Owls Use Long Ball to Take a Pair
Oregon Tech's Kayde Schaefer (Photot by Kelly Caleb)
PORTLAND, Ore. – Kayde Schaefer’s two-run shot proved to be all the run support Tech would need in the opening game, while the Owls battled back from a two-run deficit in game 2 to sweep a pair of NW Cup Tournament games versus NCAA III opponents. Oregon Tech defeated George Fox 2-1 and turned around to drop Whitworth University 7-3
Today’s victories helped No. 1 ranked Oregon Tech to a 4-0 record in this weekend’s NW Cup Tournament and moved the Owls to 8-2 overall.
Kayde Schaefer broke open a scoreless game with a two-run shot to left that would prove to be all the runs the Owls would need. George Fox plated a run in the fourth inning, but Melissa Logan, pitching the final two innings in relief, would quiet the Bruin bats and strike out three to pick up the save. Taylor Schmidt went five innings, giving up six hits to earn the win.
After trailing 3-1 in game 2, the Owls exploded for five runs in the fifth and tacked on an insurance run in the final inning to take down Whitworth by a 7-3 final.
Schafer started the rally with her second bomb of the day, a solo shot to right field. With two outs Shauna Collins walked and Elise Goodell followed with a single to advance Collins to third. Collins would score on a passed ball. Ashleigh Larson walked, while Jess Plummer stepped up and hammered a three-run homerun that gave the Owls the lead for good.
Plummer finished with two doubles to go with the homerun in game 2, while Janelle Cromie added a double, and along with Schaefer’s homerun, accounted for five extra base hits of the Owls’ 10 hits for the game.
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