Softball Sweeps Sunday Series Over Trinity
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern defeated Trinity 6-2 and 4-3 in the last two regular season games of the year.
TU's Sanchez reached on an error by the first baseman to lead off the game. She advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Armstrong and moved to third on a ground out by Dykes. Then Russell reached on an error by the pitcher and scored Sanchez to take the 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 1st, Karen Ramirez hit a leadoff homerun to left center to tie the game at 1-1.
Michelle Ramos crushed a homer off the scoreboard in left field to take the lead in the 2nd. Abigail O'Connor later hit a two out single to third and stole second base. She scored on a single to right center by Ramirez to put the Pirates up 3-1.
In the top of the 3rd, Sanchez hit a one out infield single and later stole second base. Armstrong followed with a single to center to move Sanchez to third. Then Sanchez scored on a ground out by Dykes. A batter later, Russell singled to center field. Ramos fielded the ball and threw a laser to the plate to get a sliding Armstrong out at home to preserve the 3-2 Southwestern lead.
In the bottom of the 4th, Ramirez drew a two out walk and later stole second. Scott followed with a RBI single down the left field line to extend the lead to 4-2.
Linsay Biggers led off with a bunt single to the pitcher in the bottom of the 6th. Then O'Connor reached on a fielder's choice bunt to the pitcher with Biggers safe at second. Two runs scored on a rocket down the left field line for a double by Ramirez to go up 6-2 and seal the win.
Karen Ramirez led the offense by going 3-3, with 4 RBI, a home run, a double, a walk, stole a base and scored twice. Kelsey Kingston got the complete game win, scattering 6 hits over 7 innings of work.
Ramirez led off game two for the Pirates with a single to right center and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Scott. Galloway followed with a RBI single down the left field line. Then Irvin singled to give the Pirates runners on first and second. SU loaded the bases with a single through the right side by Stacy Rosengren. Bryant reached on a fielder's choice to the pitcher, as they opted to go for the out at the plate. However, the catcher dropped the ball, allowing Galloway to score for the 2-0 lead.
Wellik took a lead off walk to begin the top of the 2nd. She was picked off at first as O'Connor fired a dart to Rosengren who made the tag. Pitcher Kayla Irvin struck out the second batter. In a top 10 worthy play, Rush hit a sharp ball that bounced off of Scott's glove at third, straight into the mitt of the shortstop Ramirez, who collected herself and made a great throw to get the out at first.
TU's Dykes drew a leadoff walk in the top of the 4th. She advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Russell. Later with two outs, Kinlaw singled up the middle and Dykes scored to cut it to a 2-1 game.
In the bottom of the 4th, Bryant led off with a bloop single to right field and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ramos. O'Connor followed with a double over the head of the left fielder to bring home Bryant to go up 3-1.
Fleischman was hit by a pitch to lead off the top of the 5th. She advanced to second on a sacrifice by Weyand. Then Sanchez beat out an infield single to the left side, with Fleischman taking third. Both runners scored on a single to left field by Dykes to tie the game at 3-3.
In the bottom of the 7th, O'Connor led off with a single to left field and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ramirez. Then Scott hit a ball off the wall in left center just out of reach of the diving left fielder. The ball got stuck under the fence for a ground rule double and O'Connor scored the game winning run, 4-3.
The Pirates offense was led by Abigail O'Connor, who went 2-3 with a double, a RBI, and scored the game winning run. Kayla Irvin pitched well in the complete game win, allowing only 6 hits and 3 runs in 7 innings of work.
Southwestern completes their regular season with a 30-10 overall record and went 13-3 in conference. The team will compete in the SCAC Conference Tournament next weekend in Irving, Texas.