MIAMI — With a four-game winning streak in place, the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse return to Eric Iverson Field at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, for a softball double-header with Rose State College.
The Lady Norse extended their streak Thursday, April 12, in Wilburton with 5-1 and 11-2 victories over Eastern State College.
NEO is 29-9 on the season and 17-3 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Lady Norse has won 14 of 16 games played on their home field.
NEO 5, EOC 1
The only lead of the game for Eastern (5-15 and 12-24) occurred in the bottom of the second inning. Pitcher Riley Denomy tripled before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Winslow Lybrand.
The Lady Norse responded with two runs in the top of the third inning before adding a pair of runs in the fifth and one in the seventh.
First baseman Marissa Lokey hit a home run (8) and a single while collecting four RBI for NEO’s nine-hit attack.
Centerfielder Marci Willingham led the Lady Norse with three singles while Bailey Fowler, Makayla Bowman, Olivia Prather and Gracie Garman each added a base hit.
Taylor Makowsky (13-4) earned the victory by pitching the first three innings. She allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts and two walks.
Prather picked up her second save by allowing two hits in four innings of relief. She struck out two and walked one.
NEO 11, EOC 2
Four runs each in the first and sixth innings along with 17 hits helped propel the Lady Norse to an 11-2 win over the Lady Mountaineers in the nightcap.
The first eight batters in the Lady Norse lineup collected 16 of the total hits that included four doubles.
Lokey, Fowler and Karissa Marshall each had three hits including doubles by Lokey and Fowler. Bowman produced a double and single with three RBI while Mikaela Workman contributed a two-run double.
Prather (15-5) pitched the first five innings and surrendered two runs on four hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Makowsky struck out three of the seven batters she faced in two hitless innings of relief.
The Lady Norse travel to Poteau, Thursday, April 19, for an OCAC double-header with Carl Albert.