Softball Recaps: February 21
Prairie View A&M 5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8, Prairie View A&M 0 (F/5)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Prairie View A&M softball team split a pair of mid-week games on Wednesday, as they won the first game 5-1, falling in game two 8-0 to host team Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Chapman Field.
The Lady Panthers jumped out on top of the Islanders 3-0 in the first inning of the opener when Shelby Williams singled to third base. The lightning-fast S. Williams stole second as Destinee Williams was taking her turn at bat. D. Williams singled to left field scoring S. Williams. Kylar Ward-Flowers homered to left field for a 3-0 lead.
After four scoreless innings the Lady Panthers tacked on two more in the top of the sixth after D. Williams struck again this time, sending a triple to right field. Kelsey Coronado singled through the left side to send D. Williams across the plate. After a base runner switch, with Coronado and Brianna Grays coming to replace her on first base. Alyssa Garcia doubled to left field scoring Grays before the frame ended.
The second game started slow with neither team scoring until the second inning with the Islanders scoring two runs. TAMCC also scored again in the third (3) and fifth (3) innings allowing the Lady Panthers only two hits.
Kylar Ward Flowers singled through the left side as she was stranded on first owning the Lady Panthers first hit. There was a little light in the fourth inning as S. Williams had a bunt single, before PVAMU was retired in its side of the frame ending the game in five innings.
Courtesy: PVAMU Athletics Communications
Southern Miss 8, Alabama State 0 (F/5)
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Alabama State dropped their first of 16 road games Wednesday night, falling to Southern Miss 8-0 on the road in non-conference action.
Southern Miss was able to jump ahead early with a pair of runs in the first, before adding three more in the third which proved to be an insurmountable lead. The Golden Eagles added one in the fourth, before picking up two more in the fifth for the final margin.
Skylar Sullivan suffered the loss, pitching a complete game (4.2 innings) and allowed eight runs – six earned – off of seven hits. She also struck out four. Amira James and Kristin Gunter picked up the Lady Hornets’ two hits on the night.
Courtesy: Alabama State Athletic Strategic Communications