OSU Softball Wins Two More in Mizuno Classic

STILLWATER, Okla. — The No. 20 Oklahoma State softball team picked up two more wins at the Mizuno Classic as they defeated Rutgers 8-3 and Prairie View A&M 12-1 on Saturday. The Cowgirls scored 20 runs off 25 hits in the second day of the tournament and improved to 19-6 on the season.

Alysia Hamilton had three runs batted in during the first game of the day against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. She hit into a fielder’s choice that scored two in the fifth and hit a triple in the sixth inning to score another. Kelsey Anchors added another in the fifth inning when she hit a single that scored Chelsea Garcia. The other four Cowgirl runs were scored from two illegal pitches and two Scarlet Knights errors.

Anna Whiddon picked up her 12th win of the season as she came in for relief in the top of the fifth when the score was tied 1-1. She threw 2.2 innings, allowed two hits for two runs and struck out four.

In the second game of the day, Oklahoma State run-ruled Prairie View 12-1 in five innings. Sarah Odom threw the complete game shutout for the Cowgirls and improves to 1-1 on the season. Odom gave up three hits for one unearned run, struck out seven and walked just one.

Every Cowgirl in the lineup got a hit in the game, including Sammy Jo Diffendaffer who went a perfect 3-for-3 with two s, two doubles and two runs scored. Diffendaffer, Breana Casaus and Garcia each got a hit to load the bases in the second inning when freshman Katie Asher stepped up to the plate and hit a bases clearing double to right field. Asher finished with three s in the game.

Fellow freshman Amy Graham hit her second home run of the season with two runners on to give her three s on the day as well.

The Cowgirls will resume play on Sunday as they host the final day of the Mizuno Classic in Stillwater. Wisconsin and Prairie View A&M will play the consolation game at 9 a.m. and will face Rutgers in the championship game at 11 a.m.

Updated 03-14-2010

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