Digest for 03-01-14


LOCAL

Oklahoma softball sweeps UAPB

NORMAN, Okla. — Junior Lauren Chamberlain set the Big 12 and Oklahoma career home record as Oklahoma (11-5), the defending national champions, swept a doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-8) on Friday at Marita Hynes Stadium.

Oklahoma won the first game 10-0 in five innings and won the second game 35-1.

In the second game, Oklahoma scored 17 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Sooners tramped UAPB in five innings.

Chamberlain had tied the mark of 61 set by former Sooner Jessica Shults in the first game of the season, but came through with the record-breaking hit on Friday. Having already tripled and walked, Chamberlain led off the fourth inning of the first game with a home run.

It was the second of the season for her and it moved her into a tie for 25th all-time in NCAA Division I history with three other players.

In the second game, Oklahoma tallied 24 hits in the win. Shelby Pendley led the way, finishing the game with four hits in four trips and 10 RBIs.

Javen Henson was 3 for 4 with three runs scored and six RBIs.

UAPB had just two hits in the loss.

CSM names Hardwrick as SWAC Player of the Week

College Sports Madness has named Arkansas-Pine Bluff outfielder, Jasmine Hardwick, as its SWAC Softball Player of the Week.

Hardwrick, a sophomore from Foreman, assisted the Lady Lions in a win over Drexel University. Hardwrick lined a triple down left field collecting two RBI to tack on four runs.

For the season she has earned a batting average of .444, one double, one triple and six RBIs.

Weevils lose to Reddies

MONTICELLO — The 13th ranked Arkansas-Monticello baseball team was limited to just three hits in an 8-4 Great American Conference series-opening loss to Henderson State at home on Friday.

The Weevils (12-4, 4-3 GAC) committed a season-high five errors resulting in six unearned runs for the Reddies (5-11, 4-3). HSU recorded 15 hits in Friday’s contest, making the most UAM has given up in a single game so far this season.

Johnson (3-1) was saddled with his first loss of the season after giving up six runs (two earned) off 12 hits in the first seven innings. Colton Lorance (2-1) earned the win for HSU after giving up two runs off three hits in the first six innings.

UAM swept by HSU in doubleheader

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas-Monticello softball team combined to hit six home runs in a pair of Great American Conference road losses to Henderson State on Friday, dropping the first game 9-3 and the second game 10-9.

Freshman Kori Parker led the UAM offensive charge with three home runs combined in both games.

UAM (10-7, 3-3 GAC) got down early in game one after the Lady Reddies (7-10, 3-3) plated five runs in the bottom half of the second inning to answer Parker’s solo shot. HSU added another run in the third to take a 6-1 lead.

Senior Courtney Wilson took the loss after giving up six runs off seven hits in the first four innings.

Wilson also took the loss in the second game, giving up four runs off four hits in one inning of relief.

The two squads finalize the four-game series today with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. at Dee White Field on the HSU campus.

NATIONAL

Report: Incognito admitted to psychiatric care unit

Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona.

According to TMZ Sports, the offensive lineman at the center of the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal checked into a facility on Thursday night.

Incognito was suspended by the Dolphins last November and didn’t play the rest of the season after fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin left the team before a Week 9 game against Cincinnati and later claimed he had been bullied and harassed by teammates.

The results of an investigation were released earlier this month and the 144- page report from Ted Wells concluded that the harassment was a contributing factor in Martin’s decision to leave the team, but added that it was not intended to drive him away or cause lasting emotional injury.

Incognito had strong words for Wells via Twitter after the report was issued, then apologized to Wells, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Martin a few days later.

Earlier this week it was reported by TMZ Sports that Incognito smashed his own Ferrari with a baseball bat.