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Shockers best 'Runners across Friday doubleheader

  • Game 1
  • Game 2
Box Score

WICHITA, Kan. — The UTSA softball team suffered a pair of run-rule setbacks across an American Athletic Conference doubleheader at Wilkins Stadium on Friday, first falling to Wichita State 10-2, ahead of an 8-0 defeat

The Roadrunners (9-23, 1-7 The American) fell to the Shockers (15-10, 6-2 The American) and will look to bounce back with a Saturday showdown at 4 p.m. wrapping up the series.

Game One 

The 'Runners fell to the Shockers via the run rule as senior Jamie Gilbert (4-8) fanned four and allowed three earned runs, while Alexis Aguilar (5-2) went the distance for a 10-2 win. Junior Jaylen Prichard had a solid game at the plate, going 2-for-3, while sophomore Madi Hays, junior Camryn Robillard, and sophomore Caton Letbetter all recorded doubles for the squad. 

UTSA threatened in the top of the second, as senior Erykah Guerrero singled and Robillard doubled putting the pair in scoring position with one out. The Shockers, however, induced a strikeout and a groundout to escape the inning unscathed. WSU then used a trio of singles in the home half to push across a run and take a 1-0 edge. 

The floodgates opened in the bottom of the third, as multiple Roadrunner miscues and a three-run home run by CC Wong gave the Shockers a 9-0 lead. They added an insurance run in the fourth before UTSA headed to the plate in the fifth, looking to extend the contest. 

Hays blasted a double down the left field line, and Prichard recorded a base hit, putting two on base with no outs. Aguilar worked a strikeout, and senior Taylor Jensen walked, loading up the bases. A Guerrero fielder's choice ground ball combined with a Shocker error scored two UTSA runs across the plate, reflecting a 10-2 score line. WSU, however, found a third out, halting the contest early and securing a series-opening win. 

Game Two

Wichita State again bested UTSA, this time working an 8-0 run-rule win, as senior Kenzi Schultz (0-8) was handed the loss and Chloe Barber (5-3) a complete game victory. At the plate, Jensen and sophomore Kylie Forney both worked doubles for the 'Runners lone hits of the contest. 

Picking up right where they left off, the Shockers plated three in the first before adding another in the second for a 4-0 advantage. Freshman Iliana Saucedo tossed a clean third ahead of a four-run fourth that increased the WSU total to eight.

Robillard was plunked, and Forney doubled with one out in the top of the fifth before Barber twirled a strikeout and induced a groundout to secure an 8-0 run-rule win. 

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