Softball posts 1-1 record on day one of the Texas Classic
AUSTIN, Texas -- After dropping the first game 3-0 against San Diego State, the tenth-ranked Longhorns bounced back for a 10-2 victory over North Texas on the first day of the Texas Classic at McCombs Field.
Texas' (5-2) senior catcher Megan Willis anchored the offense posting a 3-for-7 performance on the day, tallying a pair of doubles and two RBI.
San Diego State (3-4) held the Longhorns to two hits and zero runs in game one, but Texas responded in the nightcap, recording 10 runs on 13 hits against the Mean Green. Freshman righthander Torrey Schroeder (2-0) tossed 5.0 innings against North Texas (3-4), allowing two runs on just five hits before giving way to senior righthander Meagan Denny, who pitched one scoreless inning in relief, closing the run-rule shortened game after six innings.
Aztecs junior lefthander Christina Ross earned the win for San Diego State, throwing a complete game shutout, allowing two hits and striking out two UT hitters. North Texas' Kristina Fowler suffered the loss in game two, allowing 13 hits and 10 runs, all earned, in 6.0 innings of work.
Texas returns to action Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. when it takes on Texas A&M Corpus Christi in Texas Classic pool play. The No. 2 and No. 3 seeds from pool play will then meet at 5 p.m. and the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds will square off at 7:30 p.m. to determine Sunday's championship game participants.
All Texas games at the Texas Classic will have available on TexasSports.com and an Internet video broadcast at TexasSports.TV. The audio and video broadcasts are available on a subscription basis.
San Diego State is currently 2-0 in pool play and Texas A&M Corpus Christi is 0-2, while Texas and North Texas each stand at 1-1 after one day of action.
Game 1: San Diego State 3, Texas 0
Only four Longhorns reached base in the first four frames, with sophomore left fielder Shannon Thomas recording the Longhorns only two hits of the contest. Thomas tallied a single in the first inning and then added a double in the Horns' sixth-inning rally.
Game 2: Texas 10, North Texas 2
In the fifth, UT loaded the bases to start the frame and senior designated player Jacqueline Williams plated Desiree Williams with an RBI single to left field. Sophomore first baseman Kelly Melone drove in a second run before a two-run MicKayla Padilla double pushed the Texas lead to 9-0.
The Mean Green rallied for two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but freshman outfielder Kori Cook answered the rally in the sixth with her first career home run to lift the Longhorns to a 10-2 victory.