PIRATES DOMINATE AT TEXAS LUTHERAN IN FIRST ROAD TRIP
SEGUIN, Texas – The Southwestern Pirates were sharp on the road as the defeated the Bulldogs 4-1 and 20-3 in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon. The win's improve SU to 4-0 while Texas Lutheran drops to 1-3 overall.
In game one, Southwestern scored in the top of the first on an RBI single by first-year Haley Hughes to score lead off hitter Blair Wallace who reached on a walk.
Texas Lutheran tied it up with a run in the bottom of the fifth, but pinch hitter Aly Pulver broke it open in the top of the seventh with a two-run double. Senior Katelyn Gola delivered a perfect sacrifice bunt to bring in sophomore Amanda Ambrose for the third run of the inning.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Pavlicek sat down the Bulldogs in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the 4-1 win.
Game two started off in a different fashion with TLU scoring two in the bottom of the first and one in the bottom of the second to lead 3-0 after two. SU jumped into action in the top of the third and pushed three across the plate and contined to pile on the runs scoring one in the fourth, five in the sixth and an unprecedented 10 in the seventh.
Every Pirate 1-9 in the batting order scored in the seventh with Hughes scoring twice before the Bulldogs were able to secure even one out. After the dust had settled SU lead by 17, 20-3 and closed out the game by allowing one base runner in the bottom of the seventh.
Pulver was perfect at the plate on Sunday going 2-2 with one double and three RBI's. Hughes also had a big day going 5-9 with three RBI's and scoring four times.
Southwestern set five records in game two including hits (Hayley Hughes-4), at-bats (Kaitlyn Pavlicek-6), runs (Taylor Blair/Haley Hughes-4), most points by two teams (23) and widest margin of victory (17).
The Pirates return home for four games this weekend hosting Hardin-Simmons on Friday and ASC power Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday. The double-headers are set to begin at 1:00 each day.