Friday, February 09, 2018

HBU Softball falls to Virginia in first game of McNeese Cowgirl Classic

Photo by Darla S Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly 
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LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA (February 9, 2018) The Houston Baptist University softball team kicked of their 2018 season at the Cowgirl Classic, hosted by McNeese State University, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Huskies took to the field at Cowgirl Diamond on Friday afternoon to face the Virginia Cavaliers; dropping a 3-1 decision.

First baseman Megan Hiers (shown right) was 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI to lead the Huskies. The sophomore, who played high school ball for Pearland (TX) High School, batted .231 in 40 games for the Huskies in 2017; scoring 14 run and tallying 12 RBI. The starting pitcher for HBU was Stephanie Buenrostro (Navarro JC, Houston, Texas), who pitched four inning, gave up three earned runs on two hits while striking out one, received the loss. Junior designated player Brooke Bushman (Ridge Point HS, Missouri City, Texas) and center fielder Kay Schroeder (Sealy HS, Sealy, Texas) also connected for single hits. The Huskies loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning with one out, hoping to put out the win, but all three runners were stranded to close out the game.

Virginia kicked of the tournament on Thursday, February 8 with a doubleheader against McNeese,dropping  both games 7-0 and 4-3. They are now 1-2 for the season.

Next up for the Huskies is a 12:30 p.m. match-up against Tulsa on Saturday, February 10.

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