Oklahoma Baptist came up short against a pair of Top 25 teams in the Gulf Coast Invitational Friday, losing to No. 21 Thomas 7-2 and No. 7 Shorter 10-1.
OBU freshman Sonya Beach got her first college home run and Kaley Dickerson singled home a run for the Lady Bison in the loss to Thomas, which was two hours late in starting, due to rain.
Vanessa Fortune had two hits to pace OBU's eight-hit attack.
OBU lost the second game, 10-1, getting only a solo home run by Beach in the second inning to temporarily tie the score.
The Lady Bison play Spring Hill at 1 p.m. and Columbia College at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Thomas 7, OBU 2
OBU 000 011 0 0 2 8 3
Thomas 002 140 x 7 10 0
Whitney Heltzel, Alicia Avilla (5) and Jayme Boyer; Casie David and Sara Yingling.W-David, L-Heltzel.
HR: Sonya Beach
Shorter 10, OBU 1
OBU 010 00 - 1 4 5
Shorter 130 33 - 10 8 1
Sonya Beach and Jayme Boyer; Becca Thomas and Carry Hammond.W-Thomas. L-Beach
HR: Sonya Beach.