. Oregon Tech improves to a CCC best 8-0 conference play and 15-5 on the season with the win. The Mountaineers fall 4-8 on the season and 1-7 in CCC Play.
In game 1, Oregon Tech opened up the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd as starting pitcher Cassidy Olson helper her own cause with her first of 2-home runs on the day, a 2-run shot to deep centerfield giving Tech the 2-0 lead. In the same inning, LeAnn Valenta doubled and then scored on a McKenzie Shrum single giving OIT the early 3-0 lead. Tech added 3 more runs in the bottom of the 4th inning on 4-hits including Olson’s 2nd home run of the game as the Owls took a commanding 6-0 lead.
Eastern would add a run in the top of the 5th on 4-walks to make it a 6-1 game. The Mountaineer’s then made things interesting as they scored 3-runs in the top of the 6th inning highlighted by a Britnee Carmen-Rice 3-run home run off reliever Rylee Carleton to make it a 6-4 ball game.
Oregon Tech would answer with 2-runs of their own in the bottom of the 6th inning highlighted by a Tre Sullivan double to make it a 8-4 game.
Tech’s starter Olson closed the door on EOU to pick up the win and move to 7-3 on the season. Lindsey Walchli picked up the loss for EOU falling to 3-5 on the season.
Tori Weatherford, Olson, and Valenta led the OIT offense with 2-hits each in the win.
In game 2, Oregon Tech out-hit EOU 10-4 including home runs by Tori Weatherford and Tasha Silvius to cruise past the Mountaineer’s 5-1. The Owls scored 1-run in the first two innings, then added 2-runs in the 3rd and a single run in the 6th
Jessi Duncan picked up her 6th win in a row giving up just 1-run (earned) and 4-hits to improve to 7-2 on the season.
The Owls offensive attack was led by Weatherford and Shauna Collins who had 3-hits each to lead Oregon Tech.
Eastern was led by Carmen-Rice who had half of the Mountaineer’s hits in the loss.
Oregon Tech will next play at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore. on Monday at University Field. The Raiders sit in 2nd place in the CCC with a 7-1 record. First pitch for Monday’s double header is scheduled for 2:00 pm.