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  • COLLEGE SOFTBALL

    Southern Oregon splits with OIT

  • KLAMATH FALLS — Southern Oregon claimed a 7-3 victory in the opener and No. 15 Oregon Tech powered five home runs to win the second game 12-1 and split a Cascade Collegiate Conference softball doubleheader Tuesday.
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  • KLAMATH FALLS — Southern Oregon claimed a 7-3 victory in the opener and No. 15 Oregon Tech powered five home runs to win the second game 12-1 and split a Cascade Collegiate Conference softball doubleheader Tuesday.
    Southern Oregon's record goes to 12-13 overall and 8-4 in conference play, while Oregon Tech goes to 26-9 overall and 10-4 in the CCC.
    Ashley Lowe tallied three hits in the opener to lead SOU, including a two-run triple in the fourth inning, while Alexa Gonzalez and Jessica Flores each finished with three hits in the two games.
    Sydney White picked up the complete-game victory in the opener, limiting Oregon Tech to three runs on nine hits with six strikeouts.
    The Raiders scored three runs on three hits in the top of the first inning. Gonzalez and Lowe both singled to load the bases after Kara Kelsey was hit by a pitch. Stephanie Vandenbusch brought home the first run when she was hit by a pitch, and Sierra Anderson drove in a run with a fielder's choice groundout. Irene Barrantes made it 3-0 with a single to center.
    Southern Oregon added a run in the third and two more in the fourth.
    Oregon Tech scored its first run in the bottom of the sixth when former North Medford player Taylor Schmidt homered to left, and the Raiders responded with a run in the top of the seventh.
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