Lady Eagles Softball Struggled In Tough Openers On The Road

Forth Worth, Texas — The Lady Eagles began their 2014 season in Ft Worth, TX where they participated in the Cowtown Classic.

They picked up a lone win from Northwood University 7-5 but fell by scores of 8-5 to NCAA Division 1 Incarnate Word (8 innings) , 5-2 to Baker, 1-0 to Texas Wesleyan, and 2-0 against Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an overall record of 1-4.

“We did some things very well but we also were able to see the things we need to work on this week,” says Coach Caty Reeves. “The best thing was we were able to get out there and play other teams.”

Freshmen Selena Lopez picked up her first win of her collegiate career against Northwood throwing a complete game and allowing 5 hits and spreading 6 strikeouts.

Lopez was pegged with all three loses on Friday after coming in for relief in two of the three games. Sophomore Jenna Daniel moves to 0-1 on the year in three starts over the weekend recording a total of 18 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.65.

Offensively, the Eagles were led by senior Allison Edwards who hit .353 on the weekend with 6 hits and two stolen bases. Christie Bell was 3 for 6 for a .500 average and Leanne Salas went 4 for 14 in the five games she started.

Senior Miranda Kiser marked the first home run of the year, blasting a two-run shot for the only two runs against Baker University.

The Lady Eagles are back on the road Tuesday as they take on Ottawa University before returning home Friday for their home opener against Sterling College.

On Saturday, OKWU hosts Evangel University (12pm) and Kansas Wesleyan University (4pm).