Texans return to win column with victory over Presbyterian


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tarleton State snapped their six-game skid with a 6-2 win over the Scotsman of Presbyterian College.

The Texans outhit the Scotsman 8-3 as the Purple and White led wire to wire on Saturday morning.

The game remained scoreless through the first three innings as the two teams left a combined eight runners on.

Tarleton State got the scoring started in the bottom of the fourth as Kayla Wallace doubled to center scoring Kelci Hill and Ashlee LaRue. Kelci Hill reached base with a bunt single while LaRue reached with a walk following a seven-pitch at-bat. She then stole second and moved to third as Hayden Fox flew out to right field.

Presbyterian got on the board in the top of the fifth as Lanie Ruscoe stole home making it 2-1 Texans.

In the bottom of the frame, Tarleton State put up a three-spot to extend the lead to 5-1. Tristyn Trull scored the Texans third run of the game as Bella Hernandez reached on an error by the first baseman. Wallace then drove in two more runs as she singled through the right side scoring Hernandez and Jordan Dickerson.

The Scotsman put up their final run in the top of the sixth as Maddi Wood singled up the middle scoring Kaitlyn Tucker making it 5-2.

In the bottom of the inning, the Texans tacked on their final run as Austin Germain homered down the left field line giving Tarleton State a 6-2 lead.

Presbyterian went quiet in the top of the seventh as they went three up three down.

Kendall Daniel (2-2) earned her second win of the season as she went 4.1 innings giving up just one run on two hits, striking out two and walking three. Junior transfer Kynlee Marquez closed things out for the Texans going the final 2.2 innings giving up one run on one hit, striking out one and walking two.

Jenna Greene (3-6), a grad student took her sixth loss of the season after going 4.0 inning as she gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits, striking out four and walking seven. Kasey Wolfe went the final 2.0 innings giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits and walked one.

The Texans will be back in action on Sunday for their final game of the weekend with Marist at 8 a.m. CT after the second game with Presbyterian on Saturday was canceled due to incoming weather.

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