October 25, 2009

ISLANDER SOFTBALL ENDS FALL BALL WITH TWO WINS OVER DUST DEVILS

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball ended their fall season with two impressive wins over Texas A&M-International winning 13-0 and 12-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Islander pitching and defense did the job with two shutouts and committing one error.

Sandy Schumann helped the team at the plate and in the field turning in a few defensive gems on the day.

"Today we were solid hitting the ball and playing good defense," said softball head coach Jake Schumann "Sandy Schumann would get a game ball today if we gave one out with her effort hitting line drives all over and playing great at third base," Schumann added.

In game one TAMUCC belted out 16 hits and scored 13 runs against Texas A&M-International. The Islanders widened the margin with a seven fun fifth inning, which the offense strung together six straight hits and nine base runners overall.

Alex Hutchinson was perfect in the circle through the first four innings before yielding the lone hit to the Dust Devils in the fifth.

Five Islanders had two-hits in the game combining for 10 of the 16 total. Caley Jeter and Lauren Dodson both scored three runs each.

Margo Hurdt and Cassie Redman tied for the team lead in the first game with three RBIs in the route.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi jumped right on the opposition immediately in the second game scoring five runs on three errors in the opening inning. Landry Moore capped the scoring in the first with a two out triple that scored two runs.

Hannah Schwarz dazzled in the field making a couple great catches on hard hit balls.

The Islanders offense continued in the 12-0 route to complete play for the fall.

"We accomplished what we wanted to today defensively and pitching, in addition a lot of kids got some playing time today," said Shumann.