The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma softball team collected a pair of victories over visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State University winning 9-6 and 8-4 to complete a doubleheader sweep Wednesday night in Chickasha. The wins improved WCJS to 9-5 on the season before entering a five-game tournament beginning Friday at Friends University in Wichita, Kan.
WCJS’s Shania Beck was the pitching hero in both games. She collected the win in the opener in relief of Jordan Detherage who surrendered six run in two innings. Beck blanked the Aggies in five consecutive innings as USAO rallied behind her to win 9-6.
In the second game, Beck came on for an injured Tate Landmark who was lifted in the second inning because of a sore hip. Beck worked the final five and two-thirds inning allowed three runs on seven hits and improved her overall record to 4-1 on the year.
WCJS hitters totaled eight hits against a pair of OPSU pitchers in the opener. Offensive stars were Dani Warren who collected a team-best three RBI’s and Caitlin Hall who went two-for-three with two runs scored.
In the nightcap, USAO rattled 12 hits off OPSU’s lone pitcher Julia Ibarra who went the distance in the loss. Beck starred at the plate as well for WCJS going four-for-for with a run scored and an RBI. Hall again kept her hot bat alive finishing the game two-for-three with a double and three RBI’s.