Owls Finish Season Sweep of Raiders
Apr 21, 2014
(KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.) – For the first time since 2008, the Oregon Tech Lady Owls softball team finished off a season sweep of the Southern Oregon University Raiders as the No. 17 Owls won 4-3, and 8-0 on a very windy day at the OIT Softball Complex. Oregon Tech improves to 29-9 on the season and 20-4 in CCC play with SOU falling to 12-12 in conference play and 13-19 overall.
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In game 1, Oregon Tech took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning taking advantage of 2-hits and 2- SOU errors.
The Raiders looked to take the lead in the top of the 4th as they loaded the bases with nobody out. Oregon Tech starter Cassidy Olson then struck out the next two Raider batters and after a walk, forced in a run to make it a 2-1 game; Olson got Ashley Lowe to line out and end the SOU threat.
Southern Oregon grabbed its first lead of the day in the top of the 5th scoring 2-runs on a hit, an OIT error, a hit batter, and a Sierra Anderson sacrifice fly to make it a 3-2 game.
Tech would grab the lead back in the bottom of the 6th scoring 2-runs on 4-hits and a very rare sacrifice fly to the 2nd baseman to score the game winning run 4-3.
Tori Weatherford and Cassidy Olson led the Owls attack with 2-hits each.
Megan Sherer had half of the Raider hits with 3 in the game.
Tech’s Rylee Carleton pitched the final 2.2 innings to improve to 5-0 on the season with SOU’s Brianne Craig getting the loss to fall to 6-7.
In game 2, Oregon Tech got a 3-hit shutout from starting pitcher Jessi Duncan (pictured) who picked up her 14th win of the season, striking out 3 while surviving 6-walks.
Tech scored 2-runs in the first inning on 3-hits, highlighted by an Alyssa Davis double.
Back to back homeruns from Davis (5) and Olson (7) to lead off the 3rd inning gave Tech a 4-0 lead.
The Owls’ Tre Sullivan led off the 5th inning with a triple and scored as Davis picked up her 3rd hit and 3rd RBI of the game and OIT added 2 more runs to lead 7-0.
Shauna Collins led off the 6th with a single and scored the game winning and mercy rule ending run on a Sadie Birch double off the wall in right center field.
Karlie Stevens had 2 of the Raider hits to lead SOU.
Oregon Tech will wrap up the regular season next Friday against Concordia in Portland, Ore. and Saturday at Northwest in Kirkland, Wash. OIT has a 1-game lead on Concordia for the CCC Title and the right to host the CCC Tournament May 1st and 2nd. SOU will play Northwest on Friday and Concordia on Saturday to end its regular season the Raiders are clinging to the 4th and final playoff spot with a 1 game lead over Corban.