No. 17 Bears top Warriors
CONWAY — The Hendrix College softball team wrapped up the Warrior Spring Fling with a 8-0, six-inning loss to No. 17 Washington University in St. Louis at Warrior Field Saturday evening.
The visiting Bears (3-0) outhit the Warriors (2-5) 15-6 on the day.
Wash U. scored one in the second, three in the third, two in the fourth and two in the sixth to invoke the run-rule. Hendrix left eight runners on base, including three in the second inning.
Sophomore left fielder Courtney Riley had two hits for the Warriors. Michaela Larabee, Kayla Patton, Morgan Fires and Tiffany Hubbard each had one.
Freshman Hope Resor (1-2) took the loss for Hendrix, giving up 11 hits, six runs and two walks in four innings.
Hendrix will host AIB College of Business in a double-header on Wednesday.
Henderson State completes four-game sweep
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State completed a four-game sweep over the University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team with a pair of wins over the Blossoms on Saturday at Dee White Field. Final scores were 5-4 in the first game and 9-3 in the second game.
In the first game, UAM (10-9, 3-5 GAC) jumped out to 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, highlighted by a two-run double from junior Lacy Blanchard. The Lady Reddies (9-10, 5-3 GAC) answered in the bottom half of the second with three unearned runs off a pair of UAM errors.
UAM broke the tie in the top of the seventh on an RBI fielder’s choice from senior Brittany Eitel. HSU answered in the bottom of the seventh with two runs, including the game-winner, an RBI single from Ashlyn White.
HU’s Kayla Williams recorded a complete-game, giving up seven hits while striking out three batters to record her third win of the weekend and improve to 4-3 on the year.
In the second game, UAM took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning on RBI singles from junior Sydney Tipton and Eitel. HSU responded with five runs in the bottom of the fourth off three hits and two UAM errors to take a 6-2 lead.
Freshman McKenzie Rice cut the deficit in half with a two-out solo home run in the top of the fifth before HSU’s Ashlyn White finalized the scoring with a three-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth.
HU’s Cagen Medlock pitched the first 3 2/3 innings allowing just one earned run while striking out for batters before turning things over to White. White completed the game, struck out three batters and was tabbed the winner to improve to 2-3.
White finished the twin bill going 4-for-6 including five runs batted in, with South, Halter and Gibson also having four hits each.
The Blossoms are back in Monticello for the first since the season-opening weekend next Saturday and Sunday in a four-game GAC series against Ouachita Baptist at Blossoms Field.
The Lady Reddies will next travel to Magnolia to face Southern Arkansas in a four game series beginning Saturday.
Harding splits doubleheader
DURANT, Okla. — Harding (11-8, 4-4 GAC) won the first game of the doubleheader at Southeastern Oklahoma in Great American Conference action 6-4 but fell in the second game 7-1.
Southeastern Oklahoma (10-7, 5-3 GAC) won the series 3-1.
In the first game, down 4-3, the Lady Bisons got the go ahead runs in the third inning when they scored on three home runs hit by Brooklynn Moon, Kinsey Beck and Mackenzie Jones.
Beck had a RBI single and Jones added a two-run double in the third.
Amber Rollins (5-3) got the win for Harding as she pitched all seven innings, giving up four runs on four hits as she struck out five.
In the second game, Harding got on the board in the top of the first inning for their only offensive
Southeastern Oklahoma took the lead in the bottom of the second when Laramie Beal hit a two-run homerun to give the Savage Storm a 2-1 lead.
Southeastern Oklahoma held Harding scoreless the rest of the way as they tacked on one in the third, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Danielle Hubbard (5-4) got the loss for Harding.
The Lady Bisons will back in action next weekend as they host East Central Friday and Saturday at the Harding softball field.