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(Friday, April 24, 2015) — The TexAnn softball offense came up big in Friday’s doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico with 24 runs to seal a two game sweep in Portales, New Mexico, and Haley Freyman became to the fifth player in school history to win 18 games in a single season.
Friday’s opening game was Freyman’s 11th complete game, a league-leader of innings pitched. She allowed only four runs on seven hits and a pair of walks and two strikeouts. The TexAnns shut down Eastern New Mexico 8-4.
Offensively, Katelyn Conlee came up huge for Tarleton State in Game 1 with two hits, two runs and two RBIs in five at bats, Savannah Stech had two hits and two runs in three at bats, Melody Mayse had two hits, two runs and an RBI in four at bats, with Nyka Wood rounding out the leaders with three hits and an RBI in four trips to the batter’s box.
Game 2 started much closer than the end would have you believe, but it was the mighty TexAnn offense that carried them to victory, with Tarleton imposing their will on the Zias 16-5 in six innings Friday night.
While Tarleton scored fast, with Conlee leading they charge with a two-run homer in the opening inning. But Eastern New Mexico matched the TexAnns score for score through the third inning when the score was tied at 5-5 at the bottom of three. However, four runs by Tarleton in the fourth, backed up by Shelby Hedrick’s impressive pitching job from the mound – posting three no hit innings to finish the game in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Once again, Conlee led the TexAnns. She had three hits, three runs and two RBIs in five at bats, Mikayla Stogsdill had three hits, two runs and two RBIs in four at bats, Delaney Wayland had three hits, three runs and two RBIs in five trips to the plate and Lauren Powers had three hits and a run.