NPF News


TEAM NPF beats Tulsa 3-1


Oct. 17, 2010

Eric Hollier

(918) 631-2492

Tulsa Softball Falls to NPF All Stars, 3-1

Cobb had two hits and an RBI, Creger and Kinard combine for five scoreless innings

TULSA, Okla. – The NPF Back to School Tour passed through Tulsa Sunday for the finale of the TU softball fall season, and the Golden Hurricane tallied four hits, but fell, 3-1, to the National Pro Faspitch All Stars at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex.

The Golden Hurricane took the lead with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the NPF All Stars answered with three runs in the top of the seventh to pull out the win.

“What strikes me is how well we competed,” Tulsa Head Coach John Bargfeldt said. “We got to face some of the best pitchers in the world. I thought the girls did a great job of competing, both on offense and on defense. And I can’t say enough about our pitchers. Our pitchers went out there, and they had to be a little bit nervous, but they still competed and we were right in it with them. That’s what I take from this game.” 

TU freshman Jill Barrett doubled to left center field with two out in the sixth inning, and scored when sophomore Samantha Cobb hit a flare down the left field line. On contact, Barrett ran hard all the way from second and never slowed down on her way to home plate, beating the throw by about two feet.

In the top of the seventh, NPF pitcher Jamee Juarez hit a one-out single to deep short, and second baseman Amber Flores followed with a two-run home run to center field, giving the visitors a 2-1 lead.

Shortstop Lauren Lappin reached first when she was hit by a pitch, and then moved around the bases on a wild pitch and a ground out. First baseman Samantha Ricketts drove Lappin home with a hard line-drive base hit into center field, giving the NPF team a, 3-1, lead.

Junior Jessica Stoelke singled deep in the hole at first base with one out in the home half of the seventh inning. She advanced to second on a throwing error by Flores on the play, and it appeared as though Tulsa had a chance for a dramatic comeback.

The game ended, however, on an odd twist of the strikeout-throw-out double play. TU catcher Cassidy Bowen ran to first base on the dropped third strike, but was thrown out and Ricketts caught Stoelke trying to advance to third base.

Hurricane freshman Aimee Creger pitched 3.0 hitless innings, striking out three batters and allowing only one walk. Senior Jordan Kinard threw 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits. Sophomore transfer Lacey Middlebrooks tossed 2.0 innings, allowing three runs on five hits.

Flores and Ricketts each finished with two hits, while pitcher Danielle Lawrie, left fielder Francesca Enea, catcher Megan Willis, and Juarez each had one hit.

Lawrie pitched 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, and striking out three batters with a walk. Juarez threw 3.0 innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out seven batters.

Sophomore Keri Leach teamed up with Bowen to keep the game scoreless in the fourth inning. Lawrie got the first hit of the ballgame with a single to short. Lappin relieved her on the base path and stole second base.

Following a pop out, a strikeout and a walk, Willis singled to left field. Lappin tried to score from second, but Leach made an outstanding throw to Bowen at the plate, arriving just ahead of the sliding Lappin for the third out of the inning.

Both teams carried no-hitters into the fourth inning, and neither club broke through with a run until Barrett crossed the plate in the sixth inning.

Cobb also singled in the fourth inning, finishing with two hits in the game.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
February 2003
November 2002
July 2002
December 2001