Belles softball cleans out George and Ola McCorkle Challenge with six wins

ASU defeats TAMIU and Adams State University

By Rosanna Aguilera
On February 15, 2019

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: Courtney Barnhill, junior, lands her home run hit. Barnhill had three runs on Adam State. 

The ASU Belles softball team took on the George and Ola McCorkle Challenge, presented by Bahlman Cleaners, and won six games total.
In the challenge, the Belles outscored their opponents 14-2.
On Feb. 9, the team defeated Adams State University 8-0.
Senior Taylor Fogle gave her team a good start by hitting a two-run home run in the first inning, bringing in junior Courtney Barnhill.
Senior Teagan Kirk hit a two-run shot herself, not long after. She brought in Barnhill, as well.
Sophomore MyKayla Stroud was next to bring in runs for the Belles. She hit a three-run home run to right field in the third inning. Barnhill then scored to cap off the Belles’ scoring.
Barnhill ended the game 2-2 at the plate with an RBI, three runs, a walk and two stolen bases.
Sophomore Meagan Hill earned her fourth win of the season. She stayed on the mound for all five innings, only giving up one hit while striking out six of the 17 batters that came to the plate.
The Belles then played against Texas A&M International University in their second game, winning 6-2.
ASU trailed most of the game until the bottom half of the fifth inning.
They started off the fifth inning down 2-1 and would then begin action when they hit three runs to take a 4-2 lead.
The Belles brought in two more runs in the sixth inning to end the game 6-2 for a Belles victory.
Seven players recorded a hit in the game including Barnhill, Karina Rocha, Kirk, Avery Zeigler, Stroud, Jade Strother and Hatty Shope.
Stroud went 1-1 in the match with two RBIs and two walks.
On Feb. 10, the Belles gained two more wins over TAMIU and Adams State 16-8 and 19-0.
On Feb. 11, ASU closed out the challenge with two more wins over Adams State and TAMIU 15-1 and 13-5.
The team will return to Mayer Field on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 to take on West Texas A&M University. 


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