After a troublesome 1-9 loss in solely 5 innings on Friday night time, Texas continued to face defeat within the final two video games of the collection.
“Proper now, it’s only a little bit of a wrestle for us,” Texas head coach Mike White mentioned. “Issues simply aren’t fairly understanding, however we’ve to persevere by it. Issues are occurring for a purpose. We simply have to return out and play higher, that’s the underside line.”
Baylor got here into Saturday’s matchup scorching, beginning with two runs within the first inning and one within the third placing the rating 3-0 by the top of the third inning.
Texas offensive efforts weren’t efficient till the highest of the fourth when freshman shortstop and second baseman Leighann Goode scored after a double to middle discipline by sophomore utility participant Vanessa Quiroga.
Baylor then retaliated and constructed a bigger lead within the backside of the sixth by scoring two extra runs 5-1.
In a last try to return again, Texas was unsuccessful of their try, solely acquiring one run, when freshman shortstop and second baseman Viviana Martinez hit a single to middle discipline permitting senior outfielder Lou Gilbert to attain the second run for Texas, closing the primary sport of the collection 5-2.
With Martinez’s last hit within the seventh inning, she has now pushed in 47 runs in her first season as Longhorn which ties her for the fourth most RBIs within the Massive-12 Convention and has probably the most by any Massive 12 freshman athlete.
After dropping the primary two video games versus Baylor over the weekend, Texas continued to wrestle, even when holding a lead in sport three of the collection. The Longhorns superior their collection win drought on Sunday, almost dropping to the Bears 2-1 in Waco, Texas.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Mac Morgan was spectacular on the mound to start Sunday’s sport. With 4.2 innings pitched and solely three hits allowed by the Bears, zero runs had been scored from Baylor off of Morgan. She used Sunday’s sport to redeem herself after permitting 5 runs within the first sport of the Baylor collection which resulted in her shortest begin time in a Longhorn uniform.
The pitching battle on Sunday was halted within the sixth inning when sophomore infielder Mia Scott doubled down the left discipline line on a 3-1 pitch rely that introduced in junior outfielder Alyssa Popelka to residence plate.
The Longhorns held a constant 1-0 lead over the Bears till the underside of the seventh inning that left the Texas athletes and followers shocked and heartbroken.
With two outs and two base runners on second and third for the Bears, third 12 months catcher Zadie LaValley hit a walk-off single off of Texas’ freshman right-handed pitcher Citlaly Gutierrez that introduced in each baserunners. The Bears defeated the Longhorns 2-1.
Because of Texas’ losses in opposition to Baylor and Oklahoma State College’s failed try and defeat Oklahoma in any video games of the collection, the Longhorns didn’t clench the No. 2 seed for the Massive 12 Convention event subsequent weekend.
Phillips Massive 12 Softball Championship event will probably be held in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma from Could 11-13. The sport instances are nonetheless being decided.