(DURANT, Okla.) - Jennies softball (3-3) dropped two games to the Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm (8-3) Sunday afternoon at the SEOSU Softball Field in Durant.
The Jens fell in the first game 6-2 and then came up short in game two, 2-1.
The Jennies fell behind early in the first game, after the Savage Storm plated three runs in the bottom of the first to go up 3-0, on the strength of Whitney Hamilton’s two-run single and another RBI single by Lacie Cook.
The Jens answered in the top of the second, scoring a run on a Savage Storm throwing error, to cut into the lead. Ali Jo Rogers then singled to score Katie Cothran, bringing the Jennies back to within one of Southeastern Oklahoma, 3-2. That would be all of the scoring for the Jennies though the remainder of the game.
The Savage Storm added another run in the bottom of the third on a single from Larmie Beal to increase their lead to 4-2. Southeastern Oklahoma plated two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-2. The Jennies out hit the Savage Storm in game one 10-9 but stranded 10 on base.
In game two, the Jennies took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third after Alex Groeger singled to score Medora West. The Jens hung on to the lead until the bottom of the seventh when Savage Storm’s Beal hit a solo home run to tie the game up at one. Southeastern Oklahoma then got the game-winning run on a single by Jessica Simmons. The Jennies were out hit in game two, 6-5, and left five runners on base.
The Jennies will look to bounce back when they travel to Bentonville, Ark. Friday thru Sunday to take part in the Arkansas-Monticello Tournament. The Jens will open the tournament Friday, Feb. 15 with games against Henderson State and Southern Arkansas.