AMK softball team falls to Midwestern State

AMK softball team falls to Midwestern State

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The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team came up just shy of stealing the final game of the Lone Star Conference series away from Midwestern State on Senior Day, losing 10-9. The Javelinas lost both of the pervious games on Friday April 13th, losing 10-7, and 17-13.
“This series was just how we thought it was going to be, just not the results we wanted,” said head coach Ricki Rothbauer.
The game marked the final home contest in the careers of four AMK players Yvette Berlanga, Kaycee Bryan, Beth Etter and Shonta Dobbins.
Game three lived up to the high-scoring standard set in the first two games of the series, AMK had 15 hits in the game.
It was action packed from the start as the Mustangs opened up with three runs to start the game. The Javelinas immediately responded with two runs in the bottom of the first to get their lead down to 3-2.
The Mustangs remained hot in the second and third innings, building their lead up to 8-2 going into the fourth. After going scoreless the previous two innings, the Javelinas erupted in the bottom of the fourth for one of their biggest innings of the year. The Javelinas scored six runs on seven hits to tie the game up at 8-8.
The Javelinas gave them a scare in the bottom of the seventh. Rose Stubbs’ single brought in Bailey Offill to put the Javelinas within a run at 10-9. The bases were loaded with just one out, but ultimately the Javelinas could not come up with the timely hits they needed to get the victory.
“We are always cabable of the comeback, but we just cant find that hit to gives us the lead,” said coach Rothbauer
The Javelinas had five players with at least two hits in the game. Offil went 3-for-3 with a run, two RBI’s and two doubles while Garner was 3-for-5 with two runs, an RBI and a double. Stubbs finished the weekend with two hits giving her a total of nine in the series.
The Javelinas will be in action today at Incarnate Word for a doubleheader starting at 3.