SCAC Softball Recap - Week Six

SCAC Softball Recap - Week Six

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - League play began for six of the seven softball teams in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Second-ranked Texas Lutheran University moved to the top of the standings with a four-game sweep of the University of Dallas. The Bulldogs outscored the Crusader 37-7 in the games and moved to 11-1 on the season.

Schreiner University and Trinity University each moved to 3-1 in conference action.

The Mountaineers took the first three games in a series against Southwestern University, with pitcher Hannah Ortiz moving to 7-0 on the season after picking up a pair of wins. Ortiz currently holds the best record in the league and is second in earned run average, 1.39.

Southwestern earned a win in the final game of the series after an offensive explosion. The Pirates defeated Schreiner 14-9 in the game, scoring all of their runs between the third and fifth innings, including a seven-run fourth.

After the weekend, Schreiner moved to 10-3-1 on the season, while Southwestern sits at 9-7.

Trinity and Centenary College split their games on Saturday, but the Tigers were able to sweep Sunday's contests to pick up the series win. In Sunday's second game, Trinity got down 9-7 heading into the seventh inning before the Tigers' starting pitcher Adrienne Edwards had a three-run homer that eventually secured the win.

Trinity moved to 9-3 on the season and Centenary dropped to 7-6.

This Week's Leaders:

*Batting Average (.667): Madison Mahaffey, Austin College (4-6); Lauren Mara, Austin College (4-6)
Hits (8): Rebecca Berreth, Trinity; Kyla Lockley, Texas Lutheran
Runs Scored (6): Gabriella Acuna, Schreiner; Adrienne Edwards, Trinity; Kyla Lockley, Texas Lutheran
Doubles (3): Rebecca Berreth, Trinity; Adrienne Edwards, Trinity; Cassie Roche, Texas Lutheran
Triples (1): Ashley Mayorga, Austin College; Grace Phelps, Southwestern; Ashton Vasquez, Schreiner
Home Runs (2): Stephanie Crumrine, Trinity
Runs Batted In (7): Kelsie McEachern, Texas Lutheran
Steals (4): Kelsey Ancelot, Centenary; McKay Bloxham, Texas Lutheran

Innings Pitched (16.2): Allie Holbrook, Trinity
Strikeouts (20): Maitlin Raycroft, Texas Lutheran
Wins (2): Allie Holbrook, Trinity; Hannah Ortiz, Schreiner; Maitlin Raycroft, Texas Lutheran
Saves (1): Kelsie Stone, Texas Lutheran; Brooke Tomalty, Southwestern
+Earned Run Average (0.00): Kelsie Stone, Texas Lutheran (8.0 IP)

*minimum of 2.5 plate appearances per game
+minimum of 1.0 innings pitched per team game

For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below: 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
Tue. 6 Austin College 3 Belhaven 17 Final - 5 innings
  Austin College 11 Belhaven 12 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) 0 Mary Hardin-Baylor 6 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor 4 Final
  Centenary (La.) 0 Texas-Tyler 8 Final - 5 innings
Fri. 9 Texas Lutheran * 9 Dallas 4 Final
  Texas Lutheran * 8 Dallas 2 Final
Sat. 10 Texas Lutheran * 8 Dallas 0 Final - 5 innings
  Southwestern (Tex.) * 2 Schreiner 4 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 5 Centenary (La.) 3 Final
  Texas Lutheran * 12 Dallas 1 Final - 5 innings
  Southwestern (Tex.) * 3 Schreiner 4 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 3 Centenary (La.) 4 Final
Sun. 11 Southwestern (Tex.) * 3 Schreiner 5 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) * 14 Schreiner 9 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 5 Centenary (La.) 1 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 11 Centenary (La.) 9 Final
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