Rambelles win two games and power back into the Top 25
‘Belles win third game in series with a double
Published: Friday, April 5, 2013
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013 16:04
The Rambelles are back in the top 25 rankings standing at 23 after taking two out of three games against No. 2 West Texas A&M.
After a 9-6 loss to start the series, the Rambelles won games two and three by scores of 8-6 and 4-3 respectively.
Junior pitcher Sandra Serna was a co-winner of the Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week Award after her performance against the then No. 1 West Texas A&M.
Serna held West Texas A&M, the second best slugging team in the nation, to a .231 average and a 3.82 earned-run average over 11 innings pitched.
Serna started game two and was tagged for six runs, five of which were earned, but managed to earn the win with a Rambelles offense exploding for eight runs.
Then in the third game, she came in to relieve senior Mary Kate McKay and threw for four innings of three-hit ball, pitched out of two bases-loaded situations and allowed just one run off of a solo homer in the fifth inning.
Senior catcher Kacie Easley continued to show she has a knack for the dramatic clutch play.
Two weeks ago, she threw out a base runner that ended the inning with a runner at third and St. Edward’s best batter was at the plate with the Rambelles ahead by one.
Against West Texas A&M in game two, Easley showed her hitting skills by getting two hits and batting a runner in.
Then, in game three, it is the bottom of the seventh with one out and junior Morgan Spearman on second base.
The score is 3-2 in favor of West Texas A&M and in this do-or-die moment, the mighty Kacie Easley is at the plate.
The pitch is away, Easley swings, the bat connects, and the ball is gone over the left field fence, and the Rambelles walk it off with a 4-3 win.
That’s why the Rambelles are back in the top 25.
The Rambelles’ next opponent is the University of the Incarnate Word for a three game series with the first game Friday at 7 p.m.