Softball wins three at Spring Klein College Classic
SPRING, Texas -- The Texas Softball team moved its fall season record to 6-0 with a trio of victories, Saturday at the Spring Klein College Classic. At the tourney the Longhorns downed North Texas, 4-1 to start the day and then logged a 3-2 victory over Louisiana Lafayette and a 6-2 win over Nicholls State. Texas' final two games scheduled for Sunday were cancelled due to rain.
In the Horns victory over the Mean Green, junior hurler Meagan Denny tossed 5.0 innings to pace Texas to a 4-1 win. Freshman infielder Kori Cook highlighted the UT offense in the game, breaking a 1-1 tie with a two-run home run to put the Longhorns ahead, 3-1.
The game was cut short by a one hour and 50 minute time limit that was in place in all tournament contests.
Freshman righthander Torrey Schroeder tossed 7.0 innings in Texas' game two victory over Louisiana Lafayatte.
"Torrey (Schroeder) responded well in the game after experiencing a welcome to Division I moment on the first pitch of the game," head coach Connie Clark said. "I was really excited to see her regain her composure and pitch very well after giving up a first pitch homer to start the game."
The Longhorns fell behind the Rajin' Cajuns 1-0 in the first, but manufactured a run in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at one apiece. Sophomore Kacie Gaskin and freshman Loryn Johnson shouldered the offensive load for Texas in game two, with Johnson continuing her consistent fall performance.
"Loryn (Johnson) has been very consistent for us throughout the fall season, producing in nearly all of our fall games," commented Clark. "I am pleased with the way Loryn and the rest of our newcomers have come together and matured this fall, and I feel like we were able to get a really good look at them at the tournament."
In the final game of the tourney Denny tossed 2.0 innings before giving way to freshman righthander Erin Tresselt, who finished out the Horns 6-2 victory over Nicholls State. Freshman Tallie Thrasher highlighted the UT offense in the win, smashing her first collegiate homer, a three-run shot.
"It was nice to be challenged by Division I pitching this weekend," noted assistant coach Corrie Hill. "Our team did a good job of making adjustments to the pitching and that was a great thing to see from, both the newcomers and the veterans."
Texas concludes its fall calendar Wednesday, October 18 when it takes on McClennan Junior College at 6 p.m. at McCombs Field.