ALVA, Okla. - Monique Zevada continued her torrid streak going 5-for-6 in a doubleheader to lead the Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball team to a sweep of Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. The Lady Rangers took game one 14-2 in five innings and game two 11-3 in six innings.
Box Score - Game One
Zevada was just a home run short of the cycle as the Lady Rangers had no trouble beating Hillsdale 14-2 in five innings in the opening game of the doubleheader.
The 5-for-6 day for Zevada makes her 12-for-14 in her last four games at the plate. Her average is now .417.
It took a little while for Northwestern to get the bats going and trailed Hillsdale 2-1 until the Lady Rangers exploded for 13 runs in the fourth inning. Zevada led off the inning with a double and also tripled in the inning. She fell a home run short of the cycle in her final at bat of the fourth inning.
Zevada wasn't alone in the offensive explosion. Alyssa Taylor added two hits and a two-run homer. Megan Snyder added two hits and four RBIs. Jasmine Braxton added three hits and three RBIs.
Eight of the nine starting Lady Rangers had a hit in the game.
Ashton Fitzgerald picked up her sixth win of the season throwing a complete game. Fitzgerald gave up two runs in the first and nothing else the rest of the way.
Game Two - Box Score
Northwestern wasted little time jumping all over Hillsdale in game two as the Lady Rangers cruised to an 11-3 win.
Zevada singled home Braxton to get the Lady Rangers on the board. Northwestern went off in the second inning scoring eight times. Ali Seibel's two-run homer capped off the frame.
Seibel's double made the game 10-3 in the sixth and Snyder's single plated Jayci Wehrenberg to end the game.
Shortstop Kylee Wilson finished the game a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Pitcher Katie Parsons picked up the win in relief of Fitzgerald, the starting pitcher. Parsons pitched a perfect three innings en route to her first win of the season.
Today was "Strikeout Scleroderma" day at the ballpark. Head coach Cody Hooper and company sold t-shirts and the team wore wristbands in an effort to raise awareness for the disorder.
The Lady Rangers return to action on Thursday against No. 1 Lubbock Christian for "Pack the Park" day. Free hot dogs and burgers will be supplied while they last. The games begin at 2 p.m.
Mon, April 2, 2012
by Allan Scarabello