CHICKASHA – After three wins over the weekend at the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas, the Oklahoma City pitching staff stymied the University of Science and Arts’ offense in Tuesday’s doubleheader.
The fourth-ranked Stars took game one 5-1 and game two 12-2 in the league-opener at Bill Smith Ballpark.
USAO’s Kim Alford gave up five runs in the first two innings of game one, but the senior pitcher rallied to post four scoreless innings to keep the Drovers within striking distance. OCU’s Ashley Wilburn entered in the first inning and won the pitching battle by scattering five hits and striking out 13 batters.
In game two the OCU pitching staff continued to keep the USAO bats quite. Lily LaValle gave up only five hits in five innings striking out six batters.
Amy Tice’s two-run home run in the fourth inning scored Presley Tepe for USAO’s only runs of the game. The Drovers fell to 5-4 overall after starting the season 5-0. The team travels to Lubbock, Texas, for a weekend series before returning home for a Tuesday doubleheader against Mid-America Christian beginning at 1 p.m.