TexAnns, Cameron win two each in LSC softball series

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Two home runs over the weekend give Erika Menchaca, a sophomore from Burleson, the team lead with eight on the season. || Courtesy NATHAN BURAL/Tarleton

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(April 13, 2015) — Tarleton State (22-18, 9-9) rallied in the seventh inning on Friday and held off a late charge by Cameron (29-12, 11-9) on Saturday to win the nightcaps of two doubleheaders and split its four-game Lone Star Conference softball series with the Aggies in Lawton, Oklahoma.

The TexAnns trailed 4-3 and were three outs from being swept when the nightcap of Friday’s doubleheader reached the seventh inning. But Nyka Wood, who was 2-for-3, unloaded a 3-run double to left center field and the TexAnns added an unearned run on an error to score four times in their final at bat and win 7-4.


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Melody Mayse was 3-for-4 with three runs while Wood had four total RBIs.

The TexAnns built a 6-2 lead then held on despite Cameron scoring the final three runs in Saturday’s nightcap.

Taylor Fitzgerald had a two-run double before Delaney Wayland stole home in the second inning to give Tarleton the lead for good. Erika Menchaca had a 2-run home run, her second of the series and team-leading eighth of the season, in the fourth. Wood, who was 2-for-4, added an RBI single in the fourth. Savannah Stech was 2-for-3 and Mikayla Stogsdill 2-for-4 for the TexAnns.

Cameron won the opening games of each doubleheader, 4-3 on Friday and 6-1 on Saturday.

Tarleton struck first in the series opener on the seventh home run of the year by Conlee, a two-run blast to right center in the top of the fourth. But an unearned run in the sixth was all the TexAnns could produce the rest of the afternoon.


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Cameron scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Tarleton’s only run came on a solo shot by Menchaca in the top of the sixth.

Cameron remains third in the Lone Star Conference, while Tarleton is sixth, just a half game behind fifth-place Angelo State.

The TexAnns are back home this weekend for a four-game set with Texas A&M-Kingsville. Doubleheaders begin at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Tarleton Softball Complex.

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