Eastern Completes Weekend Sweep of Knights

SANDY, Ore. – Eastern Oregon Softball was back in action Sunday as they completed their three-game series with the Knights of Warner Pacific University. The Mountaineers completed the weekend sweep, taking game one by a score of 10-1 and game two by a score of 8-1.

GAME ONE

Eastern set the tone in the opening inning. Addison Ribordy got things rolling with a two-RBI double, followed by an RBI single from Kelly Monaghan that gave the Mountaineers a 4-0 lead. EOU struck again in the third inning when Monaghan blasted a two-run homer to extend the lead to 6-0. In the circle, Kylie Parsons delivered a stellar performance. Parson went the distance and allowed just two hits and one unearned run while striking out an impressive 10 batters. The Mountaineers tacked on four more runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by a Brylin Field double that brought Monaghan and Maddy Stateler home. Parsons and the Mountaineers closed out the Knights in the bottom of the seventh to take game one by a score of 10-1. 

Key Performers

GAME TWO

The Mountaineers wasted no time asserting themselves in game two, when they put up three runs in the opening inning. Kelly Monaghan’s RBI single and Maddy Stateler’s two-RBI double propelled Eastern Oregon to an early lead. The Knights responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the first, but Eastern’s offense was ultimately too much. In the fourth inning, Hannah Tyree blasted a three-run homer to extend the lead to 6-1. The Mounties tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning, as Hannah Tyree added another RBI with a single to left center field, followed by Karly Hanosky’s RBI double to stretch the lead to 8-1. Kaylie Hoskins delivered another great performance, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out an impressive 13 batters over five innings. Macao Jackson closed out the game with two solid innings of relief to close out the Knights.

Key Performers

The Mountaineers will be back in action Thursday, Mar. 28 as they return home to Peggy Anderson Field to take on the Argos of the University of Providence. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.

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