The East Central University softball team finished two more games in five innings, making it 14 games this season that the Lady Tigers have defeated opponents early. ECU earned two 9-1 wins over Oklahoma Panhandle State in non-conference action at Lady Tiger Field.
The Lady Tigers (33-9) were led by senior Shelby Simmons, who tallied a .800 average with four hits, two runs, a double, a triple and four RBIs. As a team ECU hit .521 for the day, including four doubles, three triples and a home run. No member of the team that earned an at-bat hit lower than .333 and had less than two hits for the day.
Freshman Lacey Paulk earned the win in the circle in game one, with a 0.00 ERA, four hits allowed, one run allowed (unearned) and struck out 10 batters. Senior Ali Manship pitched the second game, allowing four hits one run and striking out one.