Oregon Tech Pounds Out 26 Hits, Settles for NAIA West Split at Patten
Zack Earle recorded five hits and six RBI in doubleheader split at Patten.
Oakland, Calif. – Oregon Tech erupted for 16 hits in an 11-3 win in game 1, but was unable to hold on to a 10-0 lead in the nightcap, dropping game 2 by an 11-10 score in Sunday’s NAIA West doubleheader versus Patten University.
The Owls are now 9-12 on the season and even in NAIA West play at 2-2.
Hayden Wolfe moved to 2-1 on the year, while Codey Barrett recorded his second save of the season in the victory for the Owls. Wolfe went six innings allowing seven hits, while Barrett finished the final three giving up just one base hit.
In game 1 Zack Earle recorded three hits for the Owls, including four RBI. Dylan Rogers, Kevin Shulemson and Wolfe drove in a pair of runs each, while Matt Miller added a RBI. Alex Reynolds, Kory Locken, Ryan Hayden, Brad Walters and Wolfe all finished with a pair of hits, with Hayden, Dylan Rogers and Earle adding doubles.
Patten got on the board first with a three-run third inning, but Oregon Tech responded with a three-run fourth to tie things up. Tech put the game out of reach after recording four runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to move ahead 10-3. The Owls would add an insurance run in their half of the eight for the final margin of victory, 11-3.
Tech continued to pound the ball in game 2, moving ahead of the Lions 10-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning of the nine inning contest. A six-run fifth inning for Tech looked to give the Owls a sweep over PU, but the Lions answered with a seven-run fifth inning, while four more in the sixth proved to be all the run support the home team would need.
Locken finished game 2 with three hits, with Hayden, Walters, Rogers and Earle adding two more hits each. Hayden provided Tech’s only homerun of the day, a two-run shot to open up the game, with Reynolds doubling and driving in two runs as part of Tech’s six-run fifth inning.
Weather permitting; Oregon Tech will host their first games in Klamath Falls as Menlo College visits in NAIA West action this Saturday and Sunday at Kiger Stadium. Saturday’s action begins at noon with Sunday’s doubleheader set to begin at 11 a.m.
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