CLACKAMAS, Ore. – No. 25 Oregon Tech bounced back from a season opening 18-4 loss to Simpson University to defeat University of British Columbia by a 6-3 score in day 1 of the Northwest Cup hosted by Concordia University.
Game 1 – Simpson University tallied seven runs in the second inning, eventually taking an 18-0 lead, before the Owls would push across their first runs of the season with four in the fifth frame.
The Owls’ bats came alive in the bottom of the fifth inning, as McKenzie Shrum connected for a three-run blast, after Sadie Birch and Danielle Sayres reached on singles to open the inning. Alyssa Davis followed with a solo shot, but Tech would fall by an 18-4 score in the first game of the day after a shortened five inning game in the NW Cup opener.
Game 2 – Tori Weatherford drove in four runs on two hits, including a double, with Tre Sullivan coming up with Tech’s other two base hits, including a RBI, as the Owls moved to 1-1 on the season.
Tech would push across all the run support they would need after a five-run second inning. McKenzie Shrum earned a bases loaded walk for the Owls first run with Weatherford coming up with the big hit, a three run double in the inning. Sullivan would follow with a RBI single to make it 5-2 after UBC notched two runs of their own in the bottom of the first.
Weatherford would record her fourth RBI in the fourth inning to make it a 6-2 game. UBC scored a single run in the fifth but the Owls would hang on for the 6-3 win.
Cassidy Olsen allowed eight hits, in a complete game effort, striking out four with two earned runs.
Oregon Tech takes on UBC again Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and follows up with NCAA Division II St. Martin’s at 1 p.m. in day 2 of the Northwest Cup.