Feb. 23, 2014
DENTON, Texas – Stephen F. Austin softball could not get the bats going on Sunday morning as the Ladyjacks fell to Sam Houston State 11-2 in five innings at the Texas Shootout. That game was scheduled to be SFA’s final game at the tournament, but instead the Ladyjacks and North Texas completed their game that was prematurely called by the umpire on Saturday evening as well and lost 13-4.
Against the Bearkats, SFA (6-9) fell behind early with Sam Houston State posting six runs in the top of the first inning. The Ladyjacks would try to chip into the lead with two runs, but that was all the scoring SFA could muster as the Bearkats had another big inning in the fifth with four more runs to go up 11-2.
The Ladyjacks posted eight hits against Sam Houston State, but it was not enough with the Bearkats netting 14 hits led by Sarah Allison’s two home runs.
Saturday night’s game against North Texas was called prematurely following the fifth inning with the Ladyjacks trailing 8-1. The run-rule would not have been in play with SFA down seven runs rather than eight. That game was restarted in the sixth inning and completed on Sunday following the loss to SHSU.
The Ladyjacks held UNT in the sixth and could not score themselves. In the seventh inning, the Mean Green posted five runs on seven hits and an error by SFA. The Ladyjacks scored three runs in the bottom of the inning but the deficit was too much to overcome.
For the weekend, SFA went 3-2 with victories over Sam Houston State, Prairie View A&M and Abilene Christian.
SFA will play its home opener on Wednesday when the Ladyjacks take on Texas Southern at 4 p.m. Tickets are just $4 for adults and $3 for children. SFA students and children ages 8 and under get in free.