Claremore Daily Progress


February 11, 2013

SOFTBALL: Tulsa falls to Purdue in Tiger Classic finale

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Tulsa softball team closed out the season-opening Tiger Classic with a 5-0 defeat to Purdue Sunday morning at Tiger Park.

The Golden Hurricane completed a 3-2 weekend in which it earned wins over No. 22 North Carolina (3-1), Purdue (4-1) and Hampton (3-0), and fell to No. 10 LSU (1-0) in 10 innings, and Purdue on Sunday.

"It was a good weekend overall, but we probably feel a little down today, because we didn't play up to the level of our first four games," Tulsa Head Coach John Bargfeldt said. "Our pitching was really outstanding all weekend. We had four outstanding outings from Lacey Middlebrooks and Aimee Creger. For her first start, Caitlin Sill did a great job of missing the barrel of the bat for the most part. I was really impressed with how Lacey and Aimee came out and threw the first weekend of the season. Hits were awfully hard to come by. It's a good omen for the rest of the season if they can pitch like they did this weekend.

"We played 37 innings on defense, and all but two innings were outstanding innings. When you think about the weekend, we played a lot of pressure situations in a lot of innings against as good competition as we played, and 35 of 37 innings ranged from very good to spectacular defensively."

Junior third baseman Jill Barrett and junior right fielder Haley Henshaw were named to the Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team. Barrett went 6-for-15 (.400) with three runs scored, and had a hit in each game, and Henshaw was 5-for-14 (.357) with four RBI in the tournament.

Tulsa had four hits on Sunday, and put runners in scoring position in four innings, but was unable to push a run across. Barrett, Henshaw, senior center fielder Caitlin Everett, and designated player Middlebrooks all had a hit in the contest for TU.

The freshman Sill (0-1) made her collegiate debut, and struck out two batters and allowed four earned runs on seven hits in the complete-game effort.

Text Only
  • DSC_0237web.jpg Hrdlicka, Teter pour ‘heart’ into Zebra soccer program

    For the past four years, Claremore High School seniors Katelin Teter and Nick Hrdlicka have represented the ‘heart and soul’ of the Lady Zebra and Zebra soccer programs.
    The soccer duo will join seven other seniors on Friday night for Homecoming against Collinsville at Lantow Field.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0014web.jpg 9 straight for Lady Zebras

    Claremore sophomore forward Bailey Steckline got the ‘hat-trick’ plus one Tuesday night in the Lady Zebras’ 10-0 win over Tulsa Memorial at  LaFortune Stadium.
    Steckline tallied two goals in the first half, and added two more in the second to complete her impressive night.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0156web.jpg Tulsa Memorial holds off Zebras, 2-1

    Tulsa Memorial scored a pair of first-half goals  to steal the momentum away from the Claremore Zebras, as well as the 2-1 win Tuesday night in Metro Lakes Conference action at LaFortune Stadium.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0015web.jpg BASEBALL: Whatley, Howe power Zebras past Tahlequah

    Claremore’s Matt Whatley has proven over the past four years that he’s one of the toughest outs in the Metro Lakes Conference.
    On Tuesday, Whatley went 3-for-4 with two singles and a triple while sparking the Zebras to a 12-2 win over Tahlequah in five innings at American Legion Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • BASEBALL: Dewey takes pair from Sequoyah

    It’s very difficult to win when you can’t score.
    Class 4A third-ranked Dewey blanked homestanding Sequoyah 7-0 and 2-0 in a district doubleheader on Tuesday, improving to 21-3 with a dominating two-hit pitching performance in the opener and a four-hitter in the nightcap.

    April 18, 2014

  • SOCCER: Sequoyah topples No. 15 Catoosa, 1-0

    Sequoyah boys soccer coach Bob Campbell had one phrase to sum up his feelings following the Eagles’ game with 15th ranked Catoosa at home Tuesday night.
    “We’re in the driver’s seat.’’
    Alex Bourgeois scored late in the first half and Sequoyah made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over the Indians in a showdown for the district lead.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jackson sprints Zebras to 1st place at OBU Relays

    Claremore senior sprinter Tyler Jackson felt the need for speed Wednesday afternoon at the Oklahoma Baptist University High School Invitational.
    Jackson notched a pair of first-place victories in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash to help Claremore earn 130 points for top honors.

    April 18, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Arkansas Tech roughs up ‘Cats

    The Rogers State University baseball team had a disappointing finish in its home finale as No. 12-ranked Arkansas Tech blanked the Hillcats 11-0 Tuesday evening in non-conference action from the Diamond Sports Complex.

    April 18, 2014

  • SOFTBALL: OU run-rules Texas to control Big 12 race

    “The beauty of this team and this program is that you can hit us hard one time and we usually respond, so I expect that we’ll be completely ready to play tomorrow. You’re going to see a completely different look from this team that’s ready to fight.”

    Those were the words of Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso following Friday night’s 9-0 loss in six innings to Texas. Based on Saturday’s result, the hall of fame coach couldn’t have been more right.

    A four-run first inning set the tone early and No. 16/12 Oklahoma (34-10, 11-2) captured the series finale over Texas (27-18, 7-3) in dominant fashion, winning 8-0 in five innings.

    April 20, 2014

  • OU gymnastics shares national title with Florida

    Simply Magic.

    The Oklahoma Sooners hit the best score in NCAA Championships history, and needed every thousandth-of-a-point to bring home the program's first national championship.

    OU and Florida were named co-national champions with scores of 198.175. It was the first time there have been co-winners at the NCAA Division I Women's Gymnastics Championships.

    April 20, 2014