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NOC Mavs softball splits conference games with Connors


  The Northern Oklahoma College Mavs split a pair of conference softball games against Connors Thursday in Tonkawa.

  The Mavs (22-18) won the first game 2-0 and lost the nightcap 12-10.  NOC is 11-9 in conference play.  Connors (10-22) is 5-13 in league play.

  In Game 1, Lynsey Ailey tossed a one-hit shutout and hit a two run home run leading NOC to a 2-1 win over Connors.

  The Mavs had four hits, Ailey added a single to her sixth inning home run while Shay Cushenbery and Meagan Bellar also added base hits.

  Ailey struck out 10 and walked one.

  In Game 2, Ailey hit her second home run of the day but it wasn’t enough in a 12-10 loss.

  Ailey had four runs batted in while Hallie Durkee added two hits.  Bellar scored three runs for the Mavs.

  Molly Myers, Cushenbery and Ailey worked in the circle for the Mavs.

  The Mavs travel to Midwest City Saturday for a doubleheader against Rose State at 2 p.m.

Game 1

Mavs 2, Connors 0

                    123 456 7–R   H   E

Connors     000 000 0– 0  1   0

Mavs           000 002 x– 2  4   2

Mavs–Ailey and Landes.  HR–Ailey.  W-Ailey.

Game 2

Connors 12, Mavs 10

                   123 456 7–R   H   E

Connors    130 410 3–12 14  9

Mavs          201 032 2–10   9   6

Mavs–Myers, Cushenbery (3), Ailey (4) and Landes.  2B–Durkee, Warriner, Meyers, Ailey.  HR–Ailey.  SB–Bellar.  L–Myers.


  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

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