CONNORS 10, WESTERN ST. 2 – Muskogee ex Kali Romine and Vian grad Chelsie Drew each hit a home run, two of four on the day for the Cowgirls, as Connors State run-ruled Western State 10-2 in their opening game of the NJCAA Region II tournament on Friday. For Romine, it was her third of the year while Drew hit her 16th, a new Connors State single-season record. Connors moves on in the winner's bracket to face Northeastern A&M at 10 a.m. today.
NSU IN MIAA FINALS – Northeastern State defeated Emporia State 3-1 on Friday for the second time in two days to advance to the championship round of the MIAA Softball Championship. The RiverHawks (29-29) will face Missouri Western at noon today needing to beat the Griffons twice to capture the championship. MWSU put NSU in the loser’s bracket with a 3-1 victory earlier on Friday. At the plate for NSU against ESU, Megan Robison had a home run while going 3-for-4 and driving in two. Kayce Wooldridge allowed just six hits and walked just one in getting the win.
BACONE SPLITS AT RED RIVER – The Lady Warriors beat Southwest 4-1 before falling to Our Lady of the Lake 4-0 at the Red River Conference championship tournament on Friday. Bacone faces Langston at 10 a.m. today in an elimination game, with the winner advancing to the finals against OLLU at 12:30 p.m., needing to win twice to win the championship.
OU 5, TEXAS TECH 0 – Kelsey Stevens tied a season high with 11 strikeouts as Oklahoma (41-10, 12-2) defeated Texas Tech (35-17, 8-8), 5-0, on Friday night. Brittany Williams was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in for OU (41-10, 12-2). Lauren Chamberlain hit her first home run since returning from a back injury. It was her seventh homer of the year and 67th of her career.
TEXAS A&M 2, OSU 1 – Tiffany Mikkelson’s home run in the sixth inning wasn’t enough as Okalhoma lost at Texas A&M. Former Hilldale Hornet Danielle Riddle was 2-for-3 as the Cowgirls fell to 26-25 on the season.
FLORIDA 8, ARKANSAS 3 – Stephanie Canfield drove in the Razorbacks’ first two runs of the game but Arkansas lost to Florida at home on Friday. With the loss, the team drops to 27-26 overall and 5-17 in Southeastern Conference play.