Softball - Wed, Mar. 6, 2013

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Oklahoma Wesleyan swept Dakota State 14-0 and 13-5 in softball action Tuesday at the OKWU Softball field.  It was the season opener for the Trojans.

Dakota State is 0-2 overall record.  Oklahoma Wesleyan won their sixth straight game to raise their overall record to 7-4.

Game 1 - Oklahoma Wesleyan 14, Dakota State (S.D.) 0 (5 innings) - BOX SCORE

The Eagles scored once in the first and second innings to earn a 2-0 lead.

OKWU exploded for 12 runs in the bottom fourth frame to extend their lead to 14-0.

The game ended in the fifth inning due to mercy-run rule.

Dakota State was unable to produce a hit in the game.  Samantha Deen, Bretton Lien and Katie Silbowski each had a walk.

Allison Edwards had a home run, a double and recorded four RBIs for Oklahoma Wesleyan.  Jessica Farris and Miranda Kiser each added three RBIs.

Silbowski took the loss on the pitching mound.  She pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed eight runs on three hits.  Lori Harshbarger and Bretton Lien pitched in relief.

Jenna Daniel tossed a shutout victory for the Eagles.  She gave up three walks and recorded 11 strikeouts in five innings of work.

Game 2 - Oklahoma Wesleyan 13, Dakota State (S.D.) 5 (6 innings) - BOX SCORE

Dakota State produced three runs in the top of the first inning to earn a quick 3-0 lead.

Oklahoma Wesleyan answered with four runs in the bottom first frame to overtake the lead from the Trojans 4-3.

DSU regained their lead at 5-4 with two runs scored in the top of the second inning.

The Eagles scored five times in the bottom third frame to gain a 9-5 lead.

OKWU scored once in the fourth and fifth innings to extend their lead to 11-5.

The Eagles sealed the game in the bottom sixth frame with two runs scored, ending the game due to mercy-run rule.

Brittany Hill was 2-for-3 at the plate for the Trojans.  She had a home run, a single and produced three RBIs.  Renaye Gamson and Silbowski each had a hit and an RBI.  Deen, Elizabeth Rubalcava and Chelsey John each had a hit.

Macy Wright and Candace Perkins recorded three hits for the Eagles.  Kiser and Christie Bell each had a double and a single. 

OKWU outhit DSU 15-7.

Deen pitched 3 1/3 innings for the Trojans.  She gave up four runs on seven hits.  Lien (0-1) took the loss as she tossed 2 1/3 innings.  She allowed nine runs on eight hits. 

Daniel (5-1) recorded the win for the Eagles.  She worked for 4 2/3 innings and limited the Trojans to two hits.  Katie Kelly started the game as she pitched 1 1/3 innings.  She allowed five runs on five hits.

Dakota State continues their action Wednesday as they visit Mid-American Christian (Okla.).  The doubleheader kicks off at 1 p.m. in Oklahoma City.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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