The score wasn’t as jarring, but the Oklahoma State softball team once again comfortably handled Florida A&M on Sunday.
OSU played most of its starters about half the contest and still defeated the Rattlers 6-2 to close out the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Here are three takeaways from the Cowgirls’ second victory against FAMU:
Febrey shows off power
Alysen Febrey only had one hit on the day, but she made it count.
In the second inning, she blasted a grand slam over the right field wall to give OSU a 4-0 lead. Those runs would prove pivotal, as OSU’s bats cooled later in the game.
It was the Georgia transfer’s first home run as a member of the Cowgirls.
Febrey only had two hits over the first weekend of the season, but the four-run blast put her tied for second on the team in RBIs, trailing only Kiley Naomi’s five.
In her final season at Georgia, she hit nine homers.
Pennington continues hot start
Before the season, Sydney Pennington said she was better offensively than she’s ever been.
If the first weekend is any indication, she’s off to a good start.
Although it’s a small sample size, Pennington is batting a blazing .471, the best on the team. She has already hit two home runs and is tied for the team lead in hits.
Last season her raw numbers were good, but only hit .235. Improved consistency from her will be huge for the Cowgirls if it continues.
The junior has always had elite talent, but so far it seems she’s headed on an upward trajectory.
Freshmen get an opportunity
Another contest against FAMU gave a number of young players another opportunity to gain some experience Sunday.
Freshmen Maci Cunconan, Jules Callaham and Madison Neighbors each got at least one plate appearance late in the game.
They didn’t have much success at the plate though, going a combined 0-for-4.
Neighbors is the only one of those three to have a hit on the season, after registering one against the Rattlers on Saturday.