ADA — East Central University’s softball team fell victim to seven errors on the day, four in the opener and three in the nightcap, in dropping both ends of a Lone Star Conference North softball doubleheader to visiting Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 5-0 and 8-3, Monday at Lady Tiger Field.

Only five of the Bulldogs’ 13 runs on the day were earned as SWOSU improved to 4-19 overall and 2-4 in the LSC North. ECU fell to 2-11 and 0-6.

The two teams are scheduled to play another doubleheader Tuesday in Weatherford.

Game 1

SWOSU 5, ECU 0

Bulldog right-hander Alex Zukerman (1-8) earned the victory as she worked all seven innings, allowing only four hits, walking just one and striking out 10.

SWOSU managed just six hits, but they were big ones, including a two-out, two-run triple to right by Crystal Clay in the fifth inning to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 cushion. Clay went 2-for-4 from the plate as she also knocked in a run with a single in the seventh to finish with three runs batted in for the contest.

ECU’s only multiple-hitter was Jayme Miller, who went 2-for-3 with a double.

Lady Tiger hurler Cara Gaskins (2-5) took the loss after working seven complete innings, allowing the five runs (only two earned) off six hits with four walks and eight strikeouts.

Every inning that SWOSU scored (one in the third, two in the fifth and two in the seventh), an error figured into the scoring. In fact, two ECU miscues factored into the Bulldog scoring in the seventh.

Game 2

SWOSU 8, ECU 3

The Bulldogs struck for six first-inning runs with the help of four hits and two more Lady Tiger errors to take control of the game.

SWOSU finished with 11 hits in the game, edging out ECU by one. The Lady Tigers stranded 11 baserunners in the second game while the Bulldogs left six on.

Whitney Beech’s 3-for-4 performance fueled the SWOSU offense while teammate Teryn Mazurkewich was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Kelli Dyson went 3-for-3 with an RBI while Jessica Loftis and Amanda Boyse each went 2-for-4 with a run scored for ECU. Miller doubled for the third time this season and scored a run while Jill Tompkins doubled for the first time this year. Stephanie Larriba also contributed a run-scoring single in the fifth for the Lady Tigers.

Boyse (0-2) suffered the pitching loss after going the seven complete innings. She allowed the eight runs, but only three were earned as she scattered the 11 hits, walked three and struck out four.

Bulldog starter Kaci Carpenter (2-6) worked just the first 22?3 innings for the win. Ashton Garrett relieved Carpenter and worked 21?3 innings and Zukerman pitched the final two frames.

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