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Lady Eagles fall 7-2 in rival matchup

The Oklahoma Christian University softball team did not avenge its first loss to cross-town rival University of Central Oklahoma on Friday and dropped the rematch by a score of 7-2.

Despite the loss, Softball Head Coach Tom Heath said he approved of the way the team handled the situation.

“I was very proud of the way our team competed yesterday as well as the way our whole team supported each other,” Heath said. “We are making good progress each game with our young team.”

Niki Davidson’s 2-3, day at the plate with two RBI could not overcome an early lead established by the Lady Bronchos.

The Lady Eagles started in the top of the first inning when Sheridan Bond scored on Davidson’s double to give Oklahoma Christian the lead 1-0, but a two-run double highlighted a four-run first inning for the Lady Bronchos.

The Lady Bronchos’ lead extended to 5-1 in the fourth inning and then an inside the park homerun moved the lead to 7-2 to seal the victory and move UCO’s record to 8-1.

Haley Squier and Madison Nordyke claimed the other two hits for the Lady Eagles while Avery Walker scored the team’s second run, driven in by Davidson.

Heath said he would love to see a good fan turn-out to boost up his team’s energy for its home opener on Tuesday.

“What would really help at this time is a good turn-out from our student body…for our home opener with USAO to boost the team’s morale and confidence,” Heath said.

The Lady Eagles host the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Tuesday at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Lawson Softball Complex.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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