LUBBOCK Odessa College softball head coach Joel Prickett recorded the 500th win of his career Friday as the Lady Wranglers run-ruled Clarendon College 14-1 in five innings at the NJCAA Region V Championships at Texas Tech’s Rocky Johnson Field.
“It’s a cliché, but it was just another game,” Prickett said. “I’m excited about it and it’s a benchmark, but I honestly forgot about it. I was just excited we got the win and someone congratulated me on (the 500th win) and I said, ‘Oh yeah.’”
Clarendon’s Karina Juarez led off the game with a solo home run. Then the Lady Wranglers scored 14 unanswered runs, including an 11-run second, to break the game open.
Zoe Murillo, Payton Wood and Janessa Flynn all hit run-scoring doubles for OC and Flynn earned the win in the circle.
The Lady Wranglers face rival Midland College at 5:30 p.m. today in the second round. Midland defeated Howard College 4-0 on Friday.
>> Odessa College 14, Clarendon College 1 (5 innings)
NJCAA Region V Championships
Clarendon...... 100 00 — 1 5 1
Odessa..... 1(11)0 2x — 14 17 0
Hailey Forbes, Marissa Dominguez (2), Gabby Gloria (2) and Whitney Lane. Janessa Flynn, Alice Donohoe (4) and Zoe Murillo, Jessica Gonzales (4). W — Flynn. L — Forbes. 2B — OC: Murillo, Payton Wood, Fynn. HR — Clarendon: Karina Juarez.
Records — Clarendon College 19-36. Odessa College 47-10.