ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball team was swept by No. 3 Oklahoma City 12-0 (5 inn.) in game one and 13-0 (6 inn.) in game two.
Game One - Box Score
The Lady Rangers dropped game one 12-0 in five innings.
Starting pitcher Ashton Fitzgerald gave up just one earned run in three innings of work but the defense made five errors leading to 10 unearned runs. Fitzgerald came out in the midst of a nine-run third inning which put the game out of reach for the Lady Rangers (19-20, 4-16 Sooner Athletic Conference).
Katie Parsons pitched two innings giving up just one earned run.
Northwestern couldn't solve Oklahoma City hurler Lily LaVelle, who picked up the win giving up just one hit over three innings of work.
Megan Snyder had the only Lady Ranger hit.
Game Two - Box Score
Northwestern didn't fare any better in game two falling 13-0 in six innings.
The Rangers kept the game close until the Lady Stars scored seven unearned runs in the sixth inning. A pair of errors led to the Oklahoma City runs.
LaVelle dominated in the circle picking up her second win of the day. She went five innings giving up just three hits while striking out 11 Lady Ranger hitters.
Cheyanne Terry, Cheyenne Harper, Megan Bourdon, Monica Jaramillo, Katie Glenn and Snyder had the six hits for head coach Cody Hooper's squad.
Northwestern will play next at home at 1 p.m. Thursday against Rogers State.
Tue, April 24, 2012
by Allan Scarabello