Homeruns Lead to Split for Owls
ROCKLIN, Calif. – The Oregon Tech softball team rebounded from a 5-3 loss to William Jessup University, winning the nightcap 4-1 as the Owls moved to 9-4 on the season.
Taylor Schmidt went the distance in game 2, giving up just one run on seven hits in seven innings.
After five complete innings, the Owls pushed three runs across in the top of the sixth, thanks to a lead off homerun from Jess Plummer to put the Owls up 1-0. Kayde Schaefer then hit a two-run blast to center field that proved to be the game winner. Andria Wheatley scored and insurance run, after leading off the last inning with a triple, when Shauna Collins recorded a sac fly RBI to put Tech up 4-1. The game would end by the same score.
William Jessup went up 5-1 after four innings in the opening game, and the Owls never did recover. Tech loaded the bases in the third inning with just one out, but only came away with a single run. Danielle Sayers led off with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. WJU pitcher, Erin Houston, fanned the next two batters to end the inning.
A lead off single for Sayers in the fifth would later lead an Ashleigh Larson two two-run blast, but that would be all for the Owls, as WJU defeated OIT 5-3.
Tech next will meet Simpson University in Redding with a doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m.
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