Team sweeps ENMU to get above .500
The Javelina Softball team (22-21, 11-11 LSC) had a stellar outing before Easter weekend, sweeping the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds (18-33, 10-17 LSC) three games to none in dominant fashion.
Game one was highlighted by a Carlie Clark’s no-hitter from the circle, as the senior pitcher ripped through five innings for her third win of the season with one strikeout and four walks.
The Hoggies sticks were red hot from out of the gate, as the blue and gold were able to score at least one run in every inning of the short contest.
Rachael Longoria forced a walk to start things off in the bottom of the first.
Then a bunt laid down by Victoria Schoonard-Saborio, and a SAC bunt from Arabella Acosta-Cantu left two runners on base.
Roxy Chapa put the ball in play, and an error allowed the Javelinas to score the first run of the game.
In the inning to follow, the lead would increase by three runs, two of which would come from a two-run double from Schoonard-Saborio.
Inning three would see Haley Boyette add a run of her own, bringing in Randa Hatter and advancing Lauren Oatman to third.
Alexei Gonzalez would then SAC fly to put another run on the board for the Hogs, creating a 6-0 lead.
Hatter would then go yard in the final stanza with a runner on, to put the nail in the coffin at eight runs to none.
The following day, the Javelinas would remain too much to handle, routing the Greyhounds 14-3, and completing the series sweep in the second game, 3-0.
The Javelina offense exploded to open the first game of the doubleheader in the bottom of the first, as the blue and gold racked up a total of 12 runs on 10 hits and an error.
After the scoring frenzy, the Greyhounds would finally be scoreless no more, tacking on three runs in the third to boast, after hitting back-to-back RBI doubles, and a fielding error from the Hoggies.
However, the Javelinas would strike back to pad the lead in the fourth, from the bats of Roxy Chapa and Lauren Oatman, giving the final result, 14-3.
Sarah Gilbert held her own in the circle, earning the complete game and the win for her sixth dub of the season.
She struck out four, and only managed to walk two.
She also had a stellar night at the plate, batting 2-for-3 racking up an RBI.
Boyett, Schoonard-Saborio, and Chapa all ended up with two hits as well.
In the final game, the Javelinas had a low scoring affair that dragged out through all seven innings for the first time in the series.
A leadoff double from Boyett in the bottom of the second inning of game three set up for an eventual stolen third base.
An Eastern New Mexico throwing error would bring Boyett home in the following at-bat.
Fast forward three outs later and Oatman drew a walk that scored the second run of the game.
The Javelinas would then tack on the final run in the bottom of the sixth inning on yet another error from ENMU that advanced Lindsey Angelico to second.
Longoria would then add another hit to get Angelico to the dish, producing the 3-0 final score.
Breanna Smith earned her third shutout of the season, and notched five strikeouts in the process.
Up next, the Hogs will be facing the No. 6 ranked West Texas A&M Lady Buffs in Canyon, Texas, on April 21 at 7 p.m, and will finish the series the next day at 2 p.m.