Oregon Tech Settles for Split with Lewis & Clark
Back-to-back doubles in game 2 for Ryan Hayden accounted for six RBI's to lift Oregon Tech to a 14-4 win over Lewis & Clark College. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Lewis & Clark College rallied for six runs in the third-inning and held on to win game 1 over Oregon Tech 9-7, while Ryan Hayden drove in six runs to help the Owls gain a split over the Pioneers with a 14-4 win in game 2.
Oregon Tech moves to 12-18 with the win, while Lewis & Clark is now 4-23 overall.
Taylor Bars suffered the loss in game 1 for OIT and fell to 2-2 on the season after going three innings. Craig Kathol allowed just two hits in 5 1/3 innings, while Darryl Swearingen got the last two batters out he faced.
Kyle Conner led a 14-hit attack with three hits and drove in two runs. Brad Walters recorded three hits, including a double, while Zack Earle doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Trent Smith, Kory Locken and Phil Sacks added two hits each in the opening contest.
L&C pitcher Eliot Smith moved to 2-5 with the win, going 8 1/3 innings, while Michael Ball recorded his first save of the season recording the final two outs. Smith stuck out three and gave up 13 hits in the win, while also driving in two runs with at the plate. Ball added three RBI in the game 1 win. Roland Greene hit two doubles, while Sam Holman and Nick Lavin finished with two hits each in the opening game.
In game 2 the Owls tallied 11 hits in the 14-4 victory, with Ryan Hayden recording six RBI, including two back-to-back doubles in his first two at bats. Kory Locken doubled and drove in a pair of runs, while Brad Walters added an RBI and a double, with Colin Stock drivin in another two runs. Neil Emerson improved to 3-1 with the win on the mound after scattering nine hits and striking out six in six innings.
Oregon Tech next travels to Willamette University for a pair of non-conference doubleheaders this weekend.
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