SOSU Softball Opens GAC Schedule at OBU

Southeastern will be looking to put its up-and-down start in the rearview mirror when it travels to Arkadelphia, Ark., to open it Great American Conference schedule with a four-game series against Ouachita Baptist on Feb. 22-23.

Each day will feature a double-header beginning at 1 p.m.

The Savage Storm come into the weekend after back-to-back wins at home over Newman, but are currently sitting at 5-4 on the season after weather forced serious schedule changes on the team.

SE is paced by newcomer Sydney Kramer who is hitting an impressive .542 to lead a foursome of hitters that carry a better than .300 batting average.

Kramer has 13 hits with a double and four RBI along with a team-high eight runs scored and four stolen bases.

Jessica Simmons is next in line with a .423 average that includes a double while adding five runs scored and three stolen bases.

Laramie Beal and Courtney Riddle are at .385 and .321, respectively, but lead the team in power numbers as each has a pair of doubles, while Riddle has two homers and 11 RBI to lead the way in both categories.

In the circle, Mindy McElroy has a team-low 1.42 ERA and a 2-1 record in four starts with a .272 opponent batting average.

Shayna Milam also carries a 2-1 record with a 2.85 ERA, while Jacee Bennett is 1-2 on the season with three saves and a 3.75 ERA along with a team-high 15 strikeouts.

OBU is led on offense by Macy Nantz who is hitting .440 with five doubles and seven RBI, while two other starters are hitting .300 or better.

Jocelyn Jones leads the team in home runs with two and is one of two other players with five RBI.

Abbi Frakes handles the bulk of the work in the circle, starting six of the team's 10 games and tossing 47.1 of the total of 69.0 innings. She has a 3.11 ERA on the year and a 4-3 record with three complete games, 33 strikeouts and an opposing average of .262.

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