Head softball coach earns 795th career win

Belles gain two series wins against TWU

By Rosanna Aguilera
On March 8, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: Karina Rocha, junior, is congratulated by her teammates at home plate after sending it over the fence. This run put the Belles ahead of Texas Woman’s University.

The Belles softball team on March 1-2 earned two Lone Star Conference wins over Texas Woman’s University but dropped the last game of the doubleheader.
In Friday’s game, ASU took down the Pioneers 5-3.
After the Belles fell to West Texas A&M University and University of Central Oklahoma in a four-game losing streak, the team was hungry for a win, giving head coach Travis Scott his 795th career win.
Both teams had trouble scoring at the beginning when TWU had only four batters step up to the plate in the first while ASU went three up, three down. The second inning went the same way.
The Pioneers scored first when the Belles had back-to-back errors. Two singles and two bunts on later, TWU took the first lead 2-0.
The Belles came back in the bottom of the third inning when sophomore Hatty Shope and junior Courtney Barnhill hit consecutive singles.
Senior Taegan Kirk replaced Shope on the bases.
Senior Taylor Fogle hit a triple to right center field to bring in the two runners on base to tie the game up. 
Junior Karina Rocha blasted it over the left center wall to put ASU up two more runs.
The Pioneers scored once more on an error, but the Rams responded with a run of their own with an RBI single from Kirk that brought Shope in.
Neither team scored in the sixth inning and the Belles held TWU scoreless in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Kirk, Fogle and Rocha had three of the team’s six hits and drove in all five of the runs.
Sophomore pitcher Makayla Corbin threw a complete game four hit performance in the circle. She went all seven innings and held the Pioneers to only three runs. This was her seventh win of the season to move her record to 7-1.
In the doubleheader and Military Appreciation Day games on March 2, the Belles won the first game 12-5, but fell very short in the final game 2-12.
The team will return to Mayer Field March 13-16 to face St. Mary’s University and Midwestern State University.

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