BELTON, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons
dropped a pair of one-run games to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday
afternoon at Dee Dillon Field in Belton, losing 5-4 in game one
and losing the nightcap 1-0 in American Southwest Conference softball
took an early lead in game one with a Janie Neyland RBI single in the
first inning. The Cru added four unearned runs in the fifth. Wells had
an RBI single, the
Cru scored on an error and Chandler Henson had a two-run single as UMHB
took a 5-0 lead through five innings.
Wallace homered to lead off the sixth inning and in the seventh HSU
scored three times. With two outs, Bailey Watkins walked and Mac Clay
singled and Amy Meyer
followed with an RBI single. Wallace had an RBI double and Namey an RBI
single to put runners on first and third with two outs, but Kelsey Evans
popped up to end the threat.
Wallace went the distance and allowed just one earned run but fell to 11-5. Rebekah Ragsdale also went the distance allowing four runs to improve to 11-5.
Meyer had three hits and Wallace added two for HSU and Leeanne Hinojosa led UMHB with three hits.
the nightcap, UMHB scored a run in the second inning on an RBI single
by Kaysie Creech and Hannah White and Ragsdale made it hold up. White
scattered five hits
in six innings and Ragsdale worked the seventh for the save.
put up a rally in the seventh when Lydia Bradley singled to left and
Laine Strickland doubled her to third with no outs. That is when
Ragsdale came on and she
got a foul out by Kelsey Evans, a pop up by Shelby McIntyre and strike
out of Carley Willis to end the game.
Shurbet scattered five hits in six innings of work to fall to 9-5.
Bradley had two hits for HSU and Neyland led UMHB with two hits.
Cowgirls are now 20-10 on the year and 13-3 in ASC West action. UMHB
improved to 21-12 overall and to 17-3 in league play. HSU hosts
Concordia next weekend for
senior weekend at Ellis Field.