ELGIN – The Lady Owls swept a doubleheader from Kingfisher Tuesday as Elgin improved its season mark to 15-8.
Elgin won the first game as Cora Holmgren drove in four runs on two hits, leading the Lady Owls to an 11-1 victory. Holmgren notched her RBIs with a double in the fifth inning and a home run in the sixth.
Dez Monoessy tallied Elgin’s first run in the second inning when she reached on a single, stole second, advanced to third on a bunt single and scored on a Kingfisher error. Elgin tallied two more runs in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead.
Elgin scored four more in the fifth inning including two runs off Holmgren’s double. Holmgren’s sixth inning homer plated Kelby Carter who had reached base on an error. The Lady Owls tallied two runs in the sixth and seventh innings each to seal the win.
Monoessy was credited the win as she pitched seven innings while allowing one earned run on three hits. She allowed one walk and struck out six Kingfisher hitters.
Elgin won the nightcap 9-8 despite Kingfisher scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning. Trailing 9-4 heading into the top of the seventh, Kingfisher used two Elgin errors, a single and a walk to score four runs. But with runners in scoring position, Lady Owl pitcher Jordan Johnson struck out Jancee Matthews to end the game.
Holmgren knocked in five runs on a single and three groundouts.
Johnson pitched seven innings, allowed eight runs on eight hits, walked five and struck out eight Kingfisher hitters to earn the win.
In a Sept. 12 game against Bridge Creek, Elgin claimed a close 10-9 win with Mikayla Arnold knocking in three runs with a double and sacrifice fly. Teammate Keylee Ranabarger had two RBIs on two hits while scoring two runs.
Elgin’s seven-run fifth inning allowed the Lady Owls to win the game as Bridge Creek countered with four runs of its own in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bridge Creek had one last chance in the bottom of the seventh with a runner on first, but a fly ball to right fielder Monoessy ended the game.
Although Elgin is on a three-game win streak, Lady Owl coach Levi Garrett said the team’s play has been up and down.
“We haven’t consistently hit the ball,” he said. “There are games where it’s tough to get a hit.”
Elgin had 17 hits in an 18-0 win over Rock Creek during last Saturday’s Southwest Shootout Tournament in Sterling. In the previous tournament game, Elgin lost 3-0 to Marlow and had only two hits.
Elgin played at Anadarko Thursday, but results were not available at press time. The Lady Owls hosted Lookeba-Sickles Friday. Elgin will play at Newcastle on Sept. 19 and travel to Chickasha on Sept. 20. The Lady Owls will host Bethany on Senior Night, which is set for Sept. 22.