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Suns sweep Tigers

Ashton Sangster beats the tag in recent GAC action.

The Golden Suns softball team comes out of the weekend with a four-game sweep of the East Central Tigers. The Golden Suns, 24-12 and 18-6 in Great American Conference play, will play the Southeastern Oklahoma Savage Storm, 14-18 and 8-14 in GAC play, Friday at 2 p.m. in Oklahoma.

The Golden Suns are fourth in GAC standings after coming off the sweep against the Tigers. The Savage Storm, eighth in the GAC, comes off of the weekend with a fourgame loss to the Harding Lady Bisons.

The Golden Suns won the first two games in the series, 3-0 and 1-0, against the Tigers. Morgan Vaughan, from Bella Vista, pitched five innings, allowing three hits and fanning seven. In game two, Bailey Shaffer, from Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Cara Tolar, from San Antonio, Texas, pitched six shutout innings, allowing four hits, one walk and fanning six together. Megan Goodnight, from Cabot, hit to left field to allow the Golden Suns to end the game.

The Golden Suns finished the weekend with 1-0 and 3-0 wins to secure the sweep. In game three, Jalissa Gum, from Red Rock, Oklahoma, fanned 14 and walked one into the final inning where a Tiger single took away the no-hitter. Goodnight had three hits and Janie Knowles, from Celina, Texas, had two hits giving her 100 career hits.

In game four, Gum entered the game with bases loaded and one out. Gum struck out five to secure the win.