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OSU Softball Weekend Review: Troy Cox Classic

Oklahoma State started hot and stayed hot this weekend.

The Cowgirls went a perfect 5-0 at the Troy Cox Classic in New Mexico.

Things got started on Friday with a run-rule victory over New Mexico. 

Senior Kelly Maxwell got through the Lobo’s easily, securing 10 strikeouts in five innings pitched.

Back-to-back singles from Rachel Becker and Tallen Edwards got the hitting started for OSU in the first inning.

After Kiley Naomi reached on an error by New Mexico to load the bases, Micalea Wark drew a walk to make it 1-0. 

A sacrifice fly from Katelynn Carwile and a ground out scored two more runs, then junior Taylor Tuck kept the inning going. 

Tuck hit a solid single into right field that scored Chyenne Factor and Wark to push the Cowgirls lead to 5-0.

Two more hits from Megan Bloodworth and Becker made it 7-0. 

Edwards stepped up to the plate again in the first, and she delivered big.

The true freshman sent a ball down the right field line to increase OSU’s lead to 9-0 in the first inning. 

Three more runs from OSU ended the game in five innings with a 12-0 win.

In the second game against Nebraska, the bats went quiet, but the pitching continued its dominance.

Lexi Kilfoyl got the nod and delivered, going the full seven innings only giving up two hits. 

Both teams went hitless in the first, but the Cowgirls changed that quickly in the second.

Audrey Schneidmiller put that first run up of the game with a single that scored Factor.

Nebraska came back in the fourth with a homer over the right field wall to tie the game up at 1-1. 

The pitcher’s duel continued, then the top of the seventh happened for the Cowgirls.  

A Naomi single and Wark hit-by-pitch set up an RBI spot for Carwile.

Carwile delivered with a straight shot up the middle that scored Naomi to make it 2-1 Cowgirls. 

Factor did the exact same thing with a ball into the outfield that scored pinch runner Angelina Craig to make it 3-1. 

Kilfoyl came back out and shut the door to put a cap on Friday with a win.

Saturday was a short day for OSU as both games were run-rule victories. 

The Cowgirls started the day with a 11-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield.

Transfer pitcher Ivy Rosenberry was amazing, giving up only two hits in five innings. 

Wark got the scoring started for the Cowgirls when she planted a double into right field scoring three runs to make it 3-0.

Carwile then scored Wark off a double to put the score at 4-0.

After three runs already in the second inning, Morgyn Wynne added two more with a double to push the lead to 9-0.

Two more runs in the fourth and a Rosenberry strike out in the fifth ended the game for OSU.

OSU then played New Mexico State, producing a similar result with another run-rule victory.

Kyra Aycock got the start for OSU, racking up five innings of work, giving up only three hits. 

Bloodworth got her first home run of the year to put OSU up 6-0

A double and a walk from Edwards and Becker set the stage for Naomi. 

The senior delivered as she shot a ball over the left field wall to give OSU a 9-0 lead. 

Both teams went scoreless in the third as Aycock kept it rolling in the circle for the Cowgirls.

Bloodworth came up in the fourth and did it again, blasting a three-run home run to increase the lead to 13-0.

Aycock finished off the last two innings to end the game with the victory. 

Sunday, OSU traveled to El Paso for the final day of the Troy Cox Classic to play UTEP.

Maxwell was in the circle, but she wasn’t her usual self throughout the game. 

Although OSU was still having success, Maxwell struggled giving up five runs in three innings pitched against the Miners.

That didn’t throw off the bats as OSU got up 2-0 early in the first.

Back-to-back doubles from Bloodworth and Becker scored two more runs in the second.

The Cowgirls added more runs in the third after a Wynne single scored Carwile. 

That same inning, Edwards launched a ball over the wall to give the Cowgirls three RBIs, and a 9-0 lead.

After a five-spot from UTEP in the bottom of the third, Wark came right back in the fourth with a solo shot to put Oklahoma State up 10-5.

Roseberry came on for Maxwell in the fourth, only giving up one run in the final innings to give the Cowgirls a 10-6 win.

Winners of 11 straight, including seven run-rules, OSU is looking to keep the train rolling into this weekend. 

The Cowgirls play at home for the first time this season in the OSU/Tulsa Invitational, Friday at 2:30 p.m. against Maine then at 5:00 p.m. against Missouri. The contest against Missouri will be broadcast on ESPN+.