STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State softball team (46-10 overall) dropped the second game of the NCAA Stillwater Super Regional to Texas, 4-2.
Kelly Maxwell got the start in the circle for OSU, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing four earned runs. Maxwell struck out five.
Offensively, the Cowgirls were led by Kiley Naomi (1-for-3, RBI) and Sydney Pennington (1-for-3, RBI) who both launched solo home runs to account for OSU’s runs on the day. Karli Petty (1-for-3) also tacked on a hit.
OSU got out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning with Naomi’s solo shot and held that advantage for most of the game until the Longhorn offense came to life with a three-run sixth inning.
Trailing, 4-1, in the seventh, Pennington helped close the gap with her solo shot, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Cowgirls to the win.
The Cowgirls and Longhorns will square off in a winner-take-all game three tomorrow at 3 p.m. CT. The game is set to air on ESPN.
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