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Lady Eagles split double header against Lubbock Christian

The Oklahoma Christian University softball team started off their double header against Lubbock Christian University with an 11-0 loss, in which the team only hit the ball five times, Feb. 25 at Tom Heath Field.

In the first inning, the Lady Eagles gave up three consecutive runs, two from single hits and one from a grounded double.

Junior Madison Hagood threw four innings for Oklahoma Christian, striking out three batters while allowing nine runs on 10 hits. She was attributed the loss and now sits with a record of 2-3 for the season.

Freshman Hannah Andrews relieved Hagood in the fifth inning, giving up no hits, but walking three batters, two of which scored.

Less than an hour after the first game, the Lady Eagles came back and beat the Chaparrals 9-0 to split the series 1-1.

Junior Kaylie Upton pitched all five innings of the second game for Oklahoma Christian, allowing just two hits and striking out two batters in her time on the mound.

Upton was also responsible for two runs, the first off her triple hit to center field, which scored junior Bridget White, and the second when senior Madison Nordyke singled to the middle and brought Upton in.

Both White and junior Lacey Davidson had two runs and two RBI. White hit a homerun early in the fourth inning to score herself and junior Kayla Eichler while Davidson homered to the left to score and also bring in junior Hunter Strickland.

Freshman Daelyn Denny added two RBI.

For this doubleheader, the Lady Eagles wore pink socks to honor breast cancer patients in their yearly ‘Strike Out Cancer’ campaign. During both games, the Lady Eagles sold raffle tickets for items like apparel, blankets, gift baskets and gift cards, with all proceeds benefiting a local family dealing with cancer.

Davidson lost her mother to breast cancer six years, and during this game to honor breast cancer victims, Davidson hit her first home run of the season.

Oklahoma Christian will host another double header against St. Mary’s University Mar. 3. Games are at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

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