ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball team came back to win a 3-2 thriller in game one but dropped the night cap 3-1 against St. Gregory's.
Game One - Box Score
Northwestern used a 3-run sixth inning to down St. Gregory's in game one of the doubleheader.
Jasmine Braxton got things started with a walk and Cheyanne Terry's infield single put runners on first and second. Megan Bourdon's sacrifice bunt attempt turned in to a base hit when no one covered first base. A walk to Ali Seibel put Northwestern on the board. Alyssa Taylor's groundout made the score 2-2. Kylee Wilson's squeeze bunt turned out to be the game winning run.
Starting pitching Kellie Mason made the lead hold getting the next three hitters after allowing a lead-off single.
Mason gave up two runs striking out six Lady Cavaliers.
Bourdon had two of Northwestern's five hits.
Game Two - Box Score
The Lady Ranger offense went dormant in the second game of the doubleheader managing just one run on four hits as the squad fell 3-1.
St. Gregory's touched up Mason for two in the first and Northwestern was held scoreless until the bottom of the fourth.
Taylor tripled to lead off the inning and scored on a two-out single by Monique Zevada. Northwestern had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth when Braxton reached on an error and was on third with less than two outs. However, St. Gregory's hurler Allison Conyers got Bourdon and Seibel to ground out to end the threat.
Mason was the tough luck loser for the Lady Rangers. She threw a second straight complete game giving up just one earned run while fanning six Lady Cavaliers.
*Photo by Lynn Martin Photography*
Tue, March 13, 2012
by Allan Scarabello