Cowgirls Sweep Sul Ross State
ALPINE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' softball team completed a four-game American Southwest Conference West Division opening series at Sul Ross State with a pair of five-inning run-rule wins over the Lobos, 14-3 and 15-0, on Friday afternoon at Lady Lobo Field.
HSU pounded out 32 hits in the double header and set the tone early with seven runs in the top of the first inning.
Amy Meyer led off with a single and came around to score on a single by Kelsey Evans. With one out, Taylor Namey reached on an error and Mackenzie Clay singled to load the bases. Shelby McIntyre followed with a two-run double, Kelsey Cogdell added a two-run double in the inning and Meyer had an RBI groundout.
Evans had an RBI fielder's choice in the third and then Blair Wallace had a two-run double to make it 10-1 in the third. Sul Ross State scored single runs in the second, third and fifth innings.
HSU added four more runs in the fifth. Clay had an RBI fielder's choice and Megann Lewis had a two-run double in the inning.
Meyer and McIntyre had three hits each for the Cowgirls.
In the nightcap, the Cowgirls pitched a shutout. Sarah Shurbet started and went two scoreless innings. Megann Lewis earned the win by going two perfect innings and Katelyn Curry pitched a scoreless fifth.
Meyer was 3-for-3 and drove in two runs and scored four times and Evans had two hits, two runs and drove in three runs. Wallace and Namey had three hits and drove in two runs each and McIntyre had three hits.
Evans had an RBI triple in the first and eventually scored on a passed ball. In the second inning HSU scored 10 runs. Evans had a two-run double, Wallace had an RBI single and Namey had an RBI double. Clay had an RBI groundout, McIntyre had an RBI double, Cogdell had a two-run double and Meyer added a two-run home run.
In the third inning, Clay had a sacrifice fly and Namey and Wallace had RBI singles in the fifth.
HSU is now 7-9 on the season and 4-0 ASC West. Sul Ross State fell to 0-14 on the season. HSU will return to action next Friday when it hosts Texas Lutheran in a doubleheader.
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