Mountaineers drop four games

By Observer staff March 25, 2013 09:31 am

by OBSERVER STAFF 

PORTLAND — The Eastern Oregon University softball team dropped four Cascade Conference games this weekend.

The Mountaineers lost to Northwest (2-1, 2-1) Friday, before falling to Concordia (8-0, 2-1) Saturday.

In Game 1 against Northwest, EOU’s Katie Martell led the Mountaineers, going 1-for-3 at the plate with one RBI. Mariebeth Watanabe also went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored EOU’s only run.

 The Eagles were led by Lauren Robinson, who went 2-or-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Teammate Sarah Payne went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Game 2 was tied 1-1 after seven innings and went into extra innings. Four innings later the Eagles scored in the bottom of the 11th to take a 2-1 victory.

EOU’s Georgianna Kelly went 1-for-4 at the plate with one RBI, while Gracie Flyg went 2-for-4 and had EOU’s only run.

Against the Cavaliers Satuday, Eastern struggled from the plate in the first game as it only recorded two hits. EOU’s Rachel Hatzell went 1-for-2 from the plate, while Watanabe went 1-for-3.

 The Cavaliers were led by Kate Santos, who went 2-for-3 from the plate with three RBIs and two home runs.  

Robin Gawlista went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.

 In the second game, Concordia took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning, but EOU followed with a run in the fourth.  

But the Mountaineers wouldn’t score again as they dropped their sixth game in a row.

 Alex Hillmick led the Mountaineers, going 1-for-3 from the plate with an RBI. 

Cassie Wendt went 1-for-3 and had EOU’s only run.

 Katie Aden went 2-for-2 from the plate with one RBI for Concordia, while teammate Tobey Varney went 1-for-2 from the plate with one RBI.

 The Mountaineers will be in action Thursday as they travel to Great Falls, Mont., to take on the University of Great Falls. 

Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. MT.