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Oregon Tech softball starts the season with a doubleheader sweep

The Owls only need 5 innings in game one but game two went to extra innings as they soared to a 2-0 season start.

Posted: Feb 6, 2021 2:35 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2021 5:31 PM

ROCKLIN, Calif. — A tale of two different games for Oregon Tech's softball squad as they open the season 2-0 for the second season in a row. The Owls did it without allowing a single earned run.

In game one, Arizona Christian struck first but their one run in the first came on a throwing error on a stolen base attempt. The Owls put up two runs in the bottom half of the same inning before scoring seven more runs between the second and fifth innings. Klamath Falls-native McKenna Armantrout led the way for OIT in the first game, going 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, including a run-scoring double in the second inning. Oregon Tech won handily, 9-1, in the first of two games against Arizona Christian.

In game two, a much different looking game. Krista Ward, a freshman from Vacaville, California, had a no-hitter through five innings, before giving up a single to lead off the sixth inning. However, she and Sarah Abramson combined for an extra-inning shutout as the Owls took down the Firestorm, 3-0 in eight innings.

Oregon Tech has their first home game next weekend against Corban University with a Saturday doubleheader starting at 11 am on February 13. As a reminder, no fans are allowed to attend the games because of current Cascade Conference policies.

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