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Voigt Powers Mustangs to Split with OK Christian

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Freshman Baylee Voigt connected on a pair of home runs as Midwestern State continued to slug home runs at a record pace Thursday afternoon to earn a split with Oklahoma Christian at Mustangs Park.

The Mustangs dropped the opener 10-8 then recovered to take the nightcap 11-4 to move to 4-3 on the season.

Midwestern opens the Holiday Inn at the Falls Invitational play Friday afternoon against Rogers State (Okla.), then take on Southern Arkansas and Northeastern State Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m., respectively. The Mustangs close the weekend with game against Northeastern State and Rogers State at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All games are set for Mustangs Park.

MSU senior Kim Jerrick led off Game 1 with her fourth homer of the season and sophomore second baseman Shelby Carter ripped an RBI-double down the left-field line to give the Mustangs an early 2-0 lead.

MSU tacked on a run in the third inning on freshman Krisha Hamm's RBI single to center field, while sophomore Katelyn Vinson delivered a sacrifice fly in the fourth to give the Mustangs a 4-3 edge through four innings of play.

But Oklahoma Christian struck for a run in the fifth, four in the sixth and two more in the seventh to jump out to a 10-4 advantage.

Midwestern fought back courtesy of Carter's three-run homer in the seventh while Voigt crushed her first long ball of the afternoon to pull the Mustangs to within two runs.

OC's Taylor Mosher came in to record the final two outs to earn the save and make a winner of Shea Coats, who allowed eight runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Jerrick paced MSU's 10-hit attack going 3-for-4 with a double and a homer, white Carter went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs.

Freshman Katlyn Holmes took the loss to fall to 2-1 on the season. The right-hander permitted eight runs -- seven earned -- on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The Mustangs used four consecutive doubles by Haley Howerton, Vinson Carter and Katy Vandewater to fuel a three-run first inning then added another run on Howerton's deep sacrifice fly to the right field fence in the second inning and Voigt blasted a two-run shot to center field in the third in support of sophomore Kat Batey, who was making her first start of the season in the circle.

Batey limited the Eagles to four runs with one in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth to claim the victory. The Plano product yielded 13 hits while logging three strikeouts and two walks in the complete game.

Hamm highlighted a three-run fifth inning with her first homer of the season on a two-run shot to left field while Carter and Vandewater recorded RBIs in the sixth frame.

Jerrick, Vandewater and sophomore Chelsey paced MSU's 11-hit attack in the second game with two hits each.

Midwestern State has slugged 19 homers in seven games this season as 11 different players have now hit home runs.

Oklahoma Christian evened its season record at 1-1.