PHOTO | Destini Nguyen
The Golden Sun softball team has dominated in the majority of their games this season. Still, it is coming off a bittersweet weekend against Arkansas-Monticello after taking two close losses and one win.
April 1, the Golden Sun’s first game started in a struggle, as Arkansas-Monticello scored one run in the first inning and another two in the second, while Tech struggled to get a runner batted in. The Golden Suns managed to put their first run on the board in the third inning, as Brook Prewitt, redshirt senior from Cleburne, Texas, scored off of Makenzie Addis’s, six years from Tulsa’s, RBI. Dani Lindsey, a junior from O’Fallon, Missouri, put the score at 4-2 in the third inning. Tech allowed one more run, granting them a 5-2 loss.
The Golden Suns were able to redeem themselves in the second game. The first two innings were slow; neither team was able to put a run on the board; however, a very active third inning would give Tech an eight-point lead. A good at-bat by Makenzie Goins, a fifth-year form from Owasso, Oklahoma, put three runs on the board to get Tech started. The impressive offensive led the Golden Suns to five more runners batted in. Another run in the second inning, coupled with impressive pitching by Brandi Basler, a sophomore from Lansing, Kansas, gave the Golden Suns a 9-0 victory.
Tech ended their game streak against Arkansas-Monticello with a close 4-3 loss. Arkansas-Monticello came out in the first inning with three runs, putting the Golden Suns in a tight spot. Arkansas-Monticello managed another run in the third, while Tech worked to make a comeback with three runs. Despite lessening the losing gap, the Golden Suns were not able to level the scoreboard.