Curtis RSU Homer Total To 25 /
HS Conference Track Results /
HillCats Curtis Homers Twice
Freshman slugger Linsey Curtis refused to let Rogers State endure a sweep at the hands of Southern Nazarene Tuesday night at the Hillcat Complex in Claremore.
After losing the opener, 7-5, Curtis hit two home runs and produced all six RBI in the Hillcats 6-5 victory in the nightcap. The two towering shots pushed her season total to 25, nearly doubling the previous school record for homers in a season.
A five-run fifth inning propelled the Crimson Storm to the win in game one. SNU started the inning with four straight hits to tie the game at 4-4. Aubrey Jones followed with a two-run blast over the left-field fence that put the Storm in front for good. Jones added a solo homer in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to three.
RSU built a three-run lead in the early innings. A two-run single by Jordan Ford made it 4-1 in the third. However, the Cats were unable to score again until the seventh. Katrina Loy drew a leadoff walk and scored the final run of the game on a double-play groundout.
Jordan Simmons (16-6) earned the complete-game victory for SNU while Taryn Hernandez took the loss for the Hillcats. Brittany White went 4 for 4 at the plate in the losing effort.
Curtis did all the heavy lifting in the nightcap, accounting for all six runs in the victory. RSU loaded the bases with two outs in the third inning and Curtis emptied them in a hurry with a grand slam to left-centerfield.
SNU cut the lead to 4-2 with a run in the top of the fourth, but Curtis answered with a two-run bomb in the bottom of the fifth. Things got interesting in the top of the seventh when Daphne Stewart cut the margin to one with a three-run homer. An error and a single up the middle put the go-ahead run on base before Hernandez struck out Keli Billups to end the game.
Hernandez (15-8) earned the win after giving up five runs on 10 hits over seven innings. The final out served as her only punch-out of the game. Kaci Crawford (12-11) was tagged with the loss for SNU. She allowed six runs on six hits over five innings of work.
Rogers State (34-20, 15-15) will travel to Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday in preparation for a Thursday showdown against No. 3 Lubbock Christian.
For more information on Hillcat Softball visit www.rsuhillcats.com.
### -- From Ryan Bradley (RSU Sports Information)
|I received this photo yesterday from Linsey's Mom with no additional details. -- Ted 4/29/2010|
HS Conference Track Meet 04/27/10
800m - Isaac Dyer - 2nd
High Jump - Kendall Curtis -5th, Stephen Sisk - 6th
Shot - Max Kolosha - 6th
Disc - Max Kolosha - 3rd
1600m relay - John Pinney, Andrew Thompson, Stephen Sisk, Isaac Dyer - 2nd
400m - Elizabeth Blissit - 3rd, Ashley Koopmans - 4th
1600m - Jenny Dyer - 1st, Hayley Taylor - 3rd
3200m - Jenny Dyer - 2nd
Shot - Randi Gilmartin - 6th
Disc - Alissa Wilson - 2nd
3200m relay - Blissit, Dyer, Taylor, Taylor Captain - 3rd
1600m relay - Blissit, Koopmans, Amy Fry, Dyer - 5th
-- Submitted by Coach Anderson 4/28/2010
|These young ladies were practicing their color guard flag work next to the painting at Silver Dollar Cafe Monday April 26, 2010.|