Feb. 20, 2009
Young Guns Shine on Day One
DURANT, Okla.- Jennifer Bohle got her first collegiate home run and Amanda Teshack got her first two collegiate hits as Northwest's newest acquisitions shined on day one of the Southeastern Oklahoma State Tournament Friday.
Northwest (1-5) had a 4-0 lead before falling 17-5 against St. Mary's to begin the day, then lost 5-4 in extra innings to Southwestern Oklahoma State Friday afternoon.
Northwest pitchers surrendered five home runs, including two grand slams against St. Mary's and a three-run homer to fall in a hole against Southwestern Oklahoma State. The Bearcats have given up 10 home runs in their first six games this season.
Bohle homered in her first at bat against St. Mary's to give Northwest a 2-0 lead. Bohle scored three times Friday and stole two bases - her first since swiping a record 143 bases in high school.
Sophomore Jenna Smith's two-out, two-run single in the third inning gave Northwest a four-run lead. Smith had three hits and reached base five times Friday. She also drove in three runs.
The Rattlers (4-8) responded with five runs in the fourth inning, three in the fifth and nine in the sixth. Arlynda Flores, who pitched the final three innings, hit a two-run homer in the fifth and a grand slam in the sixth. Flores went 2-for-3 at the dish with six RBIs.
Stacey Creger hit a three-run shot in the top of the third inning to give Southwestern Oklahoma State a 3-0 lead in the afternoon contest. Casey Carper had RBI singles in the fourth and sixth innings. The second tied the game at 3-3.
Bearcat reliever Cola Krueger issued a leadoff walk to Laiken Lester to start the top of the seventh. Lester was sacrificed to second and moved to third on a groundout. She scored on a wild pitch by Krueger before Katie Raines popped out to end the inning.
Sarah Saladino, who had three hits Friday, ripped her first double as a Bearcat to lead off the bottom of the seventh. Kristen Hessel moved her to third and Smith's RBI single tied the game and sent it into extra innings.
The Bulldogs (3-4) used the international tiebreaker rule to take a 5-4 lead in the eighth. Northwest moved the tying run to third with one in the bottom of the eighth, but Erin Leslie grounded out to short and Carper popped out to first to end the game.
Leslie went 3-for-4 against St. Mary's and had four hits on the day. She's hitting .440 thru six games.
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