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OSU softball weekend recap: Run-rule victories highlight series at Baylor

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The Oklahoma State softball team’s three-game series at Baylor over the weekend had more ups than downs, resulting in the Cowgirls taking a pair of games in Waco, Texas.

Here’s a look at how the weekend went and what’s ahead for OSU:


Big bats or no bats

The No. 17 Cowgirls’ wins were routs including 30 total runs. In between was a 2-1 loss in which OSU had only three hits. Two of those came in the top of the first inning, with Madi Sue Montgomery reaching on an infield hit, then scoring on a double by Chyenne Factor.

OSU (23-9) opened the series with a 21-2 win, with all the runs coming in three big innings. The Cowgirls only had 14 hits, with Baylor committing five errors. Michaela Richbourg had two home runs and a double with four total RBIs. Sydney Pennington had a three-run homer and an RBI double, finishing with five runs driven in.

The 21 runs tied OSU’s single-game record, which has now been achieved five times — four of them under coach Kenny Gajewski.


Bayless on base

Rylee Bayless, a fifth-year senior who suffered a torn ACL last season, has settled in at the top of the Cowgirl batting order.

She has reached base in 18 straight games, with 16 hits and 15 walks during that span. She capped the weekend with a 3-for-3 outing, driving in two runs and scoring twice in Sunday’s 9-1 win.

On the other end of the age spectrum, freshman Kiley Naomi is finding her groove on the basepaths.

She has a team-best 13 stolen bases, with six coming in the last five games. She had two steals in each of OSU’s victories at Baylor.


Up next

The Cowgirls conclude a string of 13 straight road games with a trip to Wichita State at 6 p.m. Wednesday. OSU won the first meeting 3-0 at home.

Then Texas comes to Stillwater for OSU’s first Big 12 home series of the season. Texas is 29-6 on the season and ranked No. 11, having won six straight.

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Oklahoma State's Madi Sue Montgomery (10) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning a college softball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Tulsa in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State's Madi Sue Montgomery (10) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning a college softball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Tulsa in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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