Rogers State swept a softball doubleheader from Okllahoma Christian at home Wednesday, its first victories as a member of the Sooner Athletic Conference.

The Hillcats scored twice in the home eighth to take the first game, 6-5, and then scored two runs in the sixth to win the nightcap, 8-6.

RSU (10-2) extended its winning streak to nine games with the sweep and will take six days off before hosting No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City next Tuesday.



First game

A two-out error put the Hillcats in a 5-4 hole entering the bottom of the eighth. However, the Lady Eagles quickly returned the favor.

Randi Tyler started the RSU eighth on second base via the international tie-breaker rules. Kelli Dunagan put down a bunt that was fielded by third baseman Rachel Smith. Smith’s throw to first sailed into foul territory, allowing Tyler to score the tying run. Right fielder Deidre Chatigny fielded the errant throw and made one of her own trying to cut down Dunagan as she raced for second base. Chatigny’s throw ended up in left field and Dunagan completed her short trip around the bases to give RSU a 6-5 victory.

Jenny Johnson (4-0) worked the final three innings for RSU and allowed just one unearned run. Dunagan went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.



Second game



Oklahoma Christian rallied for three runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game before RSU answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning.

The Lady Eagles put together five consecutive hits in the sixth to knot the game, 6-6. Dunagan relieved Johnson to record the final three outs and earned the win with two innings of work.

The Hillcats regained the lead on an RBI grounder by Marie Gaudet and added an insurance run when Lillian Nevarez stole home on a double steal.



RSU 5, OC 4

First game

Oklahoma Christian 010 020 01 — 4 8 3

Rogers State 021 000 02 — 5 8 3

Matthies and Darmstadt. Dunagan, Johnson (6) and Koch. W — Johnson (4-0). L — Matthies (2-1).



RSU 8, OC 6

Second game

Oklahoma Christian 200 103 0 — 6 11 2

Rogers State 300 212 x — 8 10 1

Farris and Urbanovsky. Johnson, Dunnagan (6) and Koch. W — Dunagan (6-2). L — Farris (1-3). HR — RSU, Tyler.