Softball Falls to Texas

April 19, 1998

STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State's Cowgirl softball team dropped two decisions to the eighth-ranked Texas Longhorns, being run-ruled in the first game 10-0 before falling 7-4 in game two.

Texas run-ruled the Cowgirls in the first game 10-0 thanks to an eight-run fourth on eight hits and two OSU errors. Second baseman Nikki Cockrell blasted the Cowgirl pitching staff, hitting a solo home run and a double with three runs scored and three runs batted in. Longhorn ace Christa Williams, who leads the nation in strikeouts per game with an 11.65 average, stuck out only three OSU batters, but limited the Cowgirls to just two hits in five innings.

The Cowgirls got nothing going on the day until the fourth inning of the second game when, trailling 7-0, Jennifer Olival started off the inning with a bunt single. Junior Jaime Foutch followed that with a line drive down the left field line that moved Olival to third. After a goundout and a walk issued to Michelle Singer to load the bases, Olival scored on a passed ball. Another base on balls before the second out to Liz Silva loaded the bases again, and Katie Wise walked to score the second run.

OSU added two more runs in the fifth on base hits by Kristi Blle and Jaime Foutch, and two Longhorn errors. They would be the last runs of the afternoon as Texas defeated OSU, 7-4.

Oklahoma State (33-14, 7-6 Big 12) falls to fifth in the Big 12 Conference race and will play the second-place Oklahoma Sooners (42-10, 10-3) on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Norman, Okla.

Texas 10, Oklahoma State 0 (five innings)

UT  101 80 - 10 12 0
OSU 000 00 -  0  2 5

Tyler, Anderson (4) and Silva, Singer (5). Williams and Scharnhorst.

WP: Williams (22-2). LP: Tyler (10-4). 2B: UT-Cockrell (11), Reeves (12), Tatro (10).

HR: Cockrell (8). T-1:47. A-200.

Texas 7, Oklahoma State 4

UT  410 200 0 - 7 9 2
OSU 000 220 0 - 4 6 3

Anderson, Lopez (2) and Singer. Guidorizzi, Moore (4) and Scharnhorst.

WP: Moore (10-6). LP: Anderson (3-1). 2B: OSU-Foutch (6); UT-Cockrell (12), Franks (9).

HR: Reeves (8). T-2:22. A-200.



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