No. 21 Oregon Tech Sweeps Past Concordia
Oregon Tech's Jackie Imhof Picked up her 13th win of the Season and 4th Save in Sweep of Concordia (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – In a battle of the top two teams in the Cascade Conference, No. 21 Oregon Tech was able to take advantage of timely hitting and solid pitching to squeak past Concordia University 4-2, and 4-3 in a CCC double-header. With the wins OIT improves to 27-6 on the season and 13-1 in conference play. Concordia falls to 16-12 on the season and 9-7 in the CCC. Oregon Tech has now won 11 straight games and improved to 8-0 at home.
In game 1: Oregon Tech’s Ashleigh Larson hit her 10th homerun of the season in the first and Jackie Imhof struck out 6 Cavalier hitters to pick up her 13th win of the season.
Larson led the Tech offense with the homerun and 2 RBI.
Andria Wheatley and Janelle Cromie each had a hit and an RBI for OIT.
Cameron Way had 2-hits for Concordia with Robin Gawlista and Kyndell Andrews each picking up a hit and an RBI.
Imhoff improved to 13-3 picking up the win for OIT with Renee Santos falling to 6-5 for Concordia.
In game 2: Ashleigh Larson continued her hot hitting by singling home Shawna Collins in the first inning. OIT would then take a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning scoring twice on 3 hits and one Cavalier error.
Concordia got onto the scoreboard in the 4th inning off Oregon Tech starter Taylor Schmidt as they scored 2-runs on 4-hits and one OIT error.
Tech added one run in the 5th to make it a 4-2 game.
Jackie Imhof came in to relieve Schmidt in the 6th shutting the door and picking up her 4th save of the year. Taylor Schmidt improved to 14-2 with Concordia’s Jordyn Brown picking up the loss falling to 7-5.
Andria Wheatley and Bree Larson had 2 hits each for Oregon Tech with Ashleigh Larson again picking up 2 RBI in the win.
Ali Paz had 2-hits and scored twice to lead the Cavaliers.
Oregon Tech will now travel to Southern Oregon University (10-15, 7-7 CCC) on Tuesday for a doubleheader scheduled for 2:00 pm in Ashland, Oregon.
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