Eastern Oregon Softball Tops Whitworth in Doubleheader Sweep

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon Softball came out on top in both games on Saturday, sweeping day one of their series with Whitworth.

GAME 1
The Mounties took control of game one early, claiming a 6-1 win over the Whitworth Pirates at Anderson Field.

Eastern Oregon started strong in the second inning, with Haley Tyree’s single through the left side bringing in two runs, while Katelynn Evans added another RBI single through the right side, putting the Mountaineers up 3-0. Hannah Tyree then picked up right where her sister left off, further extending the lead to 4-0 after a single that brought home Evans.

In the third inning, Madison Olson’s powerful homer to center field added another run for Eastern Oregon, making it 5-0. Addison Ribordy grounded out to shortstop in the fourth inning, but not before allowing Haley Tyree to score once again.

Whitworth managed to get on the board in the sixth inning when Jazz Johnson singled through the right side, bringing in Haley Montoya for their sole run of the game and avoiding the shutout.

Haley Tyree, Hannah Tyree, and Madison Olson each finished game one with a pair of hits.

Kaylie Hoskins secured the win after pitching a complete game for the Mounties, allowing only one run on three hits while striking out an impressive 14 batters. Corinne Vasiloff was credited with the Pirates’ loss after giving up 10 hits and six earned runs.

GAME 2
A tighter contest throughout, two runs in the bottom of the fourth helped the Mounties secure a 3-1 victory over Whitworth and sweep the first day of their series with the Pirates.

Whitworth got off to an early lead in the first inning, with Montoya stealing third and subsequently scoring on a throwing error that gave the Pirates a 1-0 advantage.

Eastern Oregon quickly responded in the second inning when Kelly Monaghan’s single up the middle brought in Olson, tying the game at 1-1.

The Mountaineers surged ahead in the fourth inning with Karly Hanosky’s single to right field, bringing in Madelyn Durham for a 2-1 lead. Haley Tyree then ripped a single later in the inning to add another run, giving Eastern Oregon the 3-1 victory.

Haley Tyree was an offensive force for the Mountaineers, contributing 3 hits and an RBI.

The Mounties pitching was stellar, with Kylie Parsons moving to 4-0 on the season after allowing just one unearned run on seven hits while striking out seven batters. Momi Lyman picked up the loss for Whitworth, forfeiting nine hits and three runs to the home team.

With this victory, the Mountaineers improved their record to 6-1 for the season, set to face Whitworth once again for two games tomorrow, beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Anderson Field.

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