Belles lose series to Texas A&M-Commerce Lions

ASU alls short during First Responders Weekend

By Rosanna Aguilera
On April 5, 2019

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: Meagan Hill, sophomore, throws a stellar pitch in a previous match. Hill only allowed three runs in the Belles’ last match against Texas A&M-Commerce. 


The Belles softball team on March 29-30 suffered three losses from Texas A&M University-Commerce during the Back the Blue/First Responders Weekend.
In Friday’s game, ASU lost to the Lions 4-1. There was a total of 14 hits, 10 strikeouts and no errors in the game. 
The Belles fell behind early in the game when a Lion hit a solo home run in the second inning and multiple hits in the fourth.
In the fourth inning, ASU found the scoreboard on a two-out single to left field from freshman Avery Zeigler to get her 23rd RBI of the season.
The Belles made lots of hits, but the Lions’ defense stopped them.
Sophomore Meagan Hill pitched for the Belles for all seven innings against Commerce. 
Hill gave up eight hits while striking out six and walking only one. After this game, she moves to 11-5 on the year.
In Saturday’s doubleheader, ASU lost the first game 5-6 and the second 3-7.
The Lions started the game by hitting a solo home run to put them in the lead early. ASU came back with a run of their own when senior Taegan 

Kirk lined a single to center field to bring in junior Courtney Barnhill.
The Lions got a single run in the second inning when the Belles came back to plate four more runs.
The inning started with a single from junior Jade Strother to left-center field, followed by her stealing second base.
Zeigler brought in Strother with a single to center field. 
After a bunt from junior Megan Gordon, one walk and three more singles, including a two RBI ground ball up from the middle from Kirk, the Belles were at the top with a 5-2 lead after the top of the third.
The Lions collected two more runs in the top of the third inning with two solo home runs to left-center field.
Sophomore Makayla Corbin came in to relieve Hill from the mound.
Commerce came back with another deep ball in the top of the fifth to bring in two runs to take the lead 6-5.
The Lions closed the game 6-5.
In game two, the Lions put up three runs in their first at bat.
Junior Karina Rocha fought back with a two-run home run.
Later in the game, senior Taylor Fogle hit another home run, which brought ASU within two runs to make it a 5-3 game. 
Commerce gained two more runs to make the score 7-3 and ended the game and series.
The Belles moved to a record of 24-13 overall and 10-10 in the Lone Star Conference.

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