Western softball, ranked No. 3 in the MIAA preseason pole, won two and lost two in Durant, Oklahoma before the final day of the tournament was cancelled due to rain. The Griffons lost a close on to Henderson State 4-3 before putting on a display of dominance in a 12-1 win over Southern Nazarene. Keri Lorbert went 3-for-4 at the plate with six runs batted in during the win while Michelle Stevenson went 3-for-3. Pitcher Jackie Bishop picked up her first win of the season after taking a rare loss in the first game. The third game was a 9-4 loss against SouthEast Oklahoma State and Western bounced back in game No. 4 with a 5-4 win over Cameron. Sarah Elliott led the Griffons in average, going 7-for-12 to start the season.