SOSU Softball Wraps Up Series Sweep at NWOSU

Southeastern stretched its winning-streak to five games as it polished off a series sweep at Northwestern Oklahoma State, taking game one on Saturday 5-3 before leaving town on a 7-2 win in the finale in Alva, Okla.

The wins lift the Savage Storm to 8-6 on the season and get them off to a 4-0 start in Great American Conference play, joining Southern Arkansas, Arkansas Tech and Arkansas-Monticello as teams getting off to 4-0 starts to the conference season.

SE will return home for its true home-opener when it hosts southwestern Oklahoma State for a four-game series Feb. 26-27 at the Southeastern Softball Field.

In game one Emily Cudd moved to 5-2 in the circle this season as she allowed two runs on six hits with two strikeouts in 6.2 innings, while Jessica Seay recorded the remaining out but allowed an unearned run on three hits.

On offense Sydney Kramer paced the opener with a pair of hits while adding three RBI.

Six others added one hit each, while Courtney Riddle supplied an RBI.

Kramer would open the scoring in the first inning after Jessica Simmons and Destiny Riddle each singled to open the game by singling home Simmons for a 1-0 lead.

That would stretch to 2-0 two batters later on a Courtney Riddle sac fly to right which scored Destiny Riddle.

The Rangers would answer with a run in the third and another in the fourth to tie the game which is where it stood heading to the seventh inning.

Conner Harmon would connect on a one-out single to roll the lineup to the leadoff hitter Simmons who was hit by a pitch.

After a Destiny Riddle walk loaded the bases a Kramer single would drive in Simmons and Harmon for a 4-2 lead.

A Laramie Beal single would load the bases and Kramer would score one batter later when a fielder's choice turned into an error, opening up a 5-2 lead.

NWOSU would get one back after back-to-back doubles to open the inning, but Cudd would calm down and finish off the inning with no further damage.

Kramer added two more hits in the finale, while Courtney Riddle chipped in two as well.

Five others would log hits and six different players would each pick up one RBI.

Seay got the start in the circle and moved to 4-2 on the year after tossing 6.2 innings and allowing a run on three hits with five strikeouts.

Ashley Moore would get hit for a run on two hits in one-third of an inning pitched and Hunter Offill would face one batter.

Mykaela Wallace led off the second inning with a solo homer to put the Storm on the board and that stretched to a 2-0 lead when Destiny Riddle doubled home Simmons later in the inning.

The Storm would take advantage of three errors in the top of the third inning, with Courtney Riddle scoring directly off of one and Keeshia Thompson driving home Wallace with an RBI single with two outs to open up a 4-0 lead.

The offense continued to roll in the third inning as Kramer would dingle home Simmons, followed by a Beal sac fly to score a pinch-running Jasmine Morales for a 6-0 lead.

After a Courtney Riddle single would push Kennedy Been to third, Jordyn James would bring her home with a sac fly to right and a 7-0 lead.

The Rangers would steal a run back in the bottom of the inning on a solo homer, and add another on a bases loaded walk in the sixth, but Seay would return to the circle with the bases loaded and get a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat and SE would hold on for a 7-2 win.

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