Friday, September 19, 2014

OU softball splits with No. 18 OKC

By The Herald Staff | 4/28/2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Ottawa University softball team finished off the regular season Saturday with a split against No. 18 Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City.

Ottawa won the opener, 4-3 in eight innings, and fell 8-0 in the nightcap. The Lady Braves fell behind 2-0 in the opener. Darin Lewis hit an RBI double in the fourth inning.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Ottawa University softball team finished off the regular season Saturday with a split against No. 18 Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City.

Ottawa won the opener, 4-3 in eight innings, and fell 8-0 in the nightcap. The Lady Braves fell behind 2-0 in the opener. Darin Lewis hit an RBI double in the fourth inning.

Ottawa took the lead in the fifth inning with two runs. Gabby Markham’s 2-RBI single scored Amber Harris and Alyssa Miller. Oklahoma City tied it at 3-3 with a run in the seventh inning.

Jenna Stigge scored the winning run in the eighth.

Markham led Ottawa with two hits and two RBIs. She also picked up her 14th victory. She had five strikeouts.

The second game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning. Oklahoma City scored eight runs.

Catherine Wallace and Mary Constant each had a hit.

Ottawa (24-19) plays 2 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference tourney in Great Bend against McPherson.

Baseball

The Braves baseball team split two double headers Friday and Saturday against Bethany. On Saturday in Ottawa, Bethany won the opener, 1-0. Ottawa won the nightcap, 4-3, on Brock Miller’s walk-off home run.

On Friday in Lindsborg, Ottawa won 8-3 and fell 4-1.

In Saturday’s opener, Miller led Ottawa with two hits. Senior Jacob Loucks pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts.

Ottawa struck late in the nightcap. Kaylem Quinn’s RBI double tied at 2-2 in the sixth inning. Bethany scored one in the eighth for a 3-2 lead.

Miller answered with a two-run home run to give Ottawa the victory in the season finale.

Zach Ostergard had three hits and an RBI. Loucks was the winner pitching the final two innings.

Ottawa (19-29, 9-19) scored five runs in the sixth to snap a 3-3 tie in Friday’s opener.

Track

BALDWIN CITY ­— The Ottawa men’s 1,600-meter relay team finished second Saturday at the Wildcat Open in Baldwin City. That performance paced the men’s squad.

The women’s squad was led by junior Chelsea Fullerton, who broke her school record in the 5,000 race. Jordan Calderwood won the 1500. Ottawa’s 1,600 relay won the race.

Ottawa competes Friday and Saturday in the KCAC Championships in North Newton.

Men

800 — 8, Riley, 2:02.

1,500 — 4, Mendez, 4:08.

3000 steeplechase — 2, Love, 11:59.

1,600 relay — 2, 3:31.

High jump — 4, Brown, 6-2; 6, Washington, 6-0.

Long jump — 5, Riley, 21-2.5.

Triple jump — 5, Riley, 42-2.75.

Javelin — 8, Hutton, 143-2.

Women

5,000 — 1, Fullerton, 19:01.25 (school record); 4, Griffith, 22:49.

1,500 — 1, Calderwood, 4:54; 4, Bailey, 5:13; 8, Heilman, 5:34.     

800 — 3, Richardson, 2:26; 7, Calderwood, 2:33.

100 hurdles — 8, Gaab, 16.97.

400 — 3, Kessler, 1:08.

400 relay — 3, 51.81.

1,600 relay — 1, 4:14.

Triple jump — 8, Boore, 33-4.75.

Javelin — 7, Ramsey, 103-8.

Tennis

WICHITA — The Ottawa women’s tennis team fell 5-0 to Bethel in the KCAC semifinals Saturday in Wichita. The Lady Braves finished third in the KCAC with a record of 5-2 and had an overall record of 5-10.

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