The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelina Softball team had an outstanding performance last week as they were able to sweep the Rams of Huston-Tilloston University in a doubleheader winning both games 9-1, 8-0 in 5 innings.
In game 1, sophomore pitcher Carlie Clark had the best performance so far of her season as she was able to pitch a career high of recording 9 strikeouts just missing the mark of tying her record from last season with 10 strikeouts.
“Carlie recorded 9 pitches in and out innings and the sports information director said that she did not throw her first ball until her 18th pitch which is just outstanding and I know she has more to show especially when we begin to play against the conference opponents,” said head softball coach Betsy Dean.
This game was definitely what the team needed as a confidence booster because next week they will really test their skills when they travel to San Angelo to take on the Rambelles who are on top of their game so far this season with an 11-1 record overall.
“I told our girls to go into the game as if we are playing the toughest opponent in the conference which is probably going to be Angelo State or West Texas A&M but we will be ready to really test our skills,” said Dean.
In game 2, freshman pitcher Bella Rosas started off the way Clark did from game 1 and that was striking out the first 4 batters from the Rams lineup. Rosas totaled 7 strikeouts to pick up the win in game 2 and shutting down the Rams 8-0.
“I was very pleased to see what Bella can bring to the mound and she did awesome as the defense backed her up we were able to return the favor by letting our bats do the work and put runs on the scoreboard,” said Dean.
Clark now moves to (2-1) and Rosas goes to (1-2) for the season as they get prepared to take on San Angelo for their first Lone Star Conference series next week on Friday and Saturday for 2 doubleheaders on February 27 and 28.
The Hogs (6-5) overall will return to Vernie and Blanche Hubert Field to take on Texas A&M University-Commerce for two twin bills to begin on March 6, with the first game beginning at 4 p.m. and on March 7, with that game to begin at 1 p.m.