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Eighth Inning Heroics Leads the Shockers past the Cowgirls

The hitting woes continued for Oklahoma State on Tuesday.

Sami Hood’s home run in the eighth inning was the difference maker as Wichita State defeated Oklahoma State 3-1 in Stillwater. 

OSU totaled eight hits on the night, but only managed to come up with one lone run. 

The Cowgirls again struggled with runners in scoring position. They left 10 runners on base for the game. 

Lexi Kilfoyl got the start in the circle and kept the Cowgirls in it. She gave up three runs on six hits and recorded 11 strikeouts in eight innings pitched. 

The Shockers got on the board first off a RBI single from Lauren Mills, putting them up 1-0 in the first inning. 

After Rachel Becker and Chyenne Factor got out in the bottom of the inning, Kiley Naomi drew a walk. Morgyn Wynne followed that up with a single, giving OSU its first scoring opportunity of the night.

Katelynn Carwile came up, but couldn’t get it done as she flew out to end the inning. 

Both teams went stagnant after the first inning. OSU finally cashed in on one of its opportunities in the seventh. 

Katie Lott pinch hit for Megan Bloodworth to start the inning. She delivered, hitting a single up the middle to give the Cowgirls a nice start to the inning. 

Becker laid down a bunt that resulted in a single, setting up an opportunity for OSU to tie the game. 

Factor moved the runners over off her ground out and Naomi drew a walk, setting up bases loaded for Wynne.

Wynne got one home off her ground out, scoring pinch runner Bloodworth, tying the game 1-1.

Carwile grounded out to end the inning, setting up another night of free softball in Stillwater. 

The Shockers had other things planned as Sami Hood hit a two-run home run to give Wichita State the 3-1 lead.

Kilfoyl hit a single, but that is all OSU could muster up in the eighth inning, losing to the Shockers. 

OSU will need to figure things out before their weekend trip to Austin to take on Texas.

First game of the series is on Thursday at 8 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.