Forest Grove, Ore. – (Release from Eastern Oregon University Athletics) Eastern Oregon (4-0) traveled to face Pacific University (0-2) to round out their opening weekend. The Mounties had 2 players go 3-3 at the plate, and Kaylie Hoskins threw a no-hitter to take game 1 in a 10-0 win. Game 2 had more grit; it took the Mounties 3 innings to get on the board. After a three-run homer by Hannah Tyree, the Mounties secured game two with a 10-3 win. The Mounties will play their next six games on the road as they travel to California on February 17-19th. EOU will face three different schools playing each opponent twice. First up will be Hope International on Friday, February 17. First pitch is set for 12 PM.
EOU opened the doubleheader against the Pacific Boxers with a 10-0 win. Kaylie Hoskins stayed hot on the mound setting a school record with 17 strikeouts while no-hitting the Boxers. At the plate Hannah Tyree’s first double of the day brought in Karsyn Zaragoza to give the Mounties the lead at the beginning of the game. Defense led the next 3 innings as both teams remained scoreless. That was until Haley Tyree hit a 2-out double, followed by a single from Caitlin Crist and a Zaragoza hit by a pitch to load the bases for the Mounties. Tyree then smacked her second double to bring in all base runners to go up 5-0 at the top of 4. The Mounties grabbed 4 more runs to put them up 10-0 in the following innings. For the Boxers, Mia Barrozo had 5 strikeouts.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 10 – Mounties 10 runs this game is a season high
- 28 – Kaylie Hoskin now totals 28 strikeouts in her first weekend as a Mountie
- 24 – Mounties totaled 24 hits in Sunday series
- Mia Barrozo: 5 SO, 1 WP
The Boxers put up a fight in game 2, but Eastern came back for a 10-3 win. Pacific settled in as they went up 2-0 on the Mounties to start the game. Shelby Starr’s RBI brought in Camryn Willier and kept the Mounties within one. Defense from both teams made for three scoreless innings. Haley Tyree had a double play, and a nice throw to Caitlin Crist to get three outs and hold the Boxers. The Mounties got hot at the plate in the 5th inning. Starr’s double brought in a run to bring the Mounties within one. Crist laid down a bunt to tie it up. Haley Tyree then singled to put the Mounties up. Her sister Hannah Tyree decided to get in on the action by launching a ball over the fence for a three-run homerun giving the Mounties an 8-3 lead. The Mounties grabbed 2 more runs and held the Boxers scoreless for the remainder of the game.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 2 – Tyree’s homer is the second of the season for the Mounties, both coming off her bat
- 10 – This is the Mounties second game scoring 10 runs
- 4 – The Mounties had 4 doubles in game 2