No. 17 FHSU Softball Sweeps Oklahoma-Panhandle State
The 17th-ranked Tiger softball team ran their winning streak to seven with a doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma-Panhandle State Tuesday afternoon at Tiger Stadium in Hays. The Tigers rallied with a run in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener 2-1 then run-ruled the Aggies 9-1 in the second game. FHSU is now 29-5 on the season.
Game 1: No. 17 Fort Hays State 2, Panhandle State 1
Kellsi Olsen’s walk-off single with two outs in the seventh scored Amanda Vaupal from second to lift the Tigers to the win. Olsen’s heriocs came after the Aggies scored a the tying run in the sixth with a two-out double.
Olsen tripled to lead off the third and scored on Bianca Adame’s RBI single giving Fort Hays State the 1-0 lead.
Maddie Holub held the Aggies to three hits, two of them in the sixth, striking out 14 and walking just one. She’s moves to 15-1 with the complete game win.
Game 2: Fort Hays State 9, Panhandle State 1
The Tigers strung together five consecutive singles, scoring three runs in the first inning. Amanda Vaupel drove in one run and Tori Beltz the other two.
Maddie Holub hit a three-run homer and Amanda Vaupel a two-run shot to highlight the Tigers six-run fourth inning which put the game away. Courtney Dobson added an RBI single. Holub’s home run was her 14th of the season, which sets a new single-season record, passing Jessika Anastos’ 13 in 2008.
Paxton Duran (12-4) picks up the win, allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks over 4.0 innings. Jordan Jones pitched the final inning allowing two hits and striking out one.