In the first home games for the East Central University softball team in the 2013 season, the Lady Tigers earned two run-rule wins over an undefeated Oklahoma Baptist team at Lady Tiger Field. ECU won the first game in five innings 11-0 and then earned an 8-0 win, in five innings.
The Lady Tigers (12-4) were led by sophomore Lauren Bancroft, who tallied four hits, scored five runs and added two RBIs for a 1.000 average in two games. ECU also had eight other batters hit over .500 for the game, including five hitting .667.
Senior Ali Manship earned a complete-game win in the opening game of the series, allowing two hits and striking out four batters. Sophomore Lacey Paulk threw the second game for ECU, earning the win on two hits and four strikeouts. Both pitchers combined for a team ERA of 0.00 for the two wins.
The Lady Tigers will look to open Great American Conference action this weekend at Southwestern Oklahoma State. ECU and the Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play double-headers, Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Friday’s games are slated to begin at 2 p.m., with Saturday’s contests starting at 11 a.m.