OIT Round-Up: Softball wins seventh straight

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MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Tech Owls softball team on the first of two home doubleheaders, beating Eastern Oregon 9-3 and 14-1 at US Cellular Field.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, the games were supposed to be held in Klamath Falls, but poor field conditions prevented it.

Kayde Schaefer led the Owls’ offensive charge in game one, scoring three runs on three hits with two RBI. Amber Knight added three RBI.

Jess Plummer hit her tenth home run of the year in game two.

Taylor Schmidt pitched to the game one win, with Melissa Morgan gaining the game two victory.

The No. 6 Owls (24-4; 7-1 CCC) are expected to get its first real home game Monday at the OIT Softball Complex in Klamath Falls in a doubleheader against No. 20 College of Idaho at noon.

Owls Baseball Splits

Oregon Tech baseball put up 10 runs in the sixth inning to defeat Simpson 18-10 in a home doubleheader in Medford. Simpson won the second meeting 10-9.

The Owls (15-20; 8-8 CCC) sixth inning was highlighted by Ryan Hayden’s grand slam, his second home run of the game, batting in five runs. Hayden finished with four RBI in the second game.

The Owls open back-to-back doubleheaders with College of Idaho Friday and Saturday in Caldwell, Idaho.

Oregon Tech Track and Field

Kevin Ellingson’s 14-foot-6-inch vault won the pole vault event as Oregon Tech competed at the Willamette Invite this weekend in Salem. Teammate Kassi Conditt placed third in the shot put, with Scott Miner ending fourth in the men’s 10,000 meters.

Track and field is at the Conference Combined Events Thursday and Friday in Oregon City.