After close losses to the No. 17 Texas Longhorns (UT 8, UTSA 7; UT 4, UTSA 3) in last Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Roadrunner softball team claimed two-out-of-three wins against the Lady Lions of Southeastern Louisiana this past weekend at Roadrunner field.
UTSA 10, Se. Louisiana 6
UTSA (12-24, 8-10) began the weekend series with a 10-6 win on Friday night. Junior pitcher Danye Holmes got the win behind a 10 run, 14 hit output by the Roadrunners. Holmes went five innings allowing nine hits, and six runs—five of which were earned.
Sophomore pitcher Morgan Luksa got her first save on the season, going two innings while allowing only two hits. Holmes helped herself by going 2-4 at the plate, with four RBIs and one home run. Kristin Kappler sent two balls over the fence en route to four RBIs. Senior outfielder Rudi Cantu and sophomore shortstop Caitlyn Ivy also contributed two and three hits and a walk each in the win.
UTSA 9, Se. Louisiana 6
In the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against Southeastern Louisiana (6-21, 2-11) the ‘Runners defeated the Lady Lions 9-6 behind six innings from junior pitcher Emily Humpal—Humpal threw 72 out of 108 pitches. UTSA found themselves all tied up coming into the bottom of the fifth before senior second baseman Kelly Cato delivered an RBI single that scored senior outfielder Chelsey Chapman.
Ivy also slugged her team-leading eleventh homer of the season in the inning, a two-run shot to center that gave the orange and blue a little more breathing room headed into the final innings. Luksa closed the door on the Lady Lions for her second save of the night.
Se. Louisiana 5, UTSA 2
In the series finale, the Roadrunners suffered their tenth conference loss of the season. UTSA was limited to five hits and two runs afforded by Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Kati Morse, who collected her first win of the season for the Lady Lions.
Morse pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out four. Roadrunner freshman Samantha Beeson gave UTSA their only runs on the day, a two-run gopher ball over the left-center wall—the first of her career.
UTSA travels to Conway, Arkansas to take on Southland Conference opponent Central Arkansas (14-24, 4-10) for a three game series April 10- 11.