ISLANDER SOFTBALL OPENS NICHOLLS SERIES WITH 3-0 WIN

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team picked up another Southland Conference win on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader with Nicholls. The Islanders took a 3-0 final over the Colonels with the second game of the day to follow.

TAMUCC improves to 17-7 on the season and 4-3 in Southland games. The Colonels move to 10-6 on the year with an identical 4-3 Southland record. Elena Crabtree picked up her 10th win of the season to improve to 10-2 after shutting out the Colonels while allowing just three hits and striking out four while walking none.

Through the first three innings, neither team was able to do anything offensively as it remained scoreless until the Islanders broke through in the bottom of the fourth. Meagan McKinney started the inning with a walk and stole second base to move into scoring position. After a pair of outs, Margo Hurdt put the Islanders on the scoreboard with a single to right field. Lauren Dodson followed that up with an RBI double to center field to score Hurdt and make it 2-0 in favor of TAMUCC.

The Islanders added to the lead in the sixth when Brittany Tucker led off the inning with a double to center field. Kyrie Panter came on to pinch run for Tucker and advanced to third when Hurdt hit a fly out to right field. Panter then came home to score and make it 3-0 on an illegal pitch by the Colonels' Lacey Gros.

Cassie Redman was the only Islander with two hits while Caley Jeter, Tucker, Hurdt and Dodson each had one. Tucker and Dodson had the only two RBI for TAMUCC.

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