Washburn softball goes two and one in Edmond road trip

Bryan Grabauskas

This week, the Ichabod softball team hit the road for Edmond, Oklahoma to participate in the University of Central Oklahoma Invitational.

They had five games lined up, though the final two against Southeastern Oklahoma State and East Central University were canceled. Out of the three games they did play, the Ichabods won two.

The first game was Feb. 8 against Rogers State. The opening inning didn’t see much action, but Washburn helped themselves to a three point lead by getting a run in the second-inning and two runs in the third.

The fourth-inning saw both teams score. The Hillcats scored twice, but the Ichabods showed them up by doubling that, bringing the score to 7-2. Washburn scored once more in the fifth-inning and twice in the seventh.

The Hillcats showed some fight with three runs in the sixth, but it wasn’t enough as the Ichabods won in the end by a score of 11-6.

Junior, Emilee Baker, junior, Savannah Moore and junior , Lacie Myers led the team with two runs each. Junior, Samantha Stallbaumer, senior, Alyssa Carney, freshman, Brianna Francis, freshman, Morgan Henry and sophomore, Courtney Todd all had one run each.

The next matchup of the day for Washburn was against Oklahoma Christian University. The first two innings were quiet in this game, with neither team scoring. Then the Eagles scored four runs in the third-inning. The game returned to a scoreless affair for the next inning, but the Eagles racked up four more runs as they earned the victory with a score of 0-8 in the end.

The third and final game of the day pitted Washburn against Southern Nazarene University.

The Storm got ahead in the first inning with one run. That would be the only scoring action in the first four innings. That was when the Ichabods hit a hot streak. They scored five runs in the fifth-inning, putting them in a great position to win the game. Stallbaumer, Baker, Kirk, Anderson, and Courtney Todd all scored runs. They closed out the game without letting Southern Nazarene score again, winning 5-1.

Throughout the invitational, Washburn went 2-1. Their overall record is now 7-2.

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Up next for the Ichabods is the Eight State Classic with six games in Bentonville, Arkansas. Washburn will look to add more wins with this out of state tournament.