Junior business management major pitcher Amanda Peterson led the way defensively, holding the Tigers to one run. Peterson is from Davenport, Oklahoma. She currently holds the following honors: career strikeouts - 874, perfect game against Healdton - sophomore year fast-pitch state champions 2012-2013 and high school valedictorian.

Lady Bison struggled in a three-game series

By Michael Stewart, Assistant Sports Editor

The Lady Bison welcomed the Tigers of East Central University to Bison Field for a four-game series starting  Thursday, April 13.

The series was cut one game short due to inclement weather  Thursday morning, forcing the teams to play three games Friday afternoon.

Ultimately, the Lady Bison lost the series 1-2, losing the first two games, but resurging with a win in the third and final matchup.

Heading into the series, the Lady Bison knew ECU would not be an easy matchup.

“We were expecting it to be an exciting and close series,” senior Madison Vaughan said. “We knew they had some decent hitters, but we knew we could beat them as well.”

In game one, the Lady Bison only allowed seven hits and three runs; however, OBU struggled to get the bats going as they only earned one run on three hits.

The Lady Bison would lose the first contest 1-3.

Hours later, The Lady Bison geared up for game two of the series versus the Tigers.

After falling behind six runs after the opening two innings, the Lady Bison clawed their way back as they began to find their groove on offense and slow the Tigers down on defense.

The Lady Bison found themselves tied with the Tigers in the seventh inning, forcing the game to be decided by extra innings.

After a scoreless eighth inning by both teams, ECU came out in the ninth and added five runs, putting the pressure on the Lady Bison.

Junior business management major pitcher Amanda Peterson led the way defensively, holding the Tigers to one run. Peterson is from Davenport, Oklahoma. She currently holds the following honors: career strikeouts - 874, perfect game against Healdton - sophomore year fast-pitch state champions 2012-2013 and high school valedictorian.
Junior business management major pitcher Amanda Peterson led the way defensively, holding the Tigers to one run. Peterson is from Davenport, Oklahoma. She currently holds the following honors: career strikeouts – 874, perfect game against Healdton – sophomore year fast-pitch state champions 2012-2013 and high school valedictorian.

Despite their tremendous efforts, the Lady Bison were unable to score in the ninth inning, ending the second contest 7-12 in favor of ECU.

Due to the weather conditions Thursday afternoon, the teams played a third game on Friday to finish the series.

“It was definitely different playing three games in one day,” Vaughan said. “Although we were tired after playing the first two games, we knew we needed to get a win in game three.”

Fortunately, the Lady Bison were able to do just that as they avenged their earlier losses with a 3-1 win Friday afternoon.

Peterson is now 3-1 on the year as she got her first complete game win this season with the Lady Bison.

All photos courtesy of Oklahoma Baptist University Athletics, Jeremy Scott. 

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