Hoskins Throws Perfect Game Enroute to Mountie Sweep of Argos

LA GRANDE, Ore. – No. 15 Eastern Oregon Softball was back in action Friday as they finished their four game series with the Argos of the University of Providence. For the second day in a row the Mountaineers put on a pitching clinic. This time it was Kaylie Hoskins who threw a perfect game, allowing not a single base runner while striking out 12. Eastern took game one by a score of 11-0 in five innings and game two by a score of 9-1 in 6 innings.

GAME ONE

Eastern Oregon took an early first inning lead behind a Hannah Tyree solo home run to left field, putting EOU ahead 1-0. In the second inning, the Eastern offense exploded with eight runs. Brylin Field started the scoring with a single through the left side, driving in Kelly Monaghan. Haley Tyree followed with a single up the middle, bringing home Field. Katelynn Evans added another run with a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Field. Eastern Oregon capitalized on Providence’s defensive miscues, extending their lead with a fielder’s choice by Addison Ribordy. The inning was capped off with a grand slam by Madelyn Durham to take a 9-0 lead. 

Kaylie Hoskins delivered a stellar performance once again. For her sixth time as a Mountaineer Hoskins threw a complete game no-hitter but this time she took it a step further going perfect in the circle. All 15 Argo batters who stepped to the plate were retired by Hoskins on her way to her first perfect game as a Mountie. Eastern added two more runs in the third inning to further their lead to 11-0. Hoskins and the Mountaineers closed out the Argos in the top of the fifth to take game one by a score of 11-0.

Key Performers

GAME TWO

The game opened with Eastern swiftly taking a first inning lead. Haley Tyree scored the opening run after advancing on a passed ball, putting her team ahead 1-0. Madelyn Durham then delivered a triple down the right field line, driving in three runs and extending EOU’s lead to 3-0. Providence responded in the second inning, with Sierra Main singling to center field, allowing Jaden Ruiz to advance to third and Azia Umphrey to score, narrowing the gap to 3-1.

Eastern’s offense continued to fire on all cylinders in the bottom of the second inning. Katelynn Evans singled through the right side, bringing home Maddy Stateler. Addison Ribordy then was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, allowing Brylin Field to score, taking the lead to 5-1. The Mountaineers added to their lead in the third and fourth innings. Haley Tyree drove in a run on a single, making the score 6-1. Durham’s second triple of the game drove in two more runs in the fourth inning, which extended Eastern Oregon’s lead to 8-1. In the sixth inning, Eastern Oregon scored their final run with Ribordy reaching base on a fielder’s choice, allowing Gates Leatherwood to score, sealing the victory at 9-1.

Key Performers

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  • Madi Moore – 5 IP, 2 SO
  • Azia Umphrey – 2-2, 1 run
  • Sierra Main – 1-1, 1 RBI

With these wins, Eastern Oregon improved their record to 22-5 overall and 13-2 in conference play. The Mountaineers will be back in action Friday, April. 5 when they take on the Yotes of The College of Idaho at home in La Grande, Ore. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.

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