ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas State and UTA split Friday afternoon’s Sun Belt Conference doubleheader at Allan Saxe Field with the Mavericks winning game one 6-0 and the Bobcats game two 10-3.Texas State is now 39-12 on the season and 18-7 in Sun Belt play, while UTA moves to 28-24 overall and 13-13 against league foes. By virtue of the victory in game two, the Bobcats have clinched No. 2 seed in next week’s Sun Belt Championship.
WACO, Texas – On Friday night at Getterman Stadium, Texas softball (29-21, 6-9 Big 12 Conference) put together a spirited two-out, seventh-inning rally, but had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate to end the game as No. 17/13 Baylor (40-10, 12-4 Big 12) won the opener of the teams’ split league series, 2-1.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In front of a Rhoads Stadium record crowd of 4,015, Kaylee Carlson tossed a complete game shutout to guide the No. 9 Auburn softball team to a 3-0 victory against No. 14 Alabama. The Tigers (44-8, 16-6 SEC) took their fourth consecutive result from the Crimson Tide (39-14, 11-10), matching a program-best in the series. “I’m glad we won,” said head coach Clint Myers. “We capitalized on their mistakes. It was a well-pitched game by two tremendous pitchers.”
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Behind two 3-run innings and a complete game shutout by Kaitlin Lee, No. 21 Ole Miss claimed game one of the series, 6-0, over Missouri Friday night. The Rebels (35-17, 9-13 SEC) put only two hits outside the infield, but used their speed and quick play to pressure the Tigers (28-24, 6-15 SEC) in back-to-back innings. Lee, in her 28th start and 18th complete game, gave up just four Mizzou hits and saw solid defense behind her earning her seventh shutout.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Getting contributions throughout the lineup, South Carolina (31-21, 7-14 SEC) tallied a 5-4 win on Friday night over No. 18/19 LSU (37-16, 11-11 SEC) at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Behind a balanced offensive attack and a standout night from Cassady Knudsen, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (35-18, 9-13 SEC) took down the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats (32-14, 11-11 SEC) in game one of the weekend series at Nusz Park.
COLLEGE STATION – The No. 6 Texas A&M Softball team downed No. 9 Tennessee, 5-1, Friday night in the series opener at the Aggie Softball Complex. With the win, the Aggies move to 42-7 (16-5 SEC) on the year and maintain their hold on second place in the SEC standings. Tennessee falls to 42-9 (14-7 SEC) on the campaign.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Home runs were the only offense No. 24 Arkansas needed, as the Razorbacks (31-19, 7-15) took game one 6-2 over the Georgia softball team (31-21, 4-18) on Friday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida softball team pounded out 14 hits and eight doubles en route to a 8-0 shutout victory in six innings over North Texas at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators (47-5) doubled their previous season-high in doubles with a pair each from Nicole DeWitt and Janell Wheaton. Chelsea Herndon, Aleshia Ocasio and Sophia Reynoso also each tallied a double in the effort.