Archives for March 2019

Perfect 10: Suns Extend Winning Streak

There is a new Golden Suns’ standard for base hits in a career by an individual and base hits in a game by a team.

Both records fell during Arkansas Tech University’s four-game sweep of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Great American Conference softball at the Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex in Russellville on Friday and Saturday.

ATU defeated SWOSU 7-1 and 5-4 on Friday. Saturday’s sweep came by scores of 14-9 and 6-5.

With the victories, the Golden Suns (24-12 overall, 18-6 GAC) extended their winning streak to 10 games and maintained sole possession of second place in the GAC standings.

Megan Goodnight became Arkansas Tech’s all-time leader in career base hits during game two of Friday’s doubleheader.

Her two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning was the 222nd hit of her career, surpassing the previous record of 221 career base hits established by Tiphani Moon from 2008-11.

Goodnight is a senior from Cabot.

The ATU softball record book was revised again during game one of the twin bill on Saturday.

The Golden Suns rapped out 21 base hits in the win. All nine ATU starters had at least one hit. Sydnie Henson and Tymber Riley led the way with four hits apiece.

The previous ATU record for hits by a team in a game was 19, which was set against LeMoyne-Owen College on March 9, 2003.

Arkansas Tech will visit Northwestern Oklahoma State University for a four-game GAC series in Alva, Okla., on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.

First pitch is booked for 2 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Live coverage will be available on www.arkansastechsports.com.

Bulldogs Sweep Wonder Boys

Dominant pitching by Southwestern Oklahoma State University made the difference in a Bulldogs’ three-game sweep of Arkansas Tech University in Great American Conference baseball at Weatherford, Okla., on Friday and Saturday.

SWOSU (15-15 overall, 11-10 GAC) defeated Arkansas Tech 7-5, 10-0 and 2-0.

As a result, the Wonder Boys (21-13, 14-7) dropped into sole possession of third place in the GAC standings.

Arkansas Tech will visit Southern Arkansas University for a 3 p.m. non-conference game in Magnolia on Tuesday, April 2.

Live coverage will be available on www.arkansastechsports.com.

Suns Extend Winning Streak to Six Games

Arkansas Tech University moved into second place in the Great American Conference softball standings with a doubleheader sweep of Harding University on Tuesday.

The Golden Suns (20-12 overall, 14-6 GAC) defeated the Lady Bisons 3-1 and 8-1 at the Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex in Russellville.

Megan Goodnight (7-0) pitched a complete game for Arkansas Tech in the opener. Paty Loredo and Makenzie Goins notched two base hits apiece.

The nightcap saw Kristen Dempsey (6-3) go the distance in the circle for the Golden Suns while Sydnie Henson and Sarah Coronado both recorded two runs batted in.

Arkansas Tech will host Southwestern Oklahoma State University for a four-game GAC series at the Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30.

First pitch is booked for 3 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

Live coverage will be available from radio station KARV 101.3 FM/610 AM and www.arkansastechsports.com.

Wonder Boys Earn Shutout Win at HSU

Arkansas Tech University starting pitcher Drake Norton struck out 10 Henderson State University batters over eight innings and the Wonder Boys collected a 6-0 non-conference win at Clyde Berry Field in Arkadelphia on Tuesday.

Norton (3-1) limited the Reddies to three hits before giving way to reliever Michael Mueller, who recorded the final three outs.

Dylan McDearmon paced the Wonder Boys’ offensive attack by going 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs batted in.

Arkansas Tech (21-10) will resume the Great American Conference portion of its schedule by visiting Southwestern Oklahoma State University for a three-game series in Weatherford on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30.

First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Live coverage will be available at www.arkansastechsports.com.

Golden Suns Breeze Past Ouachita

Arkansas Tech University opened the Great American Conference portion of its 2019 tennis schedule by defeating Ouachita Baptist University 7-0 in Arkadelphia on Wednesday.

It was the fourth win in the last five matches for ATU overall.

The Golden Suns (8-4 overall, 1-0 GAC) will return to Arkadelphia on Monday, April 1, for a 2 p.m. GAC match against Henderson State University.

Arkansas Tech 7, Ouachita Baptist 0
Wednesday, March 27 @ Arkadelphia

DOUBLES
Annabel Rowlands/Kami Ward (ATU) def. Mallory Tabler/Kendra Dinsmore (OBU) 6-1
Katharina Drebka/Megan Bell (ATU) def. Taylor Hansard/Haylee Cannon (OBU) 6-0
Daniela Baez/Teresa Sanchez (ATU) def. Shirley Hernandez/Claire Phillips (OBU) 6-0

SINGLES
Katharina Drebka (ATU) def. Mallory Tabler (OBU) 6-0, 6-1
Teresa Sanchez (ATU) def. Haylee Cannon (OBU) 6-2, 7-5
Kami Ward (ATU) def. Kendra Dinsmore (OBU) 6-1, 6-0
Annabel Rowlands (ATU). def. Taylor Hansard (OBU) 6-0, 6-0
Daniela Baez (ATU) def. Claire Phillips (OBU) 6-0, 6-0
Alejandra Sanchez (ATU) def. Shirley Hernandez (OBU) 6-1, 6-1