Softball Drops Ground on Cascade Conference Leaders Oregon Tech
The Southern Oregon University softball team was unable to cut into Oregon Tech’s conference lead on Wednesday as they dropped both games of the double header.
Oregon Tech managed to win the first game 8-to-4 before going on to complete the series with a 6-to-4 win.
Despite the losses, the Raiders played strong in both games and opened with a two-run home run courtesy of Katie Moy to get on the board early.
However, the lead was short lived as Oregon Tech managed to go up 4-to-2 following runs in the second and third innings.
Southern Oregon managed to get back on level terms at four each when Jordan Kurtz scored off of a double by Irenes Barrantes. Barantes then tied the game up by scoring on an RBI single from Sarah Wharton.
After that, it was all the Owls as they managed to grab a pair of un-earned runs in the fifth followed by two runs in the sixth to end the game victorious at 8-to-4.
The Raiders in the second game found themselves down by six by the first two innings, as they helplessly watched the Owls slam two home runs on their way to putting a comfortable 6-to-0 cushion between themselves and their opponents early in the game.
Southern Oregon did well to fight their way back in, however, as a home run by Melissa Corn in the third inning helped set the Raiders on the right offensive course.
The Raiders then trimmed Oregon Tech’s lead to 6-to-3 when Moy drove in both Sierra Anderson and Wharton for scores.
Barrantes grabed the final score for the Raiders in the fifth inning to leave the game at 6-to-4.
With the dropped set, Southern Oregon now finds themselves with a 7-5 record in conference play and 10-3 overall while the Owls are an impressive 11-1 in conference play and 25-6 overall.
Southern Oregon will have a chance to avenge the Owl’s sweep when they host Oregon Tech on Tuesday at 2 p.m.