Islanders victorious in Southland opener against UTSA

CORPUS CHRSITI, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team picked up the first Southland Conference win of the season on Tuesday afternoon, taking a 2-0 decision over UTSA in the first game of a doubleheader. Game two is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at Chapman Field.

The Islanders moved to 11-5 on the season and 1-0 in league play. UTSA is now 2-10 on the year and 0-1 in conference games.

Jordan Trujillo earned her sixth victory of the year, improving to 6-2 after throwing a complete-game three hitter against the Roadrunners. She struck out a career-high 10 batters while walking three and surrendering three hits.

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi only managed four hits of their own, but they were able to make them count by scoring an unearned run in the first inning and scoring one on a sacrifice fly by Caley Jeter in the third inning.

In the first inning, Cassie Redman started the threat with a one-out single and moved to second on a Jeter base hit. That brought Kacie Smith to the plate who hit a ground ball to the shortstop, reaching and advancing to second on an error while Jeter moved to third and Redman scored to make it 1-0 after one inning.

The Islanders added a run in the third inning as Hannah Schwarz laid down a bunt single and moved to third on a single up the middle by Redman. Jeter followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to make it a 2-0 game through three innings.

Trujillo took care of the rest, allowing just one hit after the first two innings to shutout the Roadrunners in the opening game of the Southland series. She recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts while walking three batters.

Redman led the team with two hits while scoring one of the runs. Schwarz scored the other run for the Islanders while she and Jeter each managed one hit for their team.

Live stats and video for game two at 3 p.m. is available by visiting www.GoIslanders.com.