MEDFORD, Ore. – No. 10 Oregon Tech (18-6, 6-0 CCC) stayed hot on Sunday hitting a total of 6-home runs including five in the opener as the Owls swept a doubleheader and the four game series from the University of Providence (0-4, 0-4 CCC) Sunday, 17-1 and 10-0 at US Cellular Fields. The four game series was originally scheduled for Great Falls, Montana but was moved to Medford because of poor field conditions.
“We had a good weekend in every aspect of the game and continue to improve as a team,” said Head Coach Greg Stewart. “I am really proud of this group of ladies. They work hard all week long in practice to get better and it shows in their game performance.”
Game 1 Oregon Tech 17 Providence 1 (5-innings)
Kiahna Brown smacked two-home runs, Baylee Wyscaver and McKenna Armantrout muscled up three-run homers and Ali Graham added a solo shot while also picking up the win in the circle as the Owls dominated the Argos 17-1 in the opener.
Graham pitched a mercy rule (5-innings) complete game giving up just one-run and six-hits as she improved to 7-3 on the year.
Armantrout led the OIT offense with three-hits with Brown, Graham, Wyscaver, and Cierra Barkis contributing two-hits each in the win.
Ashlee Anderson had two of the Argos six-hits in the loss.
Game 2 Oregon Tech 10 Providence 0 (5-innings)
Dre Sotelo gave the Owls the early lead with her fifth long ball of the year, a two-run shot giving OIT the 2-0 lead in the top of the first.
Tech blew the game wide open in the second inning with 7-runs on RBI hits by Sotelo, Armantrout and Logan Nunes as OIT took a 9-0 lead.
Brown tripled and scored in the third to give the Hooter the 10-0 shutout win.
Sarah Abramson struck-out nine Argos allowing just two-hits in the five-inning mercy rule shortened game. Abramson improved to 7-3 on the year with the win.
Brown and Sotelo had two-hits each to lead the OIT offense in game two.
Up next the No. 10 ranked Lady Owls will host No. 3 ranked Southern Oregon University (17-4, 5-1 CCC) on Friday and Saturday in a crucial CCC and NAIA four-game series. Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 2:00 pm start. Saturday, Oregon Tech Athletics, along with the OIT Foundation, invite fans to a special ceremony, the official unveiling of the new John and Lois Stilwell Stadium. The ceremony will take place between games of the Lady Owls’ doubleheader with SOU at approximately 1:00 PM. Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am – game tickets available for purchase at the gate.