WYANDOTTE - Scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, Kansas, Okla., eked out a 2-0 victory over Wyandotte here Tuesday in a non-conference softball game.
“I thought this was the best we have been defensively in a long time, Wyandotte coach Troy Gray said. “Jesse (Stone) threw extremely well today, especially after she left yesterday's game (against Commerce) with a hip injury.
The Lady Bears collected only two hits in the game - a first-inning single by Kristen Enyart and Julie Youngblood singled to lead off the seventh.
“We have to score runs to win obviously, and we had a chance in the first, fourth and fifth, Gray said.
Enyart reached second following her hit and advanced to third on a grounder by Amanda Stovall. Enyart tried to score but was thrown out.
In the fifth, Kayla Oleman was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Stone walked and Becca Seidner reached on a fielder's choice, forcing Oleman at third.
However, Heather Britt and Felicia Stone popped up to end the threat.
“We are off tomorrow (Wednesday) and can get some much needed practice, and try and stop this slide, Gray said. “We are in uncharted waters (3-10) in our program and are still struggling to find ourselves.
Kansas got its runs in the fifth on three singles, then came back in the sixth a double, two singles and an error.
“It's frustrating, because we haven't played anyone that has just oohed or ahhed' us, yet we continue to shoot ourselves in the foot time and time again, Gray said. “All we can do is stick together and continue to work hard.
The Lady Bears travel to Salina Thursday for a non-conference double-header.