Stillwater News Press

March 15, 2014

Lady Jaguars outhit Cowgirls in series opener


Stillwater News Press

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Oklahoma State softball team fell to No. 14/16 South Alabama 5-1 Saturday afternoon at Cowgirl Stadium.

South Alabama (22-3) got on the board in the top of the second inning when Amanda Herron ripped a ball just out of reach of Gessenia DeLaCruz's glove, scoring Chloe Rathburn and Kaitlyn Griffith from third and second to put the Jaguars up 2-0. USA added three more runs in the top of the sixth inning when Alex Breeden hit a three-run home run to leftfield, extending the South Alabama lead to 5-0.

The Cowgirls (17-10) got a run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Shianne Hughes scored on a base hit by Ari Morrison. OSU would fall by the final of 5-1.

At the plate, the Cowgirls put up eight hits. Morrison went 2-4 with an RBI and Dre McKee was 2-for-3 with a double. Shelby Davis, Tarah Ettinger and Tiffany Mikkelson all had base hits, while Danielle Riddle picked up a double.

In the circle, Simone Freeman (12-5) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs, two earned, on six hits and striking out three.

The Cowgirls return to the diamond Sunday when they take on South Alabama at Cowgirl Stadium. First pitch is set for noon. Fans can follow the action on okstate.com or via Twitter @CowgirlSB.