Claremore Daily Progress

Breaking News


February 21, 2013

SOFTBALL: OSU seeks to improve run production

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The Oklahoma State University softball team will face their toughest competition of the season when it plays No. 5 Florida, No. 16 UCLA and No. 20 Stanford in the Cathedral City Classic Thursday through Saturday in Palm Springs, Calif. The Cowgirls are looking to increase their scoring output.

“We’re getting there,” Oklahoma State coach Rich Wieligman said. “Our at-bats got better as the weekend went along. I look forward to us making strides and keep getting more consistent scoring runs.”

Oklahoma State (5-4) is coming off a 3-2 performance in last week’s Lovelace Invitational. Offensively, the Cowgirls had some bright spots, scoring eight runs against North Texas and hitting a grand slam against Dayton. OSU made some changes to its lineup as Amy Graham started at first base. Wieligman said he is still trying to find the best lineup.

“It’s only two weekends into the season,” Wieligman said. “We are going to continue to do that until we can settle in on a really strong lineup.”

Senior Samantha Chrisman was a key run producer with two doubles, a home run and 7 RBIs. Her play earned her all-tournament honors. Tarah Ettinger also earned All-Tournament honors.

The Cowgirls had strong performances from their pitchers. Junior Simone Freeman went 3-0 and only gave up five runs. Freeman also had better command as she walked five and struck out 26. Kat Espinosa went 0-2 on the weekend with her two losses coming in extra innings. Both of those games, Oklahoma State didn’t score in the first seven innings.

“(Freeman) does a great job moving the ball,” Wieligman said. “I think the first weekend wasn’t indicative of what we are going to see from her. I think the second weekend was more like what we are looking forward to seeing.

“Kat threw the ball exceptionally well too. We just need to find a way to get runs. Our pitching staff and defense is doing well, we just have to get more runs than the other team.”

Oklahoma State opens with Florida at 3 p.m. Thursday and followed by BYU at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Cowgirls play Stanford at 10:30 p.m. OSU ends the tournament Saturday playing UCLA at 4:30 p.m. and Long Beach State at 9:30 p.m.

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

  • BASEBALL: Southwest Baptist slips past NSU, 5-3

     The Northeastern State baseball team lost 5-3 to Southwest Baptist Thursday afternoon at Dobson Field.
    The RiverHawks (19-22, 15-18 MIAA) held a 3-0 lead early in the contest, but a late rally from the Bearcats (23-18, 19-13 MIAA) and costly errors from the visitors allowed the home team to secure the series-opening triumph.

    April 18, 2014

  • WOMEN'S TENNIS: Conference champion NSU lands top seed in MIAA tourney

    The No. 31-ranked Northeastern State women's tennis team has drawn the top seed in the 2014 MIAA Women's Tennis Championship, the league announced Thursday morning.

    April 18, 2014

AP Video