Cowgirls Drop Doubleheader at Concordia

Cowgirls Drop Doubleheader at Concordia


AUSTIN, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' softball team dropped an American Southwest Conference doubleheader, falling 8-0 in six innings and 13-1 in five innings.

Game 1

Concordia scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Katie Daniel had a two-run single and Anissa Garcia had an RBI single. The Tornados had a single run in the third and fifth innings and put two on the board in the sixth to put the run-rule in effect.

Hillarie Carpenter and Rachel Dugan had hits for the Cowgirls. Alexia Rowe, Summer Harper and Anissa Garcia each had two hits for the Tornados.

Lexie Allen allowed five earned runs over five and one-third innings to fall to 0-2. Christian Blevins worked one-third of an inning.

Taylor Verinsky scattered two hits in the complete-game shutout and she struck out four.


Game 2

In the second game, Concordia scored seven times in the second inning and added six more in the third inning. HSU added a run in the fifth inning.  

Gabby Ortega started and fell to 0-4 after allowing six runs on six hits. Lexie Allen allowed seven runs in an inning and one-third of work and Genia Salazar worked one and one-third scoreless innings.

Simone Langaland worked all five innings and allowed just three hits and one run to improve to 1-0. Brittani Whitten had two hits and drove in three runs to pace the Tornados.

Cierra Woodyard had the first Cowgirl hit in the third inning. HSU added a run in the fifth inning. Shadye Millican doubled and came around to score on a Kirsten Kenyon RBI single.

HSU is now 0-6 on the year and 0-3 in ASC action. Concordia improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in league play. HSU will play a doubleheader at Southwestern on Wednesday.