Golden Suns look to extend their 14-game winning streak

The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns are looking to continue their dominance this weekend as they travel to Bethany, Oklahoma, for a four-game Great American Conference matchup against Southern Nazarene.

The Golden Suns are riding a 14-game winning streak and stand unbeaten in Great American Conference play, 8-0, and are 16-1 overall.

Tech is coming off their home opener last weekend, where they swept reigning Great American Conference champion Henderson State in four games, with finals of 8-1, 7-4, 5-0, and 12-4.

The first game of the Henderson State series saw starting pitcher Jalissa Gum, a junior from Red Rock, Oklahoma, take control of the game, as she surrendered only two hits, while striking out 16 to push her record to 4-0.

Gum would not stop there, as she also got it done from the other side of the plate, going 2-3 with a run scored.

The Golden Suns scored the first five runs of the game uninterrupted, as the scoring started thanks to a two RBI double in the first by Sarah Coronado, a freshman from Frisco, Texas.

The lone run for Henderson State came in the fourth inning, a solo home run, which made it 5-1. Gum would answer right back, striking out the next six batters.

Gum continued her momentum into game two of the series, where she opened the scoring with a two run double in the first to put the Golden Suns ahead early, 2-0.

Kambri Hill, a senior from Springdale, followed follow shortly after with a two run home run, which pushed the lead to 5-0 in the first inning.
The early offense coupled with a solid outing from starting pitcher Morgan Vaughan, a sophomore from Bella Vista, would be enough to secure the win for the Golden Suns, pushing Vaughan’s record to 6-0.

The following day was more of the same for the Golden Suns, as they shut out Henderson State in the first game of the doubleheader, 5-0.
Starting pitcher Sydnee Clark, a junior from Redfield, picked up her third win of the season as she went five innings giving up only two hits. Gum threw two innings of one hit ball to close the game.