OPSU Softball Wins Three of Four
By Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 4/14/08
Goodwell, Okla. -- Heartland Conference softball rivals Oklahoma Panhandle State and Lincoln squared off over the weekend in double headers on both Friday and Saturday and OPSU picked up three victories.
Lincoln 6, OPSU 2
In the first game of Friday’s double header, the score was deadlocked 2-2 after six innings, but Lincoln put across four runs in the seventh for their 6-2 victory. OPSU’s Connie Maas just missed hitting for the cycle as the senior smacked a double, a triple, and a home run in just three at bats. Maas also drove in her team’s only earned run.
OPSU 7, Lincoln 6
Friday’s second game was a tight one and the Lady Aggies picked up the one-run victory. OPSU’s Amber Hamby swung a big bat with two hits (one a triple) and three RBIs. Krystal Comeaux, Denise Degenhardt, and Jen Sherry also had a pair of hits and Stacia States belted a triple. Jamie Littrell of OPSU was the winning pitcher, going all seven innings while scattering seven hits and giving up just three earned runs.
OPSU 17, Lincoln 1
Saturday’s two game set opened up with one of the wildest OPSU softball games in recent memory. In the bottom of the third inning and with Lincoln leading 1-0, the Lady Aggies exploded for what is believed to be a school single inning record of 16 runs. OPSU also got an excellent pitching performance by Teena Joos, who tossed a one-hitter.
The big inning started with consecutive doubles by Heather Gant, States, and Cathy Daza followed by a triple by Lezlie Lumbreras. Two batters later, Degenhardt smashed her own triple, and later, Maas also hit a triple. States had three hits on her own in the big inning and when the smoke had cleared, the Lady Aggies had plated 16 runs on 16 hits in the third inning alone.
For the game, the OPSU offensive production featured three hits by both States and Comeaux, and two hits each by Daza, Lumbreras, Hamby, Maas, Sherry, and Gant. Joos went all five innings for OPSU, giving up the single hit and walking only one batter.
OPSU 8, Lincoln 3
In the second game on Saturday, the Lady Aggie bats were again strong and they pounded out their third win of the series, 8-3. Littrell was the winning pitcher, giving up just three hits and three runs over five innings and Joos picked up the save.
Offensively, Comeaux was a perfect three for three at the plate and Maas and Sherry each had doubles. Sherry drove in three runs and Maas drove in two.
The Lady Aggies season record now stands at 8-37.