Bartlesville, OK — The Lady Eagles started the week strongly, sweeping Central Christian College by scores of 9-2 and 12-0 and Southwestern Christian University by scores of 3-1 and 9-1.
Miranda Kiser and Macy Wright are leading the team thus far in the week. Kiser is 7-12 with 4 runs scored while Wright is 8-12 with 4 RBIs.
Not only that, each pitcher on the OKWU staff has collected a win so far this week. Kim Billie was the pitcher of record in game one against CCC after coming in for starter Courtney Carson in the fourth inning. She gave up 2 runs in four innings of work.
In game two, Katie Kelley went the distance allowing just two hits in 5 innings of shutout work. She was given a lead early, as 6 runs were scored in both the first and second innings. Seven different Eagles recorded a hit, with Candace Perkins, Jessica Farris, Brittany Stevenot, and Wright all recording two hits apiece to cause the offensive explosion.
Tuesday’s matchup saw a tight ball game early, with Southwestern Christian jumping out to an early with an RBI single by Kayla Millette. The Eagles answered right back with Perkins scoring after reaching on a walk. Perkins scored again in the third on a SCU error.
An insurance run was added in the 6th when pinch hitter Christie Bell hit a sacrifice fly to plate pinch runner Courtney Gililliand who replaced Stevenot after a single. Gililland moved over on a stolen base and Wright single to put herself in scoring position. Carson allowed just two more hits after three singles in the first inning for the complete game victory.
In the night cap, Jenna Daniel threw perfectly until a runner reached base on a catcher’s interference in the fifth inning. Tara Williams ended the no-hitter in the sixth with a single to left field. Hannah Daniel then recorded an RBI single for the long SCU run in the game.
For the Eagles, Kiser and Wright each went 3-3 with a walk and scored two runs. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Katie Kelley cleared the bases when secondbaseman Hilary Kuestersteffen dropped what would have been out number three – instead the Eagles reached the 8 run mercy rule to end the game.
Daniel finished the complete game victory giving up one run while recording 9 strikeouts and two hits.
The Eagles now take the road again this weekend where they will visit Central Christian and Haskell Indian Nations for two more conference double headers. With the wins, OKWU improves to 26-13 on the season.