University of Arkansas at Monticello softball pitchers Kendra Coleman and Elizabeth Delafield posted complete-game shutouts to lead UAM to a pair of wins over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Sunday, completing a four-game Great American Conference series sweep.
Coleman (6-4) started the day by throwing a complete-game one-hitter, facing only two batters over the minimum in her seven innings in the circle. She struck out six and gave up two walks.
The lone hit for NWOSU (2-18, 1-11 GAC), a single by Amber Mills in the sixth inning, was erased when UAM sophomore catcher Ashton Currey gunned down Mills trying to steal second.
All of UAM’s scoring in the first game came in the bottom of the sixth inning. Freshman Kali Bolter hit a sac fly to right, followed by an RBI single from Coleman. Another UAM run scored on a mishandled throw by the NWOSU catcher.
Delafield (5-2) followed Coleman’s performance by allowing no runs off five hits with three strikeouts and one walk in the second game.
UAM got on the board early with an RBI double from Bolter in the bottom of the first. The Blossoms added to that lead in the fourth with three runs, highlighted by a two-run single by junior McKenzie Rice. Freshman Jordan Williams had an RBI single earlier in the inning to start the rally.
The Blossoms (14-6, 10-2 GAC) added one more run in the sixth on a pinch-hit single from junior Allison Stipes.
Junior Korie Parker went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead UAM in hits.
UAM begins a 10-game road swing this Tuesday at Delta State for a non-conference double-header starting at 1 p.m.