Owls split CCC twinbill with College of Idaho
CALDWELL, Idaho - College of Idaho blanked Oregon Tech 4-0 in the opener, but the Owls used four extra–base hits to bounce back and claim an 8-3 victory in game 2, as the two Cascade Conference rivals split today’s doubleheader at Symms Field.
The Coyotes are even at 10-10 overall and 7-5 in the CCC. Oregon Tech is now 22-18 on the season and 9-5 in the CCC.
Yote Hurler Jody Zillner helped her own cause in the bottom of the first, launching a long homer to right centerfield, giving the Yotes a 2-0 lead. She would get some insurance in the sixth, as the Yotes used four straight singles to push the margin to 4-0.
It was more than enough run support, as OIT managed just four infield singles in the game 1 loss.
Tech catcher Kayde Schaefer. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Tech used a barrage of hits early in Game 2 to gain control – getting a Jess Plummer RBI single, a Taylor Schmidt safety squeeze, and a Kayde Schaefer RBI single to make it 3-0 in the first. The Yotes got an RBI doubles from Dani Villyard and Kristen Haugen in the first to cut the margin to 3-2, but OIT got a Brittany Cherry RBI double in the second and added a Schmidt RBI single and a Schaefer RBI double in the third, to make it 6-1.
Nikki Shumway had an RBI double in the fourth to get the Yotes within 6-3, but Shumway was thrown out at the plate on an infield single by Brittany Wenzel to end the threat. OIT would add a pair of unearned runs in the fifth inning to put the game away.
Plummer went 3-for-4 in the win for the Owls, with Schaefer adding two hits and two RBI. Shumway, Kurdy, and Wenzel all had two hits in the loss for the Yotes.
Game information provided by Mike Safford - C of I sports information
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