Softball Recaps: Feb. 11

Softball Recaps: Feb. 11

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Northwestern State 8, Prairie View A&M 7

MONROE, La. - A spirited sixth-inning comeback was not enough to lift Prairie View over Northwestern State, as the Lady Panthers fell 8-7 during day two of ULM's Mardi Gras Classic.

The Lady Panthers fell behind early as Kellye Kincannon took a Vanessa Delgadillo offering over the left centerfield wall for a three-run homer in the first inning. PVAMU managed to tie it in the third when Briana Knowles hit a two-run single to make the game 3-3. However, NSU put up three more runs in the bottom of the frame. Destinee Williams later smacked a two-run shot for PVAMU to make the game 7-6 in favor of the Lady Panthers, but the Lady Demons scored twice in the sixth to steal the win.

Taylor Drury took the loss in relief, going 5.2 innings and allowing five runs on eight hits.
East Tennessee State 7, Alabama A&M 2

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Alabama A&M dropped a 7-2 contest to East Tennessee State during Gardner-Webb's Americinn Classic.

Down 4-0 after two innings, the Lady Bulldogs attempted to claw back into it when Kia Lang rapped a two-run single to cut the deficit in half. However, outside of that, AAMU struggled to advance base runners during the game -- pariticularly in the early innings -- stranding eight in total. Lang's single was the only sign of offense for the Lady Bulldogs.

Emily Lipinski received the loss for AAMU, allowing 10 hits and seven runs (five earned) in 4.1 innings.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 4, Prairie View A&M 1

MONROE, La. - Prairie View's bats struggled against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville during a 4-1 loss in the ULM Mardi Gras Classic.

The Panthers were held to one hit over the first five inning, finally breaking through with consecutive singles by Shelby Williams and Destinee Williams. Kylar Ward-Flowers delivered a sac fly to score S. Williams and make the game 3-1, but Prairie View was unable to do much else afterward.

S. Williams had two hits. Ashley Higgins received the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits in a complete game effort.
Louisiana Tech 10, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0 (F/5)

RUSTON, La. - Arkansas-Pine Bluff was held to two hits in a 10-0 loss to Louisiana Tech during the La Tech Invitational on Saturday.

The game got away from the Lady Lions, as starter Karia Beth Hall surrendered eight runs in the frame, allowing the Lady Techsters to push its lead from 2-0 to 10-0. Hall allowed three two-run hits during the fray.

Hall was assessed the loss, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits in three innings. Tonnay Hawkins and Kameron Graham each had a hit.
North Dakota 8, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0 (F/5)

RUSTON, La. - Arkansas-Pine Bluff's inability to get runners home cost the Lady Lions in an 8-0 loss to North Dakota during the La Tech Invitational.

UAPB stranded two runners in each of the first two innings Meanwhile, UND managed to cash in on scoring chances, putting up three runs in the first and five more in the third. UAPB was unable to mount an offensive threat in the late innings, sealing the loss.

Tonnay Hawkins and Monique Nikolao each had two hits. Karia Beth Hall hit a triple, but took the loss after allowing eight runs in 4.0 innings.
Houston Baptist 8, Alabama State 3

MOBILE, Ala. - Alabama State lost 8-3 to Houston Baptist during day two of the Sand Dollar Classic.
 
The Lady Hornets got on the board in the fourth inning to trim the Houston Baptist lead to 3-1 when Perry Hindi led off the inning with a double, followed by a wild pitch to move her to third. She scored as Kendall Core, singled to right to drive home the first run of the day for Alabama State. However, HBU added three more runs over the next two innings.

Charlene Castro belted a two-run blast to left center for Alabama State (0-3) in the sixth inning to cut the deficit, but the Lady Huskies responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame. The hit was one of two for Castro, who was the lone player with multiple hits on the day for the Lady Hornets. Perry Hindi hit a double and scored two runs, and Kendall Core was 1-for-2 with a RBI
 
Vanessa Bradford (0-2) suffered the loss on the mound after working the first two innings scoreless. She logged four innings on the mound, allowing five runs (just two earned) on six hits, while striking out four and walking five. 

Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information

Alabama A&M 9, North Carolina A&T 7 (F/9)

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Alabama A&M scored three runs in the top of the ninth to take down North Carolina A&T during the Gardner-Webb Americinn Classic.

The Lady Bulldogs (1-3) looked as if they'd get their first win of the year in dominant fashion as a Danielle Hansell RBI single in the first and a two-run shot by Ariel Smith put them up 3-0 at the end of two. NCAT responded with a four-run third inning to take the lead. Alabama A&M tacked on three runs in the fifth to go ahead 6-4, but the Lady Aggies tied with a two-run shot by Alyssa Green.

In the ninth, AAMU used small ball to go up for good. Viridiana Ramos scored on a fielder's choice and Tamia Lee-Barbadillo laid down a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded that scored Tiana Sanders. A Hansell sac fly completed the scoring for AAMU. NCAT added a run late but did no further damage.

Imani Largin was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Caitlyn Hayden got the win, pitching seven innings of relief ball and striking out four.
Sam Houston State 15, Grambling State 0 (F/5)

MONROE, La. - Grambling State was held to three hits in a 15-0 loss to Sam Houston State at the ULM Mardia Grass Classic on Saturday.

The Lady Tigers were done in by a one-sided third inning that saw the Lady Bearkats -- up 2-0 at the time -- put up nine runs to increase their lead to double-digits. SHSU scored two runs via wild pitches and added another on a passed ball. The Lady Bearkats put up four more runs in the fourth for insurance.

Hailey Haynes was 2-for-3 for GSU. Alexus Brown got the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on seven hits in 2.0 innings.
Tennessee State 8, Jackson State 5

JACKSON, Miss. - A late-inning burst surrendered by Jackson State did in the home-standing Tigers against Tennessee State by an 8-5 margin.

JSU was forced to play catch-up quickly as TSU started the game with a five-run first inning. In the third, Jackson State made up some ground with a four-run outburst that saw Deneisha Knight smack a two-run double as well as RBI hits by Alexis Hansard and Sierra Smith.

JSU tied it in the fifth when Jalicia Hughes scored via error, but in the final inning TSU's Maggie Syversen broke the tie with a single and Whitney Ennis followed with a two-run homer. JSU was unable to manufacture any offense in the final three outs.

Victoria Nelson was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Symone Williams received the loss, pitching seven innings of relief and allowing four hits and three runs.
ULM 10, Grambling State 1

MONROE, La. - Grambling State fell 10-1 to ULM during the Lady Warhawks' Mardi Gras Classic.

The Lady Tigers managed to keep the Warhawk bats under wraps early, but over the final three innings, ULM put up nine runs, with the first three coming via an error and two illegal pitches. Grambling's lone bit of offense was compliments of a Kendalyn Arcenaux RBI single.

ULM scored four runs in the fifth to end the game.

Caitlin McDowell allowed 10 runs, with just four earned over 4.2 innnings of work.