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Lady Bison Go 1-2 in Cowtown Classic

February 23, 2008

OBU went 1-2 on the day.

Brittney Day launched what appeared to be a walk-off grand slam in the consolation finals against Northwood, but the home plate umpire ruled that the ball was foul.

"Brittney hit it out and the Northwood outfielder went over the fence and carried it into foul territory," said OBU coach Pam Fink. "The umpire said it was a foul ball."

OBU had four hits in the 3-1 loss, including two each by Jami Pate and Bobbi Day,

Sonya Beach was the hard-luck losing pitcher.

The Lady Bison lost the first game of the day, a 5-4 non-conference set back to USAO on a seventh-inning passed ball.

OBU had 11 hits in the game, including three by Alyssa Henkes and two by Kaley Dickerson. Henkes had a double among her hits. Sonya Beach also doubled.

OBU trailed 2-0 before Pate drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. Down 4-1, OBU scored two runs on an error in the sixth and added an RBI single by Brooke Stevens to tie the game in the top of the seventh.

Alicia Avilla, 1-1, took the tough loss, giving up an unearned run in the seventh.

OBU bounced back for an 11-4 win against College of the Southwest.

Hillary Davis had an RBI single in the second for a 1-0 lead, but CSW tied it in the fourth.

The Lady Bison added three in the fifth on an RBI double by Pate and RBI singles by Jayme Boyer and Henkes.

The Mustangs tied the game in the top of the sixth, but OBU exploding for seven in the bottom of the sixth.

Brittney Day drew a bases-loaded walk before Pate ripped a grand slam to break things open. Boyer and Stevens added RBI singles for the final margin.

Beach pitched the final four innings to get the win.

Pate, Henkes, Boyer, Stevens and Fortune had two hits each in the game.

Now 5-4 overall, the Lady Bison host Mid-America Christian in their Sooner Athletic Conference opener Tuesday.