Lady Owls dominates Warner Pacific and sweeps the double header | Sports
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon Tech scored at least one run in each end of a doubleheader against Warner Pacific as the No. 5-ranked Lady Owls earned 15-2, 14-2 wins at Stilwell Stadium .
Addison Kachnik went 4 for 5 with six RBIs and Maggie Buckholz hit a grand slam and hit in six, as OIT (18-5, 10-1 CCC) led their winning streak to six and took the control of sole possession of first-place in the Cascade Conference standings.
Tech dominated the day – scoring the first eight runs in Game 1, while using a 9-run first inning to open the final drink.
“I’m proud of these ladies,” said OIT head coach Greg Stewart. “We hit and throw very well.”
Jayce Seavert opened the scoring with a sacrificial fly, delivering Zoe Allen from third base after second had her start at bat extended by an illegal pitch. An inning later, Kachnik made it 2-0 with a resounding RBI brace – scoring on a long 2-run homer from fellow freshman Nita Cook.
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 brace from Mckenzie Staub.
After the Knights (1-13, 1-10) broke through on a solo homer from Carrigan Foster, the Lady Owls batted for seven fourth-inning runs. Buckholz had the big blast, a long grand slam on the right, with Kachnik adding a 2-point brace. OIT enjoyed four walks, two pitching hits and two wild pitches in the frame.
Kacie Schmidt picked up her ninth victory of the season, striking out six, with Staub and Kachnik each going 2-for-3. Ashley Hawkins finished 2-for-2 in the loss to WPU.
The big first inning quickly put Game 2 out of reach – as OIT sent 13 batters to the plate. An early single from Allen was followed by a double from Kaila Mick RBI. Kachnik made it 5-0 with a 2-run single, Allen added her own 2-run single, with Mick tripping a run home and Seavert hitting it home with an RBI double.
Staub took the complete game victory, striking out seven runs – with Mick going 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs. Allen was 2 for 4 with three RBIs, Kachnik was 2 for 2 with three RBIs, with Jensen Becker going 2 for 2 with a triple and RBI.
Both teams close the series tomorrow with a doubleheader at 11 a.m.