MIAMI — Wrapping up the regular season on the road over the weekend, No. 20 ranked Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College visits Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa at noon Saturday, April 28, for a double-header.
NEO is scheduled to travel to Arkansas City, Kansas at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, for a double-header with Division II Cowley County Community College (34-13).
After winning three out of four Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference games, the Lady Norse are 23-5 in the conference and 35-11 on the season.
The NOC-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks are 10-18 in the OCAC and 22-25 overall.
Producing 27 runs in two games on Monday, April 23, against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid (15-15 and 29-22), the Lady Norse won by 21-0 and 6-5 scores.
Remaining at Eric Iverson Field on Tuesday, April 24, NEO split a conference double-header with Connors State College. The Cowgirls (20-12 and 33-13) posted a 3-1 win in the first game. NEO gained an 8-6 victory in the nightcap.
Seminole State College Lady Trojans won the OCAC title with a 29-0 record and a 42-3 overall mark. The Lady Trojans closed out their regular season on Thursday with a double-header against the Lady Norse on Eric Iverson Field.
NEO 21, NOC-Enid 0
Scoring runs in all four innings, the Lady Norse had a season-high run total.
NEO reeled off four runs in the bottom of the first inning before adding eight in the second, five in the third and four in the fourth to end the game in five innings.
Freshman catcher Gracie Garman used a double and a home run (2) to generate five runs batted in.
Right fielder Mikaela Workman paced the 21-hit Lady Norse barrage with four singles and six RBIs. Marissa Lokey produced a double and two singles while Karissa Marshall contributed three singles.
Taylor Makowsky (17-4) allowed four hits with six strikeouts and one walk in her complete game effort.
NEO 6, NOC-Enid 5
Two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning rallied the Lady Norse to a 6-5 win in the nightcap with NOC-Enid.
The Lady Jets started the game with a two-run first inning against Lady Norse starter Olivia Prather (16-6).
NEO created a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the second inning before relinquishing the lead as NOC-Enid plated three runs in the top of the third.
Garman led the 12-hit Lady Norse offense with a double and a homer (3).
Makowsky, batting as the designated player, had a two-run homer (5) and a single.
Prather and Maci Willingham contributed two singles each for the Lady Norse.
Over seven innings, Prather (16-6) allowed five runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
CSC 3, NEO 1 (8 innings)
After battling to a 1-1 draw through seven innings, the Connors Cowgirls scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning.
The only run by the Lady Norse came in the bottom of the first inning.
Willingham led off with a single. After sacrifice bunts by both Lokey and Bailey Fowler moved Willingham to third, Marshall doubled to right-center, scoring Willingham.
Connors tied the game in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by Cowgirl pitcher Mikey Nelson (15-4).
Marshall recorded a triple and single while Prather hit a double and single and Willingham added two singles. Lokey and Makowsky produced a single each.
NEO 8, CSC 6
A five-run sixth inning rallied the Lady Norse earn a split.
Scoring one run in the bottom of the third inning, the Lady Norse allowed Connors to score one run in the fourth and three in the fifth to build a 4-1 cushion.
NEO responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth before the marathon sixth inning to give the Lady Norse an 8-4 margin.
Connors attempted a comeback with two runs in the top of the seventh. Marshall ignited the five-run rally in the sixth inning with a three-run homer (14) while Lokey collected three RBI with a triple and a single. Bowman generated a two-run single.
Prather (17-6) pitched six innings and allowed four runs on 12 hits.
She struck out three and walked one. Makowsky earned her first save with one inning of relief. She struck out two and walked two.