If necessary now necessary – Golden Suns down top-ranked Bronchos

ATU Athletics
Paul Smith, Associate Athletic Director

EDMOND, Okla.Paty Loredo had a two-hit performance and Gaby Vasquez notched a pair of RBIs as the No. 12 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns softball team (47-14) forced the “if necessary” game with a 4-2 win over No. 1 Central Oklahoma (47-6) on Saturday at Broncho Stadium.

NEXT UP

  • The Golden Suns and Central Oklahoma will play the “if necessary” game beginning at 2:30 p.m.

SCORING PLAYS

  • Tech 1st– T. Riley reached on a fielder’s choice, RBI; M. Goodnight out at second 2b to ss; S. Henson scored, unearned. (Tech 1, UCO 0)
  • UCO 2ndL. Dobson advanced to third on a wild pitch; C. Jones scored on a wild pitch. (Tech 1, UCO 1)
  • Tech 2ndG. Vasquez doubled to left center, 2 RBI; M. Addis scored; A. Maeder scored. (Tech 3, UCO 1)
  • Tech 2ndS. Henson singled up the middle, RBI; G. Vasquez scored. (Tech 4, UCO 1)
  • UCO 4thC. Webb doubled to left center, RBI; A. Eicher advanced to third, out at home cf to ss to c; L. Dobson scored. (Tech 4, UCO 2)

NOTABLES

  • Ashton Sangster made a home run-saving catch in the first inning, reaching over the centerfield wall to pull back a shot off the bat of UCO third baseman JoBi Heath.
  • Paty Loredo had two hits in the win.
  • Megan Goodnight threw two hitless innings to notch the save.
  • Dempsey notched the win after scattering four hits in 4.2 innings, allowing two runs, walking five and fanning one.

OF RECORD

  • Winning Pitcher: Kristen Dempsey (16-4)
  • Losing Pitcher: Bailey McKittrick (26-2)
  • Save: Megan Goodnight (3)

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