Hagood holds off Midwestern to split doubleheader

Sheridan Bond continues a play during the March 30 doubleheader Midwestern State. Photo by Abby Bellow.

Sheridan Bond continues a play during the March 30 doubleheader Midwestern State. Photo by Abby Bellow.

The Lady Eagles split games in a non-conference doubleheader at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas Wednesday night.

In an interview prior to Wednesday’s doubleheader, Niki Davidson said this week of non-conference games would be beneficial.

“I think it is good for us to have some non-conference games tomorrow and this weekend so we can work on some things that we have been struggling with,” Davidson said.

Davidson also said she felt confident in her team going into these games.

“MSU had a pretty decent team, but I felt we were definitely better and I knew we could handle them,” Davidson said.

Oklahoma Christian University won the first game 4-2, behind a four-hit, two-run complete game from Madison Hagood. Hagood struck out three and only one of the runs she surrendered was scored as earned.

Davidson’s double in the first that scored Sheridan Bond began the scoring for the Lady Eagles to make it 1-0 in the top of the first. That score would stay true until the Lady Eagles recorded an additional three runs in the top of sixth inning. Jordan Chism, Haley Squier and Kelsie Finch all hit RBI singles to make it 4-0 going into the bottom of the sixth.

Midwestern State scratched across a run in both the bottom of the sixth and seventh, but Hagood closed the door to complete the 4-2 victory.

Bond and Davidson both had two hits apiece to lead the Lady Eagles from the plate.

In the second game, Midwestern State started the game with four runs in the bottom of the third and three more in the bottom of the sixth to take the second game 8-4.

Davidson’s three-run homerun in the top of the fifth tied the game 4-4. But a run in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the bottom of the sixth put Oklahoma Christian’s lead at 8-4, which would stand true until the end of the game. Davidson’s sister, Lacey, led the Lady Eagles from the plate going 2-3 with a run scored.

The Lady Eagles will host Eastern New Mexico University in a doubleheader on Saturday at noon and 2 p.m.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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