STILLWATER — OSU had strong production from junior designated hitter Tarah Ettinger, who batted .538 and drove in three runs during the classic. Senior first baseman Stephanie Brewer, who transferred from Arkansas, hit .417 with two doubles and scored two runs. Wieligman said he was pleased with both hitters.
“(Brewer) was aggressive and attacked the ball,” Wieligman said. “She really hit the ball hard. She had several balls that she struck hard that weren’t hits. ... We played the first day with the wind blowing in our faces. (Ettinger) hit two balls that would have been home runs on any other day. She had good at-bats and drove the ball really well.”
Oklahoma State had strong pitching. In four outings including two starts, Espinosa went 1-0 and only allowed one run on six hits while walking two and striking out 18. Junior Simeone Freeman went 1-2, earning her victory in relief. In her three outings and two starts, she allowed six runs on 11 hits, walked five and struck out 18. Defensively, OSU only had three errors last weekend.