- Ada, Oklahoma


March 24, 2014

Lady Tigers take two from Southern Nazarene

BETHANY —    After almost two weeks off, the East Central University softball team resumed Great American Conference action Friday with two wins over Southern Nazarene on the road. The Lady Tigers (16-11, 8-6 GAC) took an 11-1 win in five innings in game one and then a 4-2 game-two victory.

   ECU was paced by sophomore Autumn Suydam, who hit .857 for the day with six hits, three runs and three RBIs. Sophomores Amanda Edmundson and Lauren Reeves also tallied three RBIs on the day.

   Redshirt freshman Sydney Dow earned the win in the opening game of the day, allowing one hit and zero runs and striking out three. Junior Brianna Nunley earned the win in the second game, throwing six innings. Nunley allowed six hits and two runs, while striking out two.

Game 1

ECU 11, SNU 1

   The Tigers opened the scoring in the top of the second with three runs. Suydam led off with a double down the left field line and was joined on base when Dow walked. Junior Kaile Marcum then reached on an error that scored a run and stole second. Sophomore Chelsea Patterson kept the inning going with a single to third, and the final two runs were scored on a double by Reeves to left center.

   The lead increased to 6-0 after the top of the third, with three runs. Sophomore Jordynn VanPelt singled to left field, stole second and was advanced to third on an error. Suydam earned an RBI with a single up the middle and then stole second. Dow added a single to right, and Marcum scored a run with a single to left field. The final run scored when Patterson reached on a fielder’s choice.

   The Tigers put the run-rule into effect in the top of the fifth, going up 11-0. Marcum and junior Samantha McGraw both singled and set Patterson up for an RBI single up the middle. Reeves added an RBI with a sacrifice fly to right. After the first out, senior Gina Mengwasser earned an RBI, with a double to right field. VanPelt scored a run with a single, and Suydam added the final run with a double.

   The Crimson Storm (10-17, 4-12 GAC) scored one run in the bottom of the fifth, but it was not enough to extend the game and ECU won 11-1.

Game 2

ECU 4, SNU 2

   The Lady Tigers again opened the scoring in the top of the second inning, scoring three runs for the 3-0 lead. Mengwasser led off with a double to left center and was advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by VanPelt. Suydam joined her on base with a single to the pitcher. Sophomore Amanda Edmundson then scored all three runs with a home run to left field.

   ECU added a run in the top of the third for a 4-0 advantage. Sophomore Leah Tigert led off with a single up the middle and after two outs, she stole second. That put her in scoring position for Suydam, who doubled down the left field line.

   SNU cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third for a 4-2 lead. However, after the third the Lady Tigers' defense picked up and forced the Crimson Storm to three-up, three-down for the rest of the game on the way to the  victory.

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