Oklahoma Baptist began its softball season with a 2-1 day at the Cowtown Classic.

The Lady Bison lost in nine innings to Evangel, before bouncing back with wins over Graceland and Sterling.


Oklahoma Baptist began its softball season with a 2-1 day at the Cowtown Classic.
The Lady Bison lost in nine innings to Evangel, before bouncing back with wins over Graceland and Sterling.
OBU took a 1-0 lead on Evangel in the second inning on an error and went ahead 3-1 in the sixth on a two-run home run by Alison Tunnell. Candace Holden added an RBI double in the top of the seventh for a 4-1 edge.
Evangel scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and won the game in the ninth. Alyssa Henkes and Tunnell led OBU with two hits each, with Henkes, Holden and Amanda Harmon coming up with doubles.
The Lady Bison got a 3-0 win over Graceland with McDowell and Cassidi Henderson combining on a five-hit shutout. Tunnell had a second home run, Sonya Beach doubled and Kelly Fink had two hits and an RBI.
Tunnell’s solo home run came for a 1-0 lead in the second and Fink singled home Holden in the fourth.  Theresa Garcia singled and came in on a passed ball in the fifth. Henderson got the pitching win.
Henderson and Beach combined on a two-hitter in a 4-1 win over Sterling with Beach getting the win.
OBU scored in the second when Beach tripled and scored on a single by enna Self. Beach added an RBI single in the fourth.
Abbey Basler had an RBI groundout in the fifth and Self singled home another run in the sixth.
Beach and Self were 3-for-3 in the game.
The Lady Bison resume action at 9 a.m. today against Baker. A win puts the Lady Bison up against fifth-ranked Lubbock Christian at 11:30 a.m.