In game one against Sul Ross State University (0-3), the Lady Eagles (4-2) scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth to secure a 3-2 win.
Against Howard Payne (3-3), Rollins tossed seven complete innings, tied a school-record with 12 strikeouts and issued just one walk to complete the no-hitter. Rollins becomes only the second player in program history to garner a no-hitter by herself. Kaci Foster accomplished the feat in 2010 against Blackburn College. Dana Marvin and Chanceree Catlett threw a combined no-hitter in 2004 and Foster and Stephany Henson teamed up for another combined no-hitter in 2010.
Rollins fanned five of the first six batters she faced and pitched six and two-third innings before allowing a walk. Howard Payne’s first batter to reach base occurred in the sixth inning, again with two outs, on an error.
The Lady Eagles gave Rollins a 2-0 lead to work with after the first inning and then added two more runs in the second. Heather Roberts drove in a pair of runs with a single down the leftfield line in the first and Ali Mathis recorded an RBI single and would later score a run in the second inning.
Victoria Lemieux went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Ozarks.
Against Sul Ross, Roberts singled to center field and then Shawnee Sorensen ripped another single up the middle to fuel the inning. A sacrifice bunt by Molly Bowman advanced both runners a base and in the process Sul Ross committed a throwing error to allow Roberts to score. Rollins then threw a hitless sixth and seventh inning to earn the save.
Sul Ross opened the first inning with a 1-0 lead, but Ozarks responded with a run in the bottom half of the frame to even the score. Ozarks would take a 2-1 lead in the second when Bowman scored on an illegal pitch. Sul Ross scored one run in the fifth on two hits to tie the game at 2-2.
Whitney Price (2-1) went four innings to receive the win. She struck out one.
Roberts paced Ozarks at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance.
Ozarks will face Schreiner University and Mary Hardin-Baylor tomorrow to wrap up its time in the ASC First Pitch Tournament.