Provided by Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock Christian University produced 31 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Northwood University (Texas), as the No.1 Lady Chaparrals won 8-3 and 16-4 Wednesday afternoon at PlainsCapital Park.
LCU had an answer for all the Northwood scoring in the opening game of the doubleheader. Following a Northwood solo home run by Emily Imken for a 1-0 lead in the second inning, the Lady Chaps responded with three runs off four hits for a 3-1 lead. McKenzie Clemmons had the big hit in the inning with a double to left centerfield. Shelby Johnson produced another Northwood solo home run in the third inning, and LCU answered again with a three-run inning resulting from four hits. Marisa Coats knocked in a pair of runs with a single to highlight the Lady Chaps scoring. Imken added her second RBI of the game with a single in the sixth inning to cut the LCU lead to 6-3 before the Lady Chaps answered with Latainna Eltsosie producing a run with a double and Amanda Longorio also grabbing an RBI.
The Lady Chaps were 6-for-6 scoring runners from third base with less than two outs. They were also 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position and 10-for-21 with runners on base. Six Lady Chaps had multi-hit performances leading to 15 hits for the Lady Chaps. Kim Frazier (3-for-3) and Andrea Argee (3-for-4) each had three hits to lead LCU. Meagan Navarrette claimed the win (8-0) and allowed three runs off five hits in seven innings. Megan Spence allowed eight runs off 15 hits in the loss.
In the second game, LCU received a two-homer performance from Kim Frazier and the Lady Chaps hit eight extra-base hits in all (four home runs) to help the Lady Chaps cruise. The scoring frenzy started with a six-run first inning with seven hits produced by the Lady Chaps. Frazier and Argee produced back-to-back home runs in the first inning to make up most of the damage. A third RBI was added by Frazier in the second inning with a sacrifice fly following a triple by Sarah Mendez. Two runs scored on an LCU error in the fourth inning to cut the LCU lead to 7-2, but the Lady Chaps responded with a nine-run fourth inning. Six of the runs were unearned from a pair of errors in the inning, which started out with a lead-off solo home run from Frazier for her second homer of the game and her tenth of the season. LCU sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning and they produced six hits, including Brittany Kent producing a two-run home run. The game ended in the fifth inning via the run rule.
Carollin Hall improved her record to 4-0 on the season and allowed three earned run off five hits in the circle. Katie Cowan started in the circle for Northwood, but only lasted 0.2 innings after allowing six runs. Carly Meacham pitched the remaining 3.1 innings. LCU produced 16 hits, with Clemmons producing three in a 3-for-3 outing at the plate with a pair of runs produced. Frazier went 2-for-3 with four RBI to complete a 5-for-6 afternoon. Six different Lady Chaps had multi-hit performances in the game. Ten of the LCU runs came with two outs, as LCU was 10-for-16 with two outs.
LCU improved to 29-2 overall and they are 5-1 at home on the season. Northwood dropped to 9-14 overall with the pair of losses. The Lady Chaps remain home Thursday to host No.4 Oklahoma City University at 2 p.m. from PlainsCapital Park for a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader.