Softball ends Classic with 5-1 win against LA Tech
March 6, 2011
Denton, Texas - The UT Arlington softball team closed out the North Texas Classic with a 5-1 win against Louisiana Tech Sunday afternoon. UTA finished the tournament with a 3-2 record and improved their overall record to 14-9.
Collom and Gonzalez each finished batting .400 and both connected on a double a piece. Collom recorded her fifth home run of the season and 29th of her career against Wichita State.
Freshman Callie Collins went 2-1 in the tournament and finished with a 0.78 ERA in 18 innings pitched. She recorded 18 strikeouts and held her opponents to a .206 batting average. For the season, Collins is 8-2 with a 1.13 ERA in 68.1 innings pitched.
LA Tech 1, UT Arlington 5
Louisiana Tech scored their only run in the game in the first inning and couldn't plate another run, leaving six runners stranded.
With LA Tech leading 1-0, Collom tied the game by ripping a double to left center, scoring Ashley McCarroll. McCarroll reached on a fielder's choice earlier in the inning.
Gonzalez put the Mavericks on top 3-1 in the second with a two-RBI double to center field. UTA continued to add runs, picking up a solo run in the fourth and another run in sixth.
Gonzalez and Courtney Zink recorded multi-hit performances. Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI while C. Zink went 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI.
UT Arlington gets back into conference action with a three-game series against Southeastern Louisiana beginning Saturday, March 12. Game times are set for 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday followed by a noon start on Sunday in Hammond, LA.