OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After the eighth ranked Stars of Oklahoma City University used a two-run ninth inning to come from behind and defeat the Ranger softball team 3-2, Northwestern fell 9-0 in the second game at Ann Lacy Stadium in Oklahoma City on Thursday night.
Northwestern scored two runs in the third inning and limited the No. 8 Stars to just a run in the fourth inning through six and a half innings of play in the opening game.
Two doubles and a single, with one out, produced two OCU runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the Stars the walk-off win.
Oklahoma City edged the Rangers by a hit, out-hitting NWOSU 7-6. Northwestern’s first two hitters, Jasmine Braxton and Therese Beeler, were both 2-for-4 at the plate. Braxton had the only extra base hit for Northwestern with her second double of the season.
Kellie Mason (6-7) gave up seven hits and three runs in 6.1 innings of work. She struck out six batters of the 30 total batters faced.
McKenna Wilson and Beeler were the only two Rangers to pick up hits in the 9-0 defeat in game two.
OCU struck for two runs in the second inning, a run in the fourth and six runs in the sixth inning to force the eight-run run-rule.
Mason also pitched game two, throwing 5.2 innings, giving up five earned runs and fanning five batters.
The Ranger softball team (7-16, 1-11) heads to Sterling, Kan. on Monday, Apr. 4 for a 4 p.m. doubleheader with Sterling College.
Fri, April 1, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt