Eagles Conclude Series In Oklahoma

Photo Courtesy: Lubbock Christian University

The Chadron State College softball team put runs on the board in both of its Monday games at Broncho Softball Field, but they weren’t enough to avoid a second consecutive 0-2 day at the Edmond Regional Festival.

The Eagles fell 7-2 in the first game of the day versus Cameron University, and they lost 9-1 in the final contest of the tournament to the host, the University of Central Oklahoma.

Cameron’s pitchers held CSC to four hits through the first six innings, before the Eagles finally found some timeliness at the plate.

Meanwhile the Aggies pounded out runs in four of the first five innings, aided in part by a first-inning error. They scored one run in the first, three in the second, one in the fourth, and two in the fifth to get out to a 7-0 lead.

In the Eagles’ seventh and final at-bat, four consecutive batters laid down singles to load the bases with one out and score a run. Addison Spears, Ellie Owens, Angelica Maples, and Bailey Marvel started the makings of a rally, with Spears scoring. Then Bailey Rominger hit a sac fly to right, scoring Owens.

The runs came too late, however, as the final out occurred, leaving two in scoring position.

Later, although the teams managed six base hits apiece, free bases helped Central Oklahoma to a five-inning decision. Eagles pitchers gave up nine walks, one wild pitch, and one hit-by-pitch.

CSC led for the first time this season after one at-bat, when Rominger singled and advanced on the only UCO error of the game, and Gabby Russell produced the only RBI for the Eagles.

The second and third innings saw the majority of the Bronchos who walked.

UCO steadily built an 8-1 lead through three innings, and walked off with a sac fly in the fifth.

Russell, who went 3-for-6 overall Monday at the plate, had the best batting day for the Eagles.

Peyton Propp and Tia Kohl each fell to 0-2 with the losses. Propp was the pitcher of record in the early game and Kohl in the latter.

Jocelyn Bright of Cameron and Corrina Rivas of UCO both went to 2-0.

Amid a chilly weekend forecast, the Eagles are tasked with attempting to host the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for a pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheaders this weekend.