Rogers State’s softball Hillcats delivered walk-off home runs in back-to-back games Wednesday to defeat Pittsburg State twice by run-rule at Hillcat Field.

They won the opener, 8-0, and the second game, 12-3.

The Hillcats scored five times in the fourth inning of Game 1, with the big hit being a three-run homer from freshman Kelli Dunagan. Denise Garcia's two-run single to center started things.

Garcia added a three-run blast in the fifth to make it an 8-0 lead and halt the game via the run-rule.

Dunagan pitched a five-inning complete game and allowed just two singles — infield hits by Oologah freshman Kaitlin Coleman in the first and third innings.

Garcia was 2-for-3 with five RBIs. Sophomore Randi Tyler went 2-for-2 with a double.

In Game 2, the Hillcats picked up right where they left off in Game 1 as Megan Wood led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run. They banged out 13 hits in all.

RSU added three runs on four hits in the third inning to stretch the lead to 4-0.

Three Hillcat errors in the fifth allowed Pitt State to cut the lead in half, 4-2. However, RSU responded with five runs in the fifth and shut the door with a three-run sixth.

Freshman Sydni Jones hit her second home run of the season in the sixth to end the game via the run-rule again.

Jones went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and two runs scored. Wood also collected three hits as Stephanie Eggers pitched six innings to earn the win.

Coach Dawn Reed’s club improved to 15-6 with the series sweep. The Hillcats will face NCAA Division I opponent University of San Diego at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on Sunday. First pitch is slated for 10:30 a.m.

The Gorillas are 7-11.

RSU 8, Pittsburg 0

First Game

Pittsburg State 000 00 — 0 2 1

Rogers State 000 53 — 8 7 1

Moore, Swartslander (4) and Birchfield. Dunagan and Dykes. W — Dunagan. L — Moore. HR — RSU, Garcia, Dunagan.


Second Game

Pittsburg State 000 021 — 3 5 2

Rogers State 103 053 — 12 13 4

Brozovich and Birchfield. Eggers and Dykes, Wood (5). W — Eggers. L — Brozovich. HR — RSU, Wood, Jones.