**For Immediate Release**
Lady Aggies Compete in OKC Tournament
-by Aggie Sports on 04/26/05
Goodwell, OK - The Oklahoma Panhandle State softball team, coached by Interim Head Coach Brad Vanden Boogaard, competed in a tough tournament in Oklahoma City last weekend against some very good teams.
They hit the ball well in all of the contests (one of which was an 11-3 victory).
LADY AGGIES 11, Sterling College 3
On Friday, Amie McDougal had a hit in each of her four at bats to lead a 16-hit Oklahoma Panhandle State attack in their 11-3 win over Sterling College. It was the opening game of the Oklahoma City University Tournament for both teams.
Jessica Sheridan had a triple and drove in three runs. C. J. Costeldia had three hits, while Kendra Gladson, Pam Moore and Courtney Harris each had two. Costeldia, Moore and Harris each drove in two runs. OPSU’s Rachel Hughes scattered three hits and was the winning pitcher.
Columbia College 4, LADY AGGIES 3
Friday afternoon, the Lady Aggies lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Columbia College. Columbia came from behind in the final inning with three runs.
Amy Gillman, C. J. Costeldia, and Courtney Harris each drove in a run and Costeldia and Gillman each had two hits for the Lady Aggies. OPSU’s Ginger Lee had a double in her only trip to the plate.
Southern Nazarene 8, LADY AGGIES 5
In a game that did not end until nearly 1:00 on Saturday morning, Southern Nazarene came up with an 8-5 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State in a well-played game for both teams. OPSU’s Kendra Gladson had two hits and two RBI’s and Jacqueline Cornish had two hits and plated a run. Both Cornish and Krystal Comeaux had a double.
St. Gregory’s 3, LADY AGGIES 1
On Saturday, St. Gregory’s scored two runs to break a tie in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-1 victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State.
St. Gregory’s Mary Gibbs was the winning pitcher, giving up only a pair of hits to the Lady Aggies (one each by Kendra Gladson and Amy Gillman).
Overall, Vanden Boogaard was pleased with the effort and attitude of the Lady Aggies. "We played hard," he said. "We hit the ball very well, but many times it seemed that we hit it right at someone."
A huge softball weekend is coming up for the Lady Aggies as they host the Heartland Conference Tournament beginning the 28th. Some great softball can be seen at the OPSU Softball Complex this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.