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March 17, 2013

Prep, college roundup

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College softball

CONNORS SPLITS  — Connors State split a softball twin bill with Rose State on Saturday, losing the opener 5-1 and taking the night cap 7-6 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action on the Raiders home field in Midwest City.

The split leaves the Cowgirls with a 13-17 season mark and 2-6 in OCAC play.

Cowgirls used several pitchers in the second game inside the circle with Amanda O’Neal getting the win. Ashley Dunigan was 2-for-4 in the second game and finished with four stole bases in the doubleheader. Perry and Kali Romine went 2-for-3 at the plate.

In the opener, the Cowgirls outhit Rose 7-3 with Dunigan went 3-for-4 and Chelsie Drew 2-for-4 at the plate. Three of the Raiders’ runs were unearned as Jessica Christian took the loss.

OKLAHOMA 4, ARIZONA 0 — Lauren Chamberlain provided the power and Keilani Ricketts dominated in the circle as No. 1 Oklahoma (25-1) shut out No. 14 Arizona at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.

Chamberlain hit a pair of solo home runs to lead the OU offense, while Ricketts picked up her 10th shutout of the season as she limited the Arizona (20-8) bats to just three hits. Oklahoma has now won eight straight games since suffering its only defeat of the season on March 2.

OSU WINS TWO — Playing in Clearwater, Fla., the Oklahoma State Cowgirls strong showing at the USF Spring Invitational Saturday by defeating Boston University 7-1 and capitalized on Simone Freeman’s 15 strikeouts to beat Robert Morris, 3-0. The Cowgirls improved to 18-12 on the season and extend their winning streak to 11 games.

TULSA SWEEPS — Lacey Middlebrooks pitched a no-hitter to lead the Tulsa softball team to an 8-0 game-two win at Memphis, as the Golden Hurricane swept Saturday's doubleheader with a 4-2 (8 inn.) game-one win at Tigers Softball Complex.

It was the first career no-hitter for Middlebrooks (8-2). Third baseman Jill Barrett and shortstop Samantha Cobb each drove in two runs for the Golden Hurricane (22-5, 5-0 C-USA). Center fielder Caitlin Everett went 5-for-5 at the plate, tying the school record for hits in a single game.

NSU SPLITS —The Northeastern State softball team split a doubleheader against Missouri Southern State as it

NSU (9-15, 1-3) dropped the first game7-2 and won the nightcap 5-1.

 In the second game, the RiverHawks scored junior Navada Campos on a leadoff home run in the top of the second inning to lead the Lions 2-0. Saharra Henson scored again in the visitors half of the fourth frame to improve NSU’s lead 3-0.

Freshman Kayce Wooldridge (3-8) tossed for a full six frames and took the loss in the circle. She allowed 13 hits and seven earned runs.

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