Lady Cougar Softball
No. 3 Oklahoma City Blanks Lady Cougars
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
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CLERMONT, Fla. (3-17-2012) - The Mount
Vernon Nazarene University women's fastpitch
softball team managed just one hit and two
walks as the Lady Cougars fell 8-0 and 10-0
in a non-conference doubleheader versus NAIA
No. 3 Oklahoma City University on Saturday
In the first game, MVNU
(3-2) managed just a walk to senior first
baseman Jenn Gulley leading off the top of
the first inning as 11 of the Lady Cougars'
15 outs came on strikeouts.
Meanwhile, the Lady Stars scored four runs
in the bottom of the first inning and two
more in each the second and third innings to
build an 8-0 lead as Oklahoma City cruised
to the victory.
Jill Wildermuth (2-1) suffered the loss for
MVNU as she gave up seven hits, four walks,
and eight runs over 2.1 innings. Senior
right-hander Meagan Stott tossed the final
1.2 scoreless innings and allowed just one
hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Lily LaVelle (14-1) and A.J. Woodward
combined on the no-hitter as LaVelle struck
out seven batters in three perfect innings.
Woodward tossed two scoreless innings of
relief as she struck out four batters and
LaVelle also led the
Oklahoma City offense by going 2-for-3 with
three RBI with a home run. Tori Joyner also
had two hits, while Angela Lovelady drove in
The second game was nearly
a replica of the first game as again the
Lady Cougars had trouble generating any
offense. Senior outfielder MacKenzie Shaw
collected the team's only hit with a single,
while junior Kelsey Berryman drew a walk.
Meanwhile, the Lady Stars broke open a
1-0 game in the top of the fourth inning
when they plated nine runs that included a
grand slam by LaVelle as she homered for the
second straight game to propel Oklahoma City
to the 10-0 victory.
right-hander Meagan Stott (0-1) gave up 10
hits, one walk, and nine runs over
three-plus innings with one strikeout.
Sophomore right-hander Ashley Riffell
allowed two hits, one walk, and one unearned
run in her one inning of work, and freshman
right-hander Grace Basinger tossed a
scoreless inning with one walk and one
LaVelle again tossed three
no-hit innings with five strikeouts before
turning the game over to Woodward for the
final two innings. Woodward surrendered the
one hit and one walk and recorded three
After taking Sunday off,
the Lady Cougars will return to action again
on Monday with a 3 p.m. game against
Augustana (S.D.) University and a 5 p.m.
contest against Midland (Neb.) University.