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.