SFA Run Rules Lamar To Take Series
March 17, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Angel White held the Lamar Lady Cardinals to three hits, while the bats of the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack softball team exploded for a season-high 14 hits, in an 11-2 run rule to claim the Southland Conference home-opening series 2-1 Sunday afternoon at the SFA Softball Complex.
White (3-10) picked her second conference win in as many days for SFA (8-18, 2-4 SLC), allowing just two unearned runs across six innings. The Sherman, Texas, native issued three walks, while striking out five LU (12-17, 3-3 SLC) batters in the run-rule-shortened victory. After scoring seven unanswered run in the series opener, White held the Lady Cardinals to three runs (one earned) in the final two games.
The 14 hits for the `Jacks, were thanks in large part to slap-hitters Alisa Hamilton and Nicole Wooten. Hamilton finished four-for-four with three singles and a run-rule capping double, while Nicole Wooten recorded three singles in a three-for-four showing. The eight and nine-hole hitters accounted for seven runs, as Hamilton picked up four RBI and a run scored and Wooten was plated twice in the game. The multi-hit performance is the third for Wooten's career in as many days. Wooten finished 7-for-11 in the series.
Elizabeth Arana also recorded a multi-hit outing. The Woodlands, Texas, native finished two-for-three, with two singles, an RBI and two runs scored.
After White retired the side to open the game, SFA took advantage of an LU error to score one in the bottom of the frame. Following an Arana walk, Lindsay Campbell laid down a bunt, resulting in a fielder's choice that failed to record an out, to put runners on first and second. Cadie Weaver also laid down a bunt, one batter later, as a fielder's choice throwing error from the Ashley McDowell allowed Arana to come in for and early 1-0 lead.
The lead would be short-lived, as the `Jacks made two errors in the top of the next inning to allow two unearned runs in the second.
White would keep the Lady Cardinals at bay the rest of the way as SFA scored seven unanswered runs to call the game in the bottom of the sixth.
The `Jacks will take their season-high two-game winning streak on the road for a midweek contest with Louisiana Tech in the conclusion of a home-and-home series against the Lady Techsters. SFA won 1-0 in the first meeting between the two teams, back on March 6, in a complete game shutout from White.