The Javelinas (6-13, 0-8 LSC) lost four straight in the four game series this past weekend to the Commerce A&M Lions (16-7, 5-3 LSC) at John Cain Family Softball Field.
The first doubleheader between the two teams on Friday left TAMUK with a pair of heartbreaking defeats, losing 10-9 and 3-2.
In game one, the Javelinas took an early two run lead in the first inning with Victoria Schoonard-Saborio, who started the game off with a walk, and Haley Boyett, who scored on a double from Rachel Longoria.
In the fourth inning A&M Commerce burst for eight runs, putting them ahead 8-2. The Javelinas quickly responded with a bases-clearing double from Lauren Oatman putting the deficit to three at 8-5.
The Javelinas trailed 9-5 going into the sixth. A couple of clutch base hits from Schoonard-Saborio and Longoria, with some errors thrown in from A&M Commerce, tied the game at 9-9 in the sixth inning.
The lions had the last word winning the game in a walkoff, 10-9
The next game was a little less action-packed, but nevertheless exciting. A&M Commerce struck first in the first inning with two runs, and then scored one more in the second inning, giving them a 3-0 lead after two innings of play.
An RBI single by Boyett and an error in the fifth inning put the Javelinas behind by only one run. This time, they could not complete the full comeback as they did in the previous game losing the second game 3-2.
With two more games to be played, A&M Kingsville looked to put the two losses behind them, and split the series on Saturday.
In the first inning the Javelinas came out strong, putting up three runs in the first inning. A squeeze by Longoria plated the first run, with two more coming from Oatman and Karri Smith RBI singles.
Unfortunately, those were the only runs offense would produce, as the Javelinas fell in game one 10-3.
Game two of that day didn’t have a better outcome than game one, as the Javelinas lost 9-3.
The Lions scored six in the second inning; the Javelinas just couldn’t come back. Scoring only two runs in the third and one run in the sixth the offense wasn’t enough.
Despite the losses this weekend, two Texas A&M Kingsville players continued their on-base streaks. Roxy Chapa has gotten on base in 19 consecutive games, with her teammate Haley Boyett reaching base in 17 consecutive games.
Chapa and Boyett attempt to keep their streaks alive as the Javelinas face Cameron University this weekend in Kingsville. First pitch for Friday is scheduled at 5 p.m., with Saturday’s games expected to start at 2 p.m.
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