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Lady Tigers Take Two From Golden Suns

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Ouachita Baptist cut into Arkansas Tech's lead in the Gulf South Conference West Division softball standings by sweeping a doubleheader from the Golden Suns at the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex in Russellville on Saturday.

The second-place Lady Tigers (17-17 overall, 12-7 GSC) defeated Arkansas Tech by scores of 5-3 and 6-4 to pull closer to the front-running Golden Suns (25-15, 15-5) in the GSC West Division race.

The two sides will play another doubleheader beginning at noon Sunday. Admission to the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex will be free.

OBU second baseman Sarah Bell was a big part of the story on Saturday. She was 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in game one.

OBU starting pitcher Kristen Rigsbee (7-8) struck out nine Arkansas Tech batters while pitching a complete game in the opener.

Alicia Zack went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Golden Suns in game one. Alex Doyle (9-9) was the losing pitcher. She allowed four runs in two and one-third innings.

Arkansas Tech led game two 4-1 going to the seventh and final inning, but a Rebekah Dindak sacrifice fly pulled the Lady Tigers within 4-2.

That set the stage for Bell, who came through with a two-RBI double down the left field line to tie the score at 4-4.

Bailey Sanders followed with a two-run single to put the Lady Tigers in front 6-4.

Rayn House (6-4) pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh to seal the Ouachita Baptist win.

Arkansas Tech's Shanda Jimeson was 4-for-4 with a home run in game two. Amy Kilpatrick (photographed) went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Tech starting pitcher Chelsea Evanoff (2-2) worked six and two-thirds innings and was saddled with the loss.