ALVA – Oklahoma Baptist opened its series at Northwestern Oklahoma State with a sweep Thursday, winning 8-4 and 4-2.

Dani Manning hit two home runs and drove in five runs in the opener.

OBU took a 2-0 lead in the third with Manning swatting a two-run home run.

The Lady Bison made it 6-1 in the top of the fourth. Hailey Seago walked and moved to second on a base hit by Aspen Grimes. Kristen Grabin came through with a two-out RBI single before Manning smashed a three-run home run.

OBU scored twice more in the fifth with two outs. Chandler Roberts singled to move Cheyenne Demaree to second and both runners moved up on a passed ball before Grabin came up with a two-run single.

Katie Long (6-3) got the win with Roberts going three innings for her second save.

OBU had nine hits, including two each by Manning, Grimes and Grabin.

In the second game, OBU took a 1-0 lead in the first when Manning singled, moved to second on a sacrifice by Katie Reyes and scored on a two-out single by Bry Flanagan.

The Lady Bison tacked on three more when Miranda Garza reached on an error and moved to second on a base hit by Grabin before Demaree tagged a three-run home run to left-center.

Bailee Saye allowed two runs over six innings to get the win with Amanda Peterson getting the save – her first of the season – with a perfect seventh.

OBU had eight hits, including two each by Shelby Savage and Grabin.

The teams finish the series Friday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader.