Softball power Oklahoma City University is one loss from elimination from the NAIA World Series. The Stars gave up the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, dropping a 3-2 decision to Reinhardt (Ga.) in a second-round game at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga.
OCU (54-12) will play Lindsey Wilson of Columbia, Ky., at noon Tuesday in an elimination game.
Shelby Sinclair scored the winning run on C.J. Browder’s one-out, bases-loaded sacrifice fly. That capped a comeback for Reinhardt, which trailed 2-0 after five innings. The Eagles (46-8), who had just one hit through 51/3 innings, scored two tying runs in the sixth inning.
OCU managed four hits and four walks against pitcher Madison Luck, who improved to 36-2 this season. The Stars’ only runs were scored on Kyndra Holasek’s 11th homer of the season.
•Lindsey Wilson advanced to its game against Oklahoma City by trouncing St. Gregory’s 7-0 Monday in an elimination game. St. Gregory’s finished with a 52-12 record; its .813 winning percentage is the highest in program history.
Amanda Trampe, Kristina Krupinski and Abbi Goedde had homers for Lindsey Wilson, which leads the NAIA in that category. Pitcher Jordan Hood blanked the Cavaliers on seven hits, a walk and five strikeouts.
COVINGTON FINISHES SECOND
Glenpool driver Matt Covington finished second late Sunday night in an American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region race at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas. Former World of Outlaws driver Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M., pursed $3,000 for winning the 25-lap race.
Herrera passed Covington for the lead on the 18th lap. Covington finished runner-up despite his car having ignition issues.