Sooner Athletic Conference
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
2017 Softball
Jamie Rateliff
Jamie Rateliff
Softball - Mon, May 13, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University cruised past Hastings (Neb.) 6-1 on Monday at Ann Lacy Stadium in the NAIA Softball Championship Opening Round Oklahoma City Bracket.

Jamie Rateliff boosted the fourth-ranked Stars by tossing a one-hitter, carrying a no-hitter until one out in the seventh inning. OCU (48-12) takes on Bellevue (Neb.) at noon Tuesday.

Rateliff, a sophomore from Mustang, Okla., allowed one run on one hit and four walks while striking out two in seven innings. Rateliff improved to 22-3 while posting her 18th complete game in 25 starts this year.

Hastings went down in order the first two innings before Rateliff walked Kelsey Hoehler. Rateliff retired 10 batters in a row from the third to the sixth.

In the seventh, Rateliff walked two batters before Candice Connolly broke up the no-hit bid with an RBI single to left.

Kyndra Holasek put OCU ahead 6-0 in the sixth. Holasek socked a double to the left-center gap to score Tori Joyner from second base.

The Stars jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning advantage. Drew Wright ripped an RBI base hit beyond first base, bringing in Joyner from third. Rateliff smacked a two-run triple to right-center to put OCU up 3-0.

Holasek added an RBI single in the second before Angela Lovelady knocked in another run with a base hit to left in the third.

Rateliff went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while Holasek, a freshman from Mustang, Okla., went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Emily Krienke, a sophomore from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Joyner, a senior from Mustang, Okla., went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two stolen bases, including her 50th of the year.

NAIA Championship Opening Round

Oklahoma City Bracket
At Ann Lacy Stadium
Monday's Results
Game 1:
Bellevue (Neb.) 3, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 2
Game 2: Oklahoma City 6, Hastings (Neb.) 1
Tuesday's Games
Game 3:
Bellevue vs. Oklahoma City, noon
Game 4: Freed-Hardeman vs. Hastings, 3 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, 6 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Game 6:
Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, noon, championship
Game 7: If necessary, 3 p.m.