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OSU Softball: Gajewski Gets Win No. 250, Cowgirls Top Wichita State

Gajewski is already third on OSU’s all-time wins list.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Make it a dozen in a row for Kenny Gajewski’s Cowgirls.

Oklahoma State defeated Wichita State 4-1 on Wednesday in the Sunflower State. The win was Gajewski’s 250th as OSU’s coach. Despite being in just his seventh season, Gajewski is already third on OSU’s all-time wins list, and he is coming up on Rich Wieligman, who had 275 wins from 2007 to 2015. Gajewski still has a ways to go to catch Sandy Fischer’s program record of 901 wins.

It was a dominant day in the circle for the Cowgirls’ pitching staff, and the group did it without ace Kelly Maxwell.

Morgan Day, a transfer from Illinois State, got the start and advanced to 7-2 on the season after she threw four 1/3 innings where she gave up the one run off two hits while walking one and striking out seven. Miranda Elish, a Texas transfer, recorded her first save on the year, coming in and throwing the final two 2/3 innings where she allowed two hits, walked none and struck out four.

Sophomore Katelynn Carwile got the game’s scoring started in the first inning with a two-out solo home run to right field. It was the former Purcell standout’s fourth home run of the season. After going 2-for-4 at the plate Wednesday, Carwile bumped her season batting average up to .423, which is tops on the team.

OSU added to its lead in the fourth when Chyenne Factor put down a sacrifice bunt to score Carwile from third. Factor recorded another RBI in the fifth when her up-the-middle single scored Elish.

The game’s final run came in the seventh when Julia Cottrill tagged up on a Kiley Naomi foul out.

The win moves the No. 6 Cowgirls to 29-6 on the year. They haven’t lost since March 16.

The Cowgirls haven’t played at home in a week, and they’ll head back out on the road this weekend. OSU has a three-game series with Iowa State this weekend in Ames. First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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