AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 28, 2013) – A softball doubleheader at Huston-Tillotson (Texas) on Thursday was good for confidence-building for Oklahoma Christian hitters and pitchers.
The Lady Eagles recorded 29 hits, seven by Kendra Pierce, and Taylor Mosher pitched a complete game as OC swept the Lady Rams 8-3 and 18-1.
Huston-Tillotson (0-6), a member of the NAIA’s Red River Athletic Conference, was obviously overmatched against OC (7-6) and it showed from the first inning of the first game, when the Lady Eagles jumped to a 4-0 lead, with Lauren Chatigny starting the inning with a triple.
Pierce went 3-for-4 and Chatigny, Monique Elliott and Courtney Starr each had two of OC’s 12 hits in the opener off Huston-Tillotson starter Roxanne Rodriguez and Sarah Peoples hit her second home run of the season.
Lindsy Moore started and pitched 2 2/3 innings while Krystal Rodriguez (2-1) went the rest of the way in the circle for OC. They combined to allow eight hits and three runs. Elizabeth Valderaz went 3-for-4 for the Lady Rams.
The second game proved even more lopsided, as the Lady Eagles led 3-0 after the first inning, then posted consecutive seven-run outbursts in the second and third. Pierce went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Elliott, Danielle Collins, Kala Ratliff, Starr, Michelle Miller and Peoples each had two hits.
Mosher (3-1) limited the Lady Rams to just three hits and walked one while striking out five batters.