Lady Aggies Hammer Out Four Game Sweep
By Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 4/28/08
Goodwell, Okla. - The Oklahoma Panhandle State University softball team made the best of their final four home games over the weekend and pulled off an exciting four game sweep over the University of Texas-Permian Basin. It was the final home field action for Lady Aggie seniors Stacy Harbour, Amber Hamby, Jen Sherry, Denise Degenhardt, Connie Maas, Krystal Comeaux, Teena Joos, and Heather Gant. Double headers were played on both Saturday and Sunday.
LADY AGGIES 5, UT-Permian Basin 1
In Saturday’s first game, OPSU scored twice in the first inning and it turned out to be all they would need, though they tacked on three more for the 5-1 victory. Junior shortstop Cathy Daza drove in a pair of runs and had three hits in four tries including a pair of triples. Comeaux had a pair of hits for OPSU and drove in a run, while Degenhardt and Maas also plated a run. Joos was the winning pitcher with a complete game three hitter.
LADY AGGIES 10, UT-Permian Basin 2
In Saturday’s second game, the Lady Aggies erupted for eight runs in the fourth inning to give them a five inning 10-2 victory. Joos was again the winning pitcher, scattering seven hits over the five innings. Degenhardt drove in three runs and had two hits to lead the OPSU 13 hit attack. Gant drove in a pair of runs with two hits (both doubles), while Lezlie Lumbreras, Hamby, and Maas also had two hits. One of Maas’ hits was an RBI triple.
LADY AGGIES 9, UT-Permian Basin 8
Sunday’s first game was a wild ten inning affair. With the scored deadlocked at eight runs each in the bottom of the tenth, Daza slammed a one-out double, followed immediately by a game winning double by Lumbreras. Daza, Lumbreras, and Comeaux all had three hits in five trips to the plate and Maas was two for four. Daza also had a triple and two of Lumbreras hits were doubles. Comeaux, Hamby, and Degenhardt each had two RBIs. Jamie Littrell was the starting pitcher for the Lady Aggies and went six strong innings, giving up seven hits. Joos came on in relief and over four innings gave up a run and just three hits and earned her third win in two days.
LADY AGGIES 10, UT-Permian Basin 5
In Sunday’s second game, the Lady Aggie bats were hot again as they drilled 14 hits in their 10-5 victory to complete the four game sweep. Degenhardt pitched the final five innings for OPSU, and earned the win while giving up just two hits and not a single run. Maas had two hits (both doubles) and Daza had three singles in four tries with a pair of RBI’s. Lumbreras and Harbour each had two hits and Comeaux and Sherry both plated two runs. With the victories, the OPSU season record now stands at 12-43.