Oklahoma Baptist scored nine runs - eight on five home runs - to wreck
No. 16 Southern Nazarene's Senior Day with a 1-0, 8-3 sweep.
In the first game, Oklahoma Baptist got the only run it needed in the
top of the first when Ashley Clifton
launched a solo home run for the
1-0 lead that lasted the rest of the game.
OBU had five hits in the game, including a triple by Alyssa Henkes
and singles by Alison Tunnell
, Abbey Basler
and Kelly Fink
(15-6) got the win, becoming the second pitcher this season to twirl a shutout against the Crimson Storm. Her 15 wins are the most by a freshman at OBU.
McDowell worked out of two big jams in the game to hold the lead. SNU had runners at first and third with one out in the third, but McDowell got two pop ups to elude the Storm.
SNU had runners at second and third with one out in the fourth before McDowell produced two strike outs to get out of the jam.
Jordan Simmons (16-4) took the loss.
OBU trailed 2-0 in the second game, before going on a home run tear in the third inning. Krystal Johnson
led off the inning with her second round-tripper of the season. Amanda Harmon
singled ahead of Clifton's second home run of the day and third of the season to deliver a 3-2 lead. Sonya Beach
then made it back-to-back home runs with her sixth of the season, stroking one out to left for a 4-2 lead.
OBU scored four in the sixth after two were out. Alyssa Henkes
doubled and after an intentional walk to Clifton, scored on a single by Beach to make it 5-2. Tunnell then ripped a three-run home run to center for the 8-2 margin.
SNU scored on a solo home run by Kacey Acker in the sixth.Cassidi Henderson
(12-4) picked up the win, going seven innings and striking out two.
OBU had 14 hits, including three each by Theresa Garcia
and Johnson and two apiece by Clifton, Beach and Tunnell.
Now 29-13 overall and 15-5 in the SAC, the Lady Bison host Rogers State Thursday at 2 p.m.