No. 14 Mountaineers Take Friday Doubleheader Over UBC

LA GRANDE, Ore. – The nationally ranked No. 14 Eastern Oregon Mountaineers were back in action Friday as they hosted the Thunderbirds of the University of British Columbia. EOU took game one behind an 11 strikeout performance from Kaylie Hoskins by a score of 2-0 and game two by a score of 9-1.

GAME ONE

Both teams had strong pitching performances. For the Mounties it was Kaylie Hoskins in the circle who delivered once again, striking out 11 batters while going the distance and allowing just three hits. For the Thunderbirds it was a tandem of Carleen Murray and Shae Sever in the circle. Collectively they racked up 11 strikeouts while allowing five hits. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when Eastern Oregon’s offense came alive. Madelyn Durham delivered a clutch hit, which allowed both Grace Spencer and Addison Ribordy to score giving Eastern a 2-0 lead. Durham’s two-RBI base hit showed to be the difference as Hoskins and the Mountaineers were able to close the Thunderbirds out to take game one by a score of 2-0.

Key Performers

EOU

UBC

  • Shae Sever – 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 6 SO
  • Carleen Murray – 3.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 SO

GAME TWO

Eastern Oregon’s offense showcased its power in game two, taking an early 2-0 lead, after a two-run home run from Hannah Tyree that brought in Katelynn Evans. Building on their momentum, the Mountaineers added two more runs in the third inning, courtesy of RBI hits from Madelyn Durham and Maddy Stateler, extending the lead to 4-0.

UBC managed to find a run in the top of the sixth inning after a wild pitch from the Mounties allowed Brielle Donoghue to score. The Mountaineers responded tacking on a total of five runs in the bottom of the sixth closing out the Thunderbirds to take a 9-1 game two victory. Kylie Parsons led the charge in the circle for Eastern Oregon, earning her eighth win of the season with an impressive performance, allowing only one run and striking out eight batters over 5.1 innings of work. Macao Jackson provided solid relief to seal the victory.

Key Performers

EOU

UBC

  • Avery Mossop – 1-2, 1BB
  • Lindsay Bell – 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO

The Mountaineers will be back in action Saturday Mar. 16 as they will finish their four game series with the Thunderbirds of the University of British Columbia. First pitch is set for 11 a.m.

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