CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Ranger softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader on Thursday, Apr. 7, as Rogers State held Northwestern to just three runs. The Rangers fell 6-1 in the opener and dropped game two by a 10-2 margin.
Northwestern’s only run of the first game came during the first inning, when Kellie Mason’s single to right center scored Therese Beeler.
Rogers State used a big fourth inning, scoring four runs to take a 5-1 lead through four innings.
The Rangers picked up six hits, while Mason led the way with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. Mason (7-10) was handed the loss after pitching 4.1 innings. Ashton Fitzgerald pitched the final five outs.
In game two, Northwestern was just a hit shy of Rogers State, being outhit 10-9. Out of 10 Hillcat hits, eight were for extra bases. RSU hit four home runs, a triple and three doubles.
Katie Thomas had the only extra base hit for Northwestern with a double. Thomas, Beeler and Meagan Lack all had two-hits in the game, while Thomas picked up both RBI’s.
Ashton Fitzgerald (1-2) started the game in the circle and went 2.1 innings before giving way to Renea Tarwater.
The Rangers (10-19, 2-14) will stay in Claremore over the weekend to play in the Border War Invitational. Northwestern will play two games on Friday, Apr. 8, followed by three games on Saturday.
Fri, April 8, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt