Oklahoma State softball has been hosting the Mizuno Classic this weekend, splitting two games between Evansville and UCONN on Friday, and on Saturday they defeated UMKC to set up a semi final matchup with Evansville. The girls came out determined to defend the home field and they did just that. Whitney Whitehorn earned the start for the Cowgirls, and pitched great. In 3 innings of work, she allowed 4 hits, recorded one strikeout, and 2 earned runs, both were scored on one hit by Mickaela Fleming in which the ball hit off the foot of Whitehorn and bounced into left field.
The real story of the win though was the offense, headed by Miranda Cavin, who had 3 RBI on the day, and sent one over the wall in dead center. Junior Tiffany Mikkelson for the Cowgirls had quite the game as well, as she drew one walk and then went 2-2 with two doubles, driving a runner home each time. She scored twice, and stole a base. OSU finished with 11 hits, meanwhile only allowing 6 hits for Evansville.
Brandi Needham worked 4 innings of relief, grabbing the W after only conceding 2 hits and keeping Evansville off the bases finishing the game as Oklahoma State won 8-2. On Sunday they will play UMKC at 11 am in the championship of the Mizuno Classic.