Mavericks Drop Two to Colonels
March 20, 2010
Thibodaux, LA - The UT Arlington softball team dropped a pair of conference games on the road against Nicholls State on Saturday at the Colonel Softball Complex.
Freshman Teri Lyles (7-6) took the loss for the Mavs, tossing 6.0 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while fanning four.
The Mavs had trouble finding their groove at the plate, connecting on four hits and leaving seven base runners stranded. Senior Samantha Chumchal led the Mavericks offensively, connecting on her eighth double of the season in the sixth frame. Along with Chumchal, Lyles, Cara Hulme and Rebecca Collom each finished with a hit.
Nicholls State knocked in a pair of runs in the bottom of the first after Meghan Gaspard led off with a single and came around to score on a Lyndsay Mesh double to left field. Mesh made it 2-0 after a double steal by the Colonels.
NSU drove in a solo run in the fifth inning on a pair of hits and an error by the Mavs.
With the Mavericks holding onto a 4-3 advantage heading into the sixth inning of game two, Nicholls State's bats came alive as they plated three runs on two hits, one of which was a two-run homer. The two-run home run by Audrey Wood gave the Colonels a 6-4 lead and was all they needed to record the win.
The Colonels used three pitchers in the contest with relief pitcher Carlee Winkelmann picking up the victory.
For the Mavs, Hulme fell to 8-6 after tossing 6.0 innings, surrendering six runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out six.
This time around, the Mavs had no problem ripping the ball as they scattered 11 hits. Hulme blasted her eighth home run of the season in the third inning over the center field wall.
Four Mavericks finished with multi-hit performances, including Heather Fortenberry, Rebecca Collom, Kari Karr and Courtney Zink.
Karr led UT Arlington offensively, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and driving in a pair of RBI.
The Mavericks wrap up their three game series with the Colonels tomorrow at noon at the Colonel Softball Complex.