Softball falls to Texas State in opening day of SLC Tournament
May 13, 2011
Huntsville, Texas - The No. 2 Mavericks suffered a 6-1 loss late Thursday night to No. 3 Texas State in the opening day of the 2011 SLC Tournament at Bearkat Stadium in Huntsville, Texas. The loss dropped UT Arlington to 33-24 on the season while Texas State improved to 31-23 overall.
The No. 3 Bobcats took on the No. 2 Mavericks after earning an 8-0 shutout victory in six innings over No. 6 Northwestern State in game two of the SLC Tournament.
True freshman and SLC Pitcher of the Year Callie Collins had a rough outing against the Bobcats as she took the loss in the circle, falling to 18-10 on the season. Collins surrendered six runs on 10 hits while striking out three in a complete game.
Texas State got their bats going in the third when they plated three runs on five hits. Chandler Hall put the Bobcats up 1-0 after she ripped an RBI-single to center field. McKenzie Baack followed with another hit up the middle scoring another Texas State run. Anne Hernandez made it 3-0 following an RBI-single to right field.
The Bobcats added three more runs in the seventh on four hits, making it 6-0.
Freshman third baseman Taylor Zink recorded the Mavericks first hit of the game when she connected on a standup doubled to right center. The double was the freshman's sixth of the season.
Junior Erica LeFlore put the Mavericks on the board when she recorded her sixth home run of the season to left field in the seventh.
As a team, the Mavs connected on three hits to the Bobcats 10. LeFlore led the Mavericks offensively, going 1-for-3 with a home run.
The No. 2 Mavericks continue SLC Tournament action tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. when they take on No. 5 UTSA. The No. 5 Roadrunners moved to the loser's bracket after falling 7-1 to No. 4 McNeese State.
After a four hour rain delay after game one, the day two start times have been pushed back by one hour. Game five, the first game of the day on Friday, has moved from an originally scheduled 11 a.m. start time to noon.
Game six will follow at 2:30 p.m., game seven will start at 5 p.m. and game eight is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday's game timesare set for 10:30 a.m. in game nine and a 2 p.m. start in the championship game.