March 1, 2019
ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' softball won the first two games of a three-game series against Concordia on Friday in American Southwest Conference play, including a walk-off two-run homerun by Camille Scott in game two.
In game one, Kate Tovar led the team with a two-run double in the third inning to give the Cowgirls a 3-0 lead which they would hold for a 3-1 win. Gabby Ortega had a great start on mound pitching all seven innings in her third straight appearance, getting the win allowing only one run with four strikeouts.
Anissa Garcia led the Tornados with a double and a home run, the only Concordia score of game one. Simone Langland took the loss, however did not allow any earned runs due to errors. Heather Casiano also pitched in relief for the Tornados.
Game two was one for the books. In the back and forth opening, the Cowgirls went down 1-0 in the first and answered with a Karis Hessert solo home run to tie and a Kenzee Hessert RBI double to take the lead 2-1 heading to the second inning.
Anissa Garcia would give the Tornados the lead again in the third with an RBI double, and the Cowgirls would tie the game at 3-3 heading to the fourth inning. Breanna Heredia made it a 6-3 Tornado lead in the fifth inning with a two-out single.
We reach the bottom of the seventh, last chance for the Cowgirls down 6-3. Sidney Cox led off with a walk, followed by a Tovar double to left, making it runners on second and third with no outs.
Ammermann would move up to third on a flyout, leaving the Cowgirls down one run with two outs and a runner on third. Enter Camille Scott, who lit up the first pitch for a walk-off two-run home run to straight away left. Final score 7-6 Cowgirls.
HSU is now 6-8 on the year an 3-2 in the ASC. Concordia moves to 8-8 and 3-5 in conference. The series will wrap up Saturday at noon in Abilene.
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