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Whitney Simpson
Whitney Simpson

April 14, 2009

Arlington, Texas -

Prairie View A&M Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

GAME #38-39
Prairie View A&M (8-26, 4-10) at UT Arlington (18-19, 14-10)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 4 & 6 p.m.

When: Wednesday, April 15 at 4/6 p.m.
Where: Allan Saxe Field
Live Stats: Available

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*Charity Games*
For the first time in UTA softball history, the UT Arlington Mavericks will take part in two charity games this season with the help of North Texas University.

UNT will host the first Strikeout for Cancer charity game on March 17 at 6 p.m. UTA will then host North Texas on Tuesday, Apr. 28 in the final charity game. Both teams will be selling T-shirts for the two games and all proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to each organization.

There will be free addmission to the Mavericks home game and the team is asking for donations at the gate with all proceeds going to the Brandi K. McPherson Foundation.

The Mavs will honor Laurren Smith, who is battling her fight with cancer by throwing the first pitch of the game against UNT at Allan Saxe Field.

All-Time Record: UTA leads series, 7-0
Last Meeting: UTA won, 3-0 on April 2, 2008 in Arlington, Texas
Last UTA Victory: UTA won, 3-0 on April 2, 2008 in Arlington, Texas
Current Streak: Mavericks have won the last seven meetings against the Panthers

- The Panthers (8-26) are coming off three losses to Grambling State last weekend. Prairie View A&M is 1-14 on the road and is 1-5 in their last six games.

- Keisha Haggerman leads the team in batting with a .310 average and hits, connecting on 31.

- PVAM's last win came against Texas College on Apr. 9 in Tyler, Texas at Fun Foster Field. The Panthers posted an 11-0 victory, collecting six of those runs in the final inning.

- Bridget Coronado led the Panthers on the mound, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing one hit in 24 batters faced and striking out nine.

vs. McNeese State
Game 1:The UT Arlington softball squad dropped the opening game against the Cowgirls 3-2 but fought their way to a 3-0 shutout victory in game two on Friday, April 10 at the Cowgirls Field in Lake Charles, La. UTA improved to 17-19 overall and 13-10 in league play.

UTA's two runs came on solo home runs by Samantha Chumchal in the fourth and Heather Fortenberry in the seventh. The Mavericks collected seven hits with Chumchal, Fortenberry and Courtney Zink each recording two hits apiece.

The Cowgirls led off the bottom of the first with a 2-0 advantage after Whitney Corbello connected on a two-RBI double. McNeese State plated their third run when Maverick's pitcher Cara Hulme hit Lindsey Langner with a pitch, making way for a Molly Guidry RBI single up the middle.

UT Arlington silenced the Cowgirls bats the rest of the game but were unable to pull out the win.

Cara Hulme (11-11) took the loss after giving up five hits, two earned runs and three strikeouts.

Game 2:Backed behind strong pitching by Fortenberry, UTA recorded a 3-0 victory over the Cowgirls in game two of the series. The Mavs hurler picked up the victory with a no-hitter to improve to 6-6 on the season. The junior pitched a complete game, allowing a walk and striking out five.

UT Arlington connected on eight hits with Chumchal, Hulme, and Erica LeFlore each recording two apiece.

UTA got on board in the top of the second with a solo run following an RBI single by LeFlore that scored pinch runner Kari Karr. The Mavs plated two runs in fourth frame, taking a 3-0 advantage.

Game 3:UT Arlington wrapped up their three-game road series against McNeese State with a 2-0 victory at Cowgirls Field in Lake Charles, La. The win improved the Mavs to 18-19 overall and 13-10 in conference action.

The Mavericks were led by the great pitching of hurler Cara Hulme (12-11) and offense by Heather Fortenberry who connected on her sixth home run of the season after blasting a two-run homer in the third inning.

Hulme was solid on the mound for the Mavs, pitching complete game while allowing only five hits and fanning six batters.

Pitching and solid defense from the Mavericks silenced the Cowgirls as they left nine base runners stranded including runners in scoring position in three innings.




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