The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will travel to Austin on Thursday evening to take on the No. 15 Texas Longhorns in a pair of midweek games. The first game is set to begin at 5 PM with the second following immediately after at McCombs Field.
TAMUCC comes into the game with a 19-10 record on the year with a win over a Top 25 team already under their belt. They beat the Aggies of Texas A&M earlier this season in the first game of a doubleheader in College Station. TAMU was ranked No. 21 at the time and has since moved up to the No. 17 in the polls. Texas comes into the game with a record of 23-6 after beating some of the top competition in the nation this past weekend at the Judi Garman Classic.
Centerfielder Cassie Redman leads the team in hitting with a .408 average this season. She has one double, one home run, seven RBI and 19 runs scored in 71 at-bats for TAMUCC. She is followed by Hannah Schwarz with a .386 average and 15 RBI.
Tops on the team in the RBI department is Caley Jeter, the Islanders starting second baseman. She has 22 on the season while Brittany Tucker is close behind with 21 this year. Tucker leads the team with six home runs with Margo Hurdt is right behind her at five on the season.
In four games against the Longhorns last season, the Islanders went 1-3 while being the first team of the season to shut them out, winning 5-0 in their first meeting of the year. TAMUCC just missed a complete comeback in the second game of the day in Corpus Christi. In the two games at Austin, the Islanders led in the seventh inning of both games before eventually falling to the Longhorns.
Live audio and stats will be available through www.GoIslanders.com as Mike Vamosi will call the action from the state capital.