Cameron Gets Two Softball Wins from OPSU
by Aggie Sports on 03/02/06
Goodwell, Okla.- Oklahoma Panhandle State softball pitching
and defense was excellent over two games on Wednesday, but
the Lady Aggie bats were not there. Cameron University was
in town for two games and won them both, 4-0 and 2-0.
Cameron 4, OPSU 0
Cameron played great defense, and though
they only got four hits off OPSU’s Rachael Hughes (JR;
Topeka, KS), it was enough to get the win. The Lady Aggies
came close to getting a run across the plate two times, the
first in their initial at bat. Lead-off hitter Jacqueline
Cornish walloped a double down the left field line and advanced
to third on an error. However, the senior from Denver, Colo.,
was tossed out at third base after heading just a bit too
far down the line toward home plate.
In the late innings, catcher Jennifer Costeldia (SR; Grand
Junction, CO) whacked a double to right field that hit the
fence on the fly, but she ended up stranded on base. Cornish
had two hits in three at-bats, and Antonia Ramirez (JR; Tombstone,
AZ) also had a hit for OPSU
Hughes gave up only four hits in a complete game performance,
and the Lady Aggie defense was solid, especially shortstop
Pam Moore (SO; Ontario, Canada).
Cameron 2, OPSU 0
In Wednesday’s second game, pitcher
Adrainne Sandall (SR; Magna, UT) pitched extremely well and
gave up only two hits. However, the OPSU bats did not give
her enough support as the Lady Aggies only picked up three
hits of their own. Ramirez got two of the OPSU hits, and
Costeldia got the other.
As in the first game, the Lady Aggie pitching and outfield
work was very good.
Post game, OPSU coach Nikki Cothran was pleased with her pitchers
and the improvement the Lady Aggies have made in their fielding
and throwing, but said the team had to continue to work on
stringing some hits together.
The next home action for the Lady Aggies is set for March
18, when they host Western New Mexico.