Softball sweeps second home series

Belles continue 9-0 win streak, prep for road trip

By Patrick Fleming
On February 23, 2017

Photo by Rebekah Wortham
Courtney Barnhill, freshman, is up to bat against A&M –Kingsville. Barnhill stole 3rd base, which led to a run.

The Rambelles found themselves playing against the Texas A&M University Kingsville Javelinas three times over the course of two days.

Their first game on Feb. 17 started out relatively slow. For the first two innings, neither team could touch home plate. However, the third inning saw both teams step up.

This started when one Javelina had a home run, earning a triple RBI and challenging the Rambelles to catch up.

During the third inning, the Rambelles were able to score two points by making one home run and freshman outfielder Courtney Barnhill stealing 3rd base and home.

While playing the 4th, the Javelinas did not make any points while the Rambelles made six, giving them a major lead.

The last Rambelle batted during the 6th inning. That final batter would be Alexis Evans, who made a home run while there were two other players on the bases, giving the team 3 more points.

The final score of this game was 11-4. There were five different home runs made between the two teams donated to the high score.

"I’m proud of my team," Head Coach Travis Scott said. "I’d like to hit it a little more than we did today, but we’re hitting the ball out of the ball park and that’s something we didn’t do last year and it’s making a huge difference."

The next game was Feb. 18.

Though the Belles were ahead by only one point for a while, what gave them a bigger lead were several mistakes made by the Javelinas.

Three Rambelles were able to steal home plate while the Javelinas fumbled with this problem, putting them even further into the lead.

The final score of this game would be 4-0.

The last game between these two teams would be later that same day.

For the first four innings, the Belles built up a lead of 4-0. However, the Javelinas were able to make a sudden leap in points. During the 5th inning alone, the team made six points. By the end of this inning, the Javelinas had a one point lead to the Belles’ five, and the game was nearly over.

It was the very last pitch thrown to the Belles that decided the game. Senior pitcher Kenedy Urbany, managed to make a home run, giving them the small lead, but still winning the game.

"It felt so awesome," Kenedy Urbany, a senior at ASU and also one of the pitchers for the team said. "We did a really good job of staying in the game and staying focused and not giving up."

"Well it’s huge to be able to start 3-0 in a Lone Star Conference play and to win a blow out yesterday," Head Coach Travis Scott said.

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