Hillcats win ninth and tenth straight games

RSU Athletics

OKLAHOMA CITYRogers State softball (14-1) continued their hot streak with their ninth and tenth-straight wins against Southern Arkansas and Cameron, respectively, on the second day of the Edmond Regional Festival on Saturday.

GAME ONE – RSU 2, SAU 1 (9 innings)

The first game of the day was a classic pitcher’s duel with both starters working two no-hit frames to start the game. The Hillcats cracked the seal in the top of the third to go up 1-0. Chelsea Spain drove in Callie Yellin with a sacrifice fly to center.

The Muleriders knotted things at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth. A home run over the center field wall scored the run.

It would be three more innings before another runner crossed home for either team. RSU had two hits and stranded three runners over the next three innings, while SAU had three hits and left three stranded.

In the top of the ninth, the Hillcats would come through with the go ahead run to take a 2-1 lead. Rebecca Bellscored on a throwing error by the first baseman. The Muleriders went down in order in the bottom half to give RSU the 2-1 victory in extra innings.

Andrea Morales (9-0) continues to prove why she is one of the best in the circle by earning the complete game win with 15 strikeouts and only allowing four hits, one walk and one run over nine innings. SAU’s Kiana Pogroszewski (1-1) took the loss.

GAME TWO – RSU 7, Cameron 4

The Hillcats got things going early in the second game of the day as they put up fours runs in the first inning for an early 4-0 lead. Chelsea Spain got things started as she drove in Tailee Reding with a RBI triple to center. Spain then crossed home on a Jaylan Gibson RBI single to left. Bridgette Morales plated Gibson with a RBI double to right. Elexis Watson scored on a RBI groundout to second from Makayla Bowman.

RSU added two more runs to push out to 6-0 in the second inning. Morales plated Watson and Gibson with a RBI double.

The Aggies finally got on the board in the third and cut the deficit to 6-1. The run came on a solo home run. They added two more runs in the fourth inning to trim the lead to 6-3 with a RBI fielder’s choice and a runner stealing home.

The Hillcats tacked on a final run in the bottom of the fifth to go back up 7-3. Bowman scored Lana Gass with a RBI double to right.

Cameron tried to mount a comeback in the sixth inning, but came up short as they could only get one run and give RSU the 7-4 win. The run scored on a ground out to the shortstop.

M’Kayla Hillman (3-1) earned the complete game win with four strikeouts. Robyn Bales (1-1) took the loss.

The Hillcats will be back in action on Sunday for the final day of the Edmond Regional Festival as they face off against Lubbock Christian. First pitch is set for 10 a.m.

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