The Tulsa softball team dropped a pair of games Friday at the FAU Strike Out Cancer Tournament, falling to Michigan State, 4-3, and Florida Atlantic, 1-0, at the FAU Softball Stadium.
Freshman Kate Myers drove in two runs and junior Jodi Edmiston drove in another run for the 22nd-ranked Golden Hurricane (4-3) against Michigan State. TU scored three runs on six hits, while the Spartans tallied four runs on four hits. Edmiston, junior Kaitlin Allen and sophomore Maddie Withee each scored runs for the Hurricane.
Against host FAU, the Hurricane tallied four hits, while the Owls scored a run on four hits. Allen, senior Erica Sampson, junior Caitlin Sill and sophomore Maggie Withee each singled for TU.
Freshman Emily Watson (1-1) pitched a complete game against FAU, striking out six batters, and allowing only an unearned run and two walks. Sill (1-2) tossed 5.2 innings, struck out five, and allowed five walks and three earned runs. Senior Bailey Erwin struck out two batters, and allowed only a hit and a walk in the final 1.1 frames.
Tulsa scored all three runs against Michigan State in the second inning. Allen led off with a single to right field, and Maddie Withee reached on a one-out error. Edmiston then drove home Allen with a single to center field, and Myers followed with a two-run base hit through the right side. The three-run frame gave the Hurricane a 3-1 lead, as the Spartans scored in the top of the inning on a solo home run by McKenzie Long. MSU scored three runs in the top of the third on a two-run double by Stephanie Sanders, and the fourth run came when Long reached on an error.
The lone run in the TU-FAU game was scored in the sixth inning on an RBI ground out by Melissa Martinez, which scored Carnesha Thompson.
Dani Goranson pitched 3.0 innings and earned the win for Michigan State, Kristina Zalewski earned the save. FAU starter Amanda Wilson pitched a complete game to pick up the win for the Owls.
The Golden Hurricane plays twice on Saturday, as it faces Maryland at 8 a.m. CT and Drexel at 10:15 a.m.