MOUNTAINEER ROUNDUP: Lady Mountaineer softball opens season with ranked win

Feb. 12—The Lady Mountaineers started off their spring season with a big statement.

Eastern Oklahoma State College softball highlighted a slate of Mountaineer athletics last week, earning a ranked win to open the 2024 season.

The Lady Mountaineers faced off against DII-No. 8 Johnson County Community College, earning the 6-5 win at the THF Collegiate Winter Blast and marking back-to-back seasons where the program opened with a ranked win.

Johnson County earned the first score in the top of the second inning, but the Lady Mountaineers struck right back in the bottom frame with three runs to push into the lead. Back-and-forth both teams traded blows, finding themselves tied after the fifth inning at 5-5.

That's when the Lady Mountaineers struck in their next at-bat — using the go-ahead run to seal away the win.

Geralyn Haney, Jacey Browne, Braelyn Blasengame, and Keeley Johnson came up big for EOSC at the plate, combining for four hits, four RBIs, seven walks and a hit-by-pitch to ignite the Big Blue offense.

Makenzie Martin got the win in the circle, throwing eight strikeouts in seven innings and allowing only two earned runs.

Eastern kept the momentum going into the next game of the double-header against Coffeyville Community College, with Chloe Brown striking out seven as she threw a perfect five-inning game.

Here's a recap of finals and quick stats for Mountaineer athletics from Feb. 5-11:

Feb. 5 WBB vs. Connors State College, (L, 71-90) (Olivia Johnson 16 points, Mackenzie Heeke 15 points, Seniya Wilson 12 points, Asia Johnson and Nadiyah Cooper nine points each, Tarellya Baber seven points, and Emilee Proctor with three points)

Feb. 5 MBB vs. Connors State College, (L, 78-83) (Jackson Greene 23 points, Marque Wilkerson 15 points, DD Coleman and Jamouri Mccalister with 12 points each, Xavier Lucas five points, Julius Williams four points, Cole Simpson three points, Jamel Graves and Andre Kanu two points each)

Feb. 8 WBB vs. Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, (L, 63-64) (Makenzie Heeke 19 points, Nadiyah Cooper and Seniya Wilson nine points each, Olivia Johnson eight points, Asia Johnson and Tarellya Baber seven points each, and Sophia Cortez with four points)

Feb. 8 MBB vs. Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, (W, 96-95) (Jackson Greene 31 points, Marque Wilkerson 19 points, Xavier Lucas 16 points, Jamel Graves 10 points, Jordyn Brown nine points, Andre Kanu four points, DD Coleman three points, Julius Williams and Jamouri Mccalister two points each)

Feb. 9 SB @ THF Collegiate Winter Blast; Johnson County Community College, (W, 6-5), Coffeyville Community College, (W, 8-0)

Feb. 9 BSB @ Bregman Cares Classic; Paris Junior College, (L, 9-11), Galveston (L, 5-15)

Feb. 10 SB @ THF Collegiate Winter Blast; Dodge City Community College, (W, 11-2), Cowley County Community College, (L, 4-5)

Feb. 10 BSB @ Bregman Cares Classic; Paris Junior College (L, 0-6)


The Mountaineers and Lady Mountaineers are continuing the push through the month of February, with men's and women's basketball, softball, and baseball all in action.

Here's the full lineup of upcoming Eastern athletics contests from Feb. 12-17:

Feb. 12 WBB @ Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 12 MBB @ Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13 BSB vs. Northeast Texas Community College, 1 p.m.

Feb. 15 BSB @ Bossier Parish Community College, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Feb. 15 WBB vs. Redlands Community College, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 15 MBB vs. Redlands Community College, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 17 BSB vs. Bossier Parish Community College, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Feb. 17 SB @ Fort Scott Community College, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.