ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball team had a rough day falling to Oklahoma Christian 13-0 (5 innings) and 11-3 on Tuesday.
The Lady Rangers (19-16, 4-12 SAC) were never in game one as the Lady Eagles tagged Ranger starting pitcher Jasmine Braxton for two runs in the first, one in third and three more in the sixth before she exited the game.
The Lady Rangers managed just three hits in the game. Braxton, Cheyanne Terry and Cheyenne Harper collected the Lady Ranger hits.
Katie Parsons threw 2.2 innings giving up zero earned runs.
In game two, Alyssa Taylor hit a two-run home run to break the Northwestern scoring drought off of starting pitcher Ashley Paxton, who gave up just one earned run over 12 innings of work. But, Northwestern couldn't muster much else falling 11-3.
Paxton was the winning pitcher in both games.
Taylor's home run made the score 5-2 in the fourth but the Lady Ranger pitching could not hold the Lady Eagle offense as they scored one in the fifth, three in the sixth and two more in the seventh inning.
Jasmine Braxton drove in another run, which would have been an RBI-groundout, but an error on the pitcher allowed her to reach base.
Megan Snyder had two hits while Monica Jaramillo, Terry and Braxton had the other hits.
Northwestern returns to action on Saturday against St. Gregory's. The games are scheduled for noon and 2 p.m.
Box Score - Game One
Box Score - Game Two
Tue, April 17, 2012
by Allan Scarabello