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Sandoval records two wins, Raiders take first two games in rivalry series

A thrilling day of softball in Klamath Falls with a pitcher's duel in game one finishing 2-0 in the Raiders favor and game two needed nine innings to decide a winner, ultimately going to SOU, 8-3.

Posted: Mar 27, 2021 12:45 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The first meeting between Southern Oregon University and Oregon Tech on the softball diamond in two years did not disappoint. A pitcher's duel between the team's respective aces in game one followed by a nine-inning thriller in game two.

Game One - Southern Oregon 2, Oregon Tech 0:

SOU's Gabby Sandoval and OIT's Sarah Abramson duked it out in the opening round of the Clash in the Cascades. Sandoval blanked the Owls earning her 13th win of the 2021 season. Oregon Tech hit the ball well but stranded all nine runners that reached base in the game. Sandoval struck out three and didn't give out any free passes in her seven innings of work.

Abramson was nearly perfect, the only blemish of the game coming in the top of the fourth when SOU's Katrina Winterburn doubled into right-center field, scoring Tayler Walker and Lauren Quirke for the games only runs. The Raiders had to be efficient with their offense as Abramson only gave up five hits.

Game Two - Southern Oregon 8, Oregon Tech 3 (9 innings):

Don't be fooled by the final score, this game was an absolute thriller. The Raiders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning behind a Hannah Shimek base-hit bunt that scored Allie Stines from second and then two batters later, Riley Donovan hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Shimek from third.

But Oregon Tech did not go quietly into the night. They cut the Raiders lead in half in the bottom of the third when a bases-loaded wild pitch allowed Mckenzie Staub to score on a bang-bang play at the plate.

The scoreboard was quiet until the top of the sixth when Ashley Morehead-Hutsell roped one through the middle of the infield and pinch-runner Kelly Ann McKeown was able to jog home from third and give SOU a 3-1 lead.

But Oregon Tech responded in the bottom of the sixth, with Kennedy Jantzi singled into center field with one out. Aubrey Businger followed suit with another single to give the Owls two on and one out. That's when Krista Ward stepped to the plate and hit a laser into center field that one-hopped the fence and scored pinch-runner Maddie Deverna from second. Gabby Sandoval entered game two in relief and retired the next two batters.

Bottom of the seventh, Oregon Tech down to their final three outs. Sarah Abramson also reentered the game to pitch a half-inning before, she reached base on an error. Lexi Klum came in to pinch run and eventually score on McKenna Armantrout's only hit in game two. An RBI single into right field to tie the game and force extra innings.

Sandoval tossed a scoreless eighth and then the Raiders offense exploded for five runs in the top of the ninth. The Raiders ace got her 14th win of the season and now has 104 career wins, now 7th all-time in wins in NAIA history.

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