CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team recently completed its fall schedule with a doubleheader split against the Texas A&M - International Dustdevils on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Chapman Field. The Islanders won the first game by a 14-3 margin in five innings before losing a tough 6-5 final in the second game.
A&M - Corpus Christi finishes the fall schedule with a 6-1-1 record in preparation for the upcoming spring season. Jordan Trujillo picked up the win in game one after throwing six innings, giving up just three runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts. She also pitched the seventh inning of game two and did not allow a base runner. Vianca Pesina started game two and took the loss after giving up three runs while Constance Brandenburg pitched five innings in relief, giving up three runs on five hits and one walk as well as striking out five batters.
In the opening game, both teams were scoreless in the first inning before the Islanders put up three runs in the second. Meagan McKinney opened the bottom half by reaching on a hit-by-pitch and moved to second on a sac bunt from Lauren Dodson. Kacie Smith drew a walk to put runners on first and second ahead of a two-RBI double from catcher Laura Phillips to open the scoring at 2-0. Sandy Schumann drove in Phillips with an RBI-single to make it 3-0 before being thrown out running the bases.
After A&M - International scored a run in the top of the third, A&M - Corpus Christi added four more in the bottom half of the inning to put the game out of reach. Cassie Redman started the action with a single and scored on a RBI by Caley Jeter. McKinney then reached on a single to put runners on first and second ahead of a three-run home run by Dodson to make it a 7-1 game.
Jeter added to the lead with a three-run homer in the fourth, her first as a Islander, and Schumann put the exclamation point on the game with another three-run shot . When the dust settled, the Islanders had taken a 14-3 victory on the front end of the doubleheader.
In game two, A&M - Corpus Christi fell behind early before mounting a comeback with two runs in the third and two in the fifth to make it 6-4 heading into the seventh. The Islanders were only able to get one run back in the final inning and came up just short at 6-5.
Including the split against the Dustdevils, A&M - Corpus Christi finished the fall 6-1-1 with two wins each over St. Edward's and Alvin Community College as well as a win over Blinn College and a tie against Galveston College.
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