The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers (4-15, 0-2) softball team overcame a 10-game skid against the Murray State College Lady Aggies (14-13) recently when they won the second game of a doubleheader in Tishomingo.
The Lady Aggies won the first game of the doubleheader 6-5 in a contest that came down to the last inning.
Murray State struck first but the Lady Pioneers were able to answer in the top of the second with a run of their own and take a 2-1 lead in the fifth after scoring once more.
Through five innings, the Lady Pioneers’ Alexis Scott held the Lady Aggies to just one run while the Lady Pioneers worked on building their lead.
The bats came alive for WOSC in the top of the sixth and they put three more runs across home plate to take a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the inning, but Murray State brought four runs across the plate to tie the game at five.
The Lady Pioneers were unable to make any moves in their half of the inning and Murray State got the one run it needed to take the lead and secure the 6-5 win in the seventh inning.
Scott (3-1) picked up her first loss for the Lady Pioneers in her complete game performance where she allowed 11 hits and five runs.
WOSC’s Kirbi Pickering was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI, while Mallory Luttrell added two RBIs on a 1-for-4 hitting performance.
Lady Pioneers strike
The Lady Pioneers’ Megan Leatherwood took over the mound for WOSC in the second game of the doubleheader and held the Lady Aggies scoreless and to just three hits, while striking out two.
Her pitching gave the Lady Pioneers a chance to take the lead on Murray State after four scoreless innings between the two teams.
In the top of the fifth inning, Alexis Proulx, Mallory Luttrell, Leatherwood and Lexas Lazano all brought in a run for the Lady Pioneers to take a 4-0 lead.
The Lady Aggies were scoreless in the bottom of the fifth inning and allowed WOSC’s Lazano to cross the plate once more in the top of the sixth to give the Lady Pioneers a 5-0 lead.
Leatherwood pitched all seven innings for the Lady Pioneers and kept Murray State off the board in WOSC’s 5-0 win.
Proulx was 3-for-4 for the Lady Pioneers with one run scored and two RBIs, while Luttrell finished the game 2-for-4 with one run scored.
The Lady Pioneers began a six-game homestand Tuesday and are scheduled face Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (10-4, 2-0) at 2 p.m. March 21 in a doubleheader before taking on Rose State College (14-6, 1-3) at 2 p.m. March 23.
Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221, ext. 2076.