By Kervy Robles, Sports Editor
Oklahoma Baptist softball team faced Southwestern Oklahoma State last Saturday in two matches with different outcomes.
In the first game, the Lady Bison earned a triumph with a remarkable performance of sophomore Bry Flanagan.
“We had been down and we had to score in the top of the seventh-inning otherwise the game would have been over,” infield Flanagan said.
“My role in the game was to do my job when put into a situation. The girls battled back and I owe it to all of them for getting on base to even make the grand slam possible.”
Flanagan registered five seventh-inning RBI while the rest of the Lady Bison showed important strengths throughout the victory.
“Our main strength was never giving up,” junior Katie Reyes said.
“I believe the other team kept coming back and scoring runs but we were able to hold on to the lead until the very last out of the game to secure the win.”
The Lady Bison tallied 12 hits, including two each by freshman Cheyenne Demaree, senior Jill Shipman, junior Miranda Garza and Flanagan. Haylee Zimmerman finished the game giving OBU an 8-5 win.
In the second match, the Lady Bison seemed to have a great start with a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Demaree scored two runs on a single.
“The coaching staff and the girls battled back as hard as we could,” Flanagan said.
“Even though we gave it all we had, we just came up a little short.”
However, SWOSU scored five runs at the end of the first inning and enjoyed of a 10-2 advantage.
Reyes doubled in a run in the sixth, but Southwestern reacted with a run back in the same inning.
The Lady Bison had 11 hits in the match, three from Demaree and another two from Reyes.
Saye took the 8-11 loss in the second game.
The softball team will host East central in a Thursday- Friday Great American Conference series at 4 p.m. Thursday and at noon Friday.
Photo courtesy of OBU athletics.