Jensen Recap Photo at ECU Game TwoJensen Recap Photo at ECU Game Two
Vashaun Newman / UTSA Athletics

‘Runners fall to Pirates in Game Two

UTSA will look to bounce back in Sunday’s series finale

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The UTSA softball team fell to East Carolina 10-2 in six innings of American Athletic Conference action on Saturday at the Max R. Joyner Family Stadium. 

The Roadrunners (12-28, 3-11 The American) were bested by the Pirates (28-11, 5-9 The American), with freshman Iliana Saucedo (3-6) getting tagged with the loss and Addy Bullis (8-4) picking up the win. 

Sophomore Madi Hays went 2-for-3 on the afternoon, scoring a run, while senior Taylor Jensen and junior Sophie Campbell recorded RBIs for the ‘Runners. 

UTSA threatened early, as junior Jaylen Prichard legged out a double with one out in the top of the first. Campbell singled, and an errant pickoff attempt resulted in runners at the corners. The Pirates, however, found a pair of outs, halting the threat and keeping the game scoreless. Shortly after, ECU launched a two-run home run to take a 2-0 lead entering the second stanza. 

Not to be deterred, freshman Taryn Madlock and Hays slapped back-to-back singles to open the third before advancing into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Prichard. Campbell plated Madlock on a comebacker, and Jensen dropped a blooper into right field to score Hays and knot the contest 2-2.

The Pirates worked a 7-2 advantage on a grand slam and a solo home run in the fourth. They added a run to their total in the fifth and scored two in the sixth, taking a 10-2 lead that halted the contest early. 

UTSA and ECU will face each other once more, with the finale set for Sunday at 11 a.m. CT. 

Keep up with UTSA Softball all season long on, and by following the program on Facebook at /UTSASB, X (Twitter) @UTSASoftball, and on Instagram @utsasoftball.