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March 12, 2014

Tahlequah soccer loses two at Hilldale

Local briefs

MUSKOGEE — Both Tahlequah soccer teams suffered a pair of 4-1 losses at Hilldale on Tuesday night.

Both Tahlequah teams fell to 0-1 on the season.

In the boys game, all five goals were scored in the second half. Saul Medina scored Tahlequah’s only goal.

Both Tahlequah teams will now be off until March 25 when they will play at Catoosa.

Cougars drop diamond matchup

MULDROW — The Keys baseball team lost a 6-4 game at Muldrow on Tuesday. The Cougars are now 2-2.

No other information on the game was reported prior to deadline time. Keys’ next game will be Friday at home against Warner.

Hulbert softball beat Chouteau

HULBERT — Hulbert used an eight-run second inning to beat Chouteau, 14-10, on Tuesday afternoon in slowpitch softball action.

Tina Buford and Ashlyn Riley both collected three hits and scored two runs apiece to lead the offensive charge for Hulbert. Krista Bowlin drove in four runs for the Lady Riders, who had all but one player drive in a run during the game.

NSU softball beats Rogers St. twice

The Northeastern State softball team defeated Rogers State twice in extra innings Tuesday afternoon at RiverHawks Park.

The RiverHawks (15-7) scored twice in the eighth inning of the first game to defeat the Hillcats (4-15) 7-6, and NSU followed that up with a three-run eighth to take the second game 4-3.

First game: NSU 7, RSU 6

Northeastern State plated two runs in the bottom of the first frame to lead Rogers State 2-0. Freshman Lauren Flanary scored on a throwing error made by the short stop. Flanary reached base on a leadoff single to left field. Senior Madison Reed stole home after reaching base on an infield single.

The RiverHawks held the Hillcats scoreless for three frames and scored one run in the bottom of the third inning to improve the lead 3-0. Freshman Krysti Cearley scored on a single shot from junior Alyssa Aguilar. Cearley reached base after being hit by a pitch.

RSU’s offense struck in the top of the fourth inning scoring three runs to tie NSU 3-3.

Northeastern State took back the lead in the bottom of the fourth frame scoring senior Megan Robison. Robison reached home on a single up the middle from Cearley to pull past RSU 4-3.

The Hillcats challenged the RiverHawks’ lead by plating two runs in the top of the sixth inning to take over the lead 5-4.

NSU traded runs with RSU and plated one run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie up the score 5-5 and send the game into an extra inning.

The Hillcats knotched a lone run in the top of the eighth frame, which would improve their score to 6-5 over NSU. The RiverHawks did not back down and regained the lead by adding two runs to end the game and defeat Rogers State 7-6. NSU was able to load the bases and tie the game at 6-6, and freshman Madison Boyd drew a walkoff walk to plate the game-winning run in freshman Jaicey Robertson.

Sophomore Kayce Wooldridge (7-3) tabbed the win in the circle after throwing the final 3.2 innings. She allowed three hits and three runs. Sophomore Alex Files threw for the first 4.1 frames and allowed eight hits and three runs.

Flanary and Reed led in hits at two each while freshman Madison Boyd had two RBI. RSU outhit NSU 11-8, and both teams committed three errors.

Second game: NSU 4, RSU 3

The Hillcats scored in the top of the third frame to lead NSU 1-0. The RiverHawks tied RSU 1-1 in the bottom of the third frame. Freshman Ryan Martin scored on a single from Reed through the right side. Martin reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop.

Neither team scored the rest of the way, so another extra inning was needed to decide proceedings. Rogers State jump on top first with a two-run eighth, and the visitors went on top 3-1.

Northeastern State wrapped the game up in the bottom of the eighth scoring Flanary, Reed and Boyd to improve the RiverHawks score and defeat RSU 4-3. Reed led off the frame with a single, and sophomore Saharra Henson hit a sacrifice fly to plate Flanary. Boyd hit an RBI single to tie the score, and she scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.

Junior Laura Fleck (2-1) tabbed the win in the circle after throwing a complete game against her former team. She allowed eight hits and three runs in the eight-inning contest. Fleck spent two years at Rogers State and transferred to Northeastern State this past summer.

Reed and Henson each had two hits for NSU, and the Hillcats outhit the RiverHawks 8-7.

Northeastern State will host Pittsburg State on March 14 for a doubleheader set to begin at 1 p.m. at RiverHawks Park.

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