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OSU Softball: Cowgirls Beat No. 4 Washington, USF in Tampa

The Cowgirls had a good day in Tampa.

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The Cowgirls secured a top-five win on Thursday in the Sunshine State, and then they won another game just for good measure.

Oklahoma State beat No. 4 Washington 7-0 before turning around and beating USF 6-1 in Tampa as part of the South Florida Showdown. The wins moved No. 7 OSU to 10-2 on the year.

No. 7 Oklahoma State 7, No. 4 Washington 0

Lexi Kilfoyl and the Cowgirl defense needed only a minimal amount of run support to beat the No. 4 team in the country, but they got extra.

Kilfoyl pitched all seven innings of the Cowgirls’ shutout win against the Huskies. The graduate pitcher allowed only two hits, walked none and struck out four.

The game was scoreless heading into the fifth before OSU plated three in the inning. Tallen Edwards got the scoring started with an RBI single down the right-field line that scored Megan Bloodworth. That brought up Claire Timm, who launched a home run to right-center, her second round-tripper of the young season.

That fifth inning was all the Cowgirl offense ended up needing, but just for good measure, OSU got some insurance in the seventh.

Micaela Wark was responsible for the first run of the inning with a ground-rule double that scored freshman Tia Warsop. Freshman Rosie Davis was next to the plate, and she sent a three-run home run over the fence in left-center, the third home run of her young career.

No. 7 Oklahoma State 6, USF 1

After Kilfoyl went the full seven in Game 1, sophomore Kyra Aycock answered with a complete game in OSU’s second game of the day.

Aycock allowed the one run off three hits while walking two and striking out four. SheΒ nearly threw the second complete-game shutout of the day for OSU but allowed the one run in the seventh inning.

By that time the game was well in hand, however.

OSU plated two runs in the second inning off RBI doubles from Davis and sophomore Haidyn Sokoloski. The Cowgirls then powered home three runs in the third. The first came off an Edwards solo shot — her fourth home run of the season. Edwards is hitting a measly .472 on the year.

Freshman Karli Godwin got to the dish a few batters later and sent a ball over the centerfield fence, a two-run shot that also scored Timm. It was Godwin’s second home run of her career.

And just because Kilfoyl didn’t pitch in the second game doesn’t mean she didn’t have an impact. She came to the plate as a pinch hitter in the seventh and provided one more run than she gave up earlier in the day — sending a ball over the fence in left-center in what was just her seventh at-bat of the season.

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The Cowgirls are back at it Friday in Tampa, as they’ll play Yale at 3:30 p.m. OSU ends its Florida trip with a pair of games Saturday, taking on Pitt at 8 a.m. before playing Loyola Chicago at 10:30 a.m.

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