Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kirsten Schwirtlich hits 8th HR of season in HBU's loss to Central Arkansas

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

CONWAY, ARKANSAS (April 19, 2014) The Houston Baptist Huskies fell to below .500 in conference play on Saturday, April 19, 2014 as they lost a 5-1 decision to Central Arkansas on the road in Conway, Arkansas.

The Huskies’ only run came off a first inning home run by Kirstin Schwirtlich on a 1-2 pitch.

Sending the ball over the center field fence for her eighth round tripper of the season, the 5-6 sophomore from Corpus Christi, Texas was 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Right handed pitcher Emily Mueller receive the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out three.

For the third time in the series, HBU took the early lead but were unable to maintain the lead in the late innings.

With the loss, the Huskies fell to 16-23 in 2014 and 10-11 in Southland Conference play.

They are currently in sixth place in conference standings, one place behind Abilene Christian which is ineligible for posts season play.

McNeese State is currently at the top of the standings with a 15-5 conference record, followed by Sam Houston (13-7), Lamar (12-8) and Northwestern State (10-9).

HBU will play its final non-conference matchup of the season Wednesday, April 23 against the University of Houston.

The double header will be at Cougar Softball Stadium on the campus of the University ogf Houston with game times at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.



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