Lady Owls Dominate Warner Pacific, Sweep Doubleheader | Sports
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech scored at least one run in every inning of a doubleheader against Warner Pacific as the 5th-ranked Lady Owls rolled to 15-2 and 14-2 victories at Stilwell Stadium.
Addison Kachnik finished 4-for-5 with six RBI and Maggie Buckholz hit a grand slam and knocked out in six as OIT (18-5, 10-1 CCC) extended his winning streak to six and took sole possession of the first. 1st place in the Cascade Conference rankings.
Tech dominated the day – scoring the opener’s first eight runs while using a 9-run first inning to break up the nightcap.
“I’m proud of these ladies,” said OIT head coach Greg Stewart. “We hit and pitch really well.”
Jayce Seavert opened the scoring with a victim fly, clearing Zoe Allen off third base after the second student extended her leadoff at bat with an illegal pitch. An inning later, Kachnik made it 2-0 with a ringing RBI double — and scored on a long 2-run homer from Nita Cook, who was also a freshman.
The lead grew to 8-0 in the third – as the Owls capitalized on two errors – adding an RBI single from Puakea Milbourne and a run-scoring double from Mckenzie Staub.
After the Knights (1-13, 1-10) broke through on a solo homer by Carrigan Foster, the Lady Owls hit seven runs in the fourth inning. Buckholz had the big throw, a long right grand slam, and Kachnik added a 2-run double. OIT used four walks, two hit-by-pitches and two wild pitches in the frame.
Kacie Schmidt claimed her ninth win of the season and scored six goals, with Staub and Kachnik each going 2-on-3. Ashley Hawkins ended the loss for WPU 2-2.
The big first inning quickly put Game 2 out of reach – as OIT sent 13 batsmen to the plate. An Allen leadoff single was followed by a Kaila Mick RBI double. Kachnik made it 5-0 with a 2-run single, Allen added a 2-run single of his own with Mick trebling a run and Seavert knocking them home with an RBI double.
Dust won the entire game, batting a seven – Mick finished the 3-on-4 with a double, triple and three RBI. Allen was 2-4 with three RBIs, Kachnik was 2-2 with three RBIs, Jensen Becker went 2-2 with a triple and RBI.
The two teams will end the series tomorrow with a doubleheader at 11am.