April 19, 2019
RICHARDSON, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' softball won one game out of three against UT Dallas on Friday in American Southwest Conference play.
The first game was the continuation of game one from Thursday night that was postponed in the fourth inning due to weather. The Cowgirls were unable to overcome the deficit from Thursday and fell by a final of 4-0 on Friday.
BriAnna Young only allowed four hits for the Comets, a double by Kenzee Hessert being the Cowgirls' offensive highlight. Gabby Ortega started for the Cowgirls and gave up seven hits and four runs in the loss.
The double header followed the continuation of Thursday night's game. The Cowgirls got going early in game two by scoring eight runs in the second inning.
Sidney Cox led of the second with a single and four singles and a couple Cowgirl walks later, the freshman Cox returned to the plate to hit her first collegiate-career home run, making it an 8-0 lead.
The Cowgirls went on to get the win, but the Comets did not go quietly, scoring seven more to make it a 12-10 final score. Hinojos got the win and Ortega finished with a save for the Cowgirls.
BriAnna Young took the loss for UTD in the start and Nicole Vasicek, Elisabeth Brann, and Blaire Evans all pitched in relief for the Comets as well.
Karis Hessert had three hits and an RBI for the Cowgirls in game two. Jessica Vlasek led UTD with three hits and five RBIs.
Game three of the series saw UTD take a 2-0 lead in the second after a walk and three singles.
HSU got one run back on another first career home run, this time by freshman Brookelyn Casper, who led off the third to make it 2-1.
A tragic third inning followed for the Cowgirls, who got two outs in the first three batters but then walked three hitters and gave up a hit to score a total of four Comet runs making it 6-1 UTD.
The Cowgirls added two runs with the help of an error in the fifth, but the Comets got another four in the sixth off an Amber Williams grand slam to make it 10-3. HSU got three hits in the top of the seventh but only one run and fell by a final of 10-4.
Camille Scott started in the circle and had the loss and Casper came in relief with only three hits allowed in three innings. Vasicek got the win for UTD and Evans got the save.
Cox had a pair of hits in game three with an RBI. Melissa Livermore led the Comets with a Wendy's 4-for-4 and three RBIs. Williams also had the grand slam home run in the sixth for the Comets.
The Cowgirls drop two out of three to fall to 18-19 overall and 13-11 in the ASC. The UT Dallas Comets move to 15-17 and 12-14 in conference. The Cowgirls return home next weekend for their regular season finale at home against Ozarks. Be sure to join us for Cowgirl Softball Senior Day on Saturday before the noon double header.
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