After playing five games at the Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, the Ranger softball team went 3-2 over the weekend to finish their season with a 25-31 overall record.
The Rangers battled back after a 6-1 loss to Oklahoma Baptist on Friday morning and went on to defeat USAO, 7-4, in an elimination game. Northwestern’s Jeana Hancock provided the fireworks, going deep twice. Hancock’s second home run of the game was a walk off three-run shot. She finished the game with three hits and five runs batted in during four plate appearances.
Amy Ramirez recorded the win to improve her record to 10-5. She pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs and struck out three batters.
Northwestern rounded out Friday edging off Southern Nazarene in the last inning to sneak by 1-0.
During the bottom of the seventh innings, Kati Jo Gabaldon and Natalie Vasquez had bunt singles, before Tany Parker followed with the game-winning RBI single.
The Rangers had five hits and Amy Ramirez (11-5) pitched the complete game, giving up just a hit in the fourth inning.
Parker owned two of the Rangers hits. Heather Hokeah, Gabaldon and Ashley Vasquez also singled in the game.
Because of rainfall amounts, Saturday’s games got pushed back to Sunday.
Northwestern disposed of Rogers State with a 5-2 win during the 2 p.m. game.
Ramirez picked up her 12th win of the season, pitching her 10th complete game of the season. She struck out four and allowed six hits in seven innings in the circle.
Northwestern scored a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings, breaking open a 1-1 tie after two complete innings of play.
Parker and Christina Mueller had three hits in the game, while NWOSU picked up 11 hits.
The Ranger’s final game was against No. 2 Lubbock Christian. Northwestern was held to just one hit, while LCU run-ruled Northwestern in five innings and took home the 8-0 victory. LCU advanced to the title game after defeating Oklahoma Baptist.
Mon, May 4, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt