2016 NCAA Division III National Champions
RECAP: @Patriot_sb rolls to 9-0 win over Eagles
Ozarks (6-23)
#2 UT Tyler (29-2)
4/7/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 175
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Win: Alaina Kissinger (16-0) 5.030015
Loss: Hannah Oler (3-13) 4.0139400
Hannah Oler (UO) 201000
Katie Ventress (UO) 101010
Krysten Shavers (UO) 201000
Alyssa Henry (UTTSB) 313100

Friday, April 7, 2017
by Nathan Wright // @NateWrightPT

TYLER – The UT Tyler softball team opened a three-game American Southwest Conference series against Ozarks with a 9-0 victory Friday night at Suddenlink Field.

The No. 2 Patriots needed just five innings and an hour and nine minutes to win their 13th straight game and improve to 29-2 overall an 19-2 in the ASC. Ozarks dropped to 6-23 and 4-18.

The Patriots got on the scoreboard first with a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Hannah Moore that scored Kailey Henderson.

UT Tyler took that 1-0 lead into the third where they put the game out of reach with a six-run outburst. Mel Hinojosa started the scoring with a double that drove in Bianca Van Vlerah. Hinojosa and Courtney Meier both scored on a single by Lexi Ackroyd.

The Patriots then loaded the bases for leadoff hitter Kaylee Prather. Prather extended her hitting streak to 14 games with a three-run triple to put UT Tyler ahead 7-0. Prather has reached base in all 31 of the Patriots’ games this season.

UT Tyler added two more runs in the fourth. Hinojosa singled home KK Stevens and Alyssa Henry singled home Hinojosa to make it 9-0.

Alaina Kissinger was dominant in the circle again for the Patriots, allowing no runs and three hits in five innings to improve to 16-0. She walked one and struck out five.

Offensively for the Patriots, Henry had three hits while Stevens, Hinojosa, Ackroyd and Andrea Gonzales each had two. Prather had three RBIs while Hinojosa and Ackroyd each had two.

The Patriots and Eagles will conclude their series on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon at Suddenlink Field.