Tulsa softball fades in loss to South Florida – Tulsa World
Haley Meinen and Rylie Spell each homered to help Tulsa softball to a 4-1 lead, but South Florida scored seven runs over the final three innings to rally for an 8-6 win over the Golden Hurricane Saturday in Tulsa.
Morgan Neal and Mikayla Whitten each had a pair of hits for the Golden Hurricane (25-17, 5-6), while Emily Watson recorded six strikeouts in the circle.
Brooke Hartman went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer to lead the Bulls (31-15, 9-2). Hannah Parker picked up the win in relief to improve to 6-4 on the season.
Tulsa got on the board first with a run in the second when Spell crushed her sixth homer of the season through a stiff wind and over the wall in center field. An inning later, Neal’s two-out single to right plated Shelby Estocado before Meinen’s two-run homer to center extended the lead to 4-1.
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However, the Bulls tied the score in the fifth on Hartman’s three-run shot and the visitors tacked on two runs in the sixth for a 6-4 advantage that they would not relinquish.