SCAC Softball Recap - Week Ten

SCAC Softball Recap - Week Ten

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Despite weather causing a shift in the schedule and the cancellation or postponement of a few games, league teams were still able to squeeze in nine conference contests as SCAC softball enters the stretch run with just two regular season weekends remaining.

Austin College (1-28, 1-17) and Dallas (7-25, 2-16) saw its opening doubleheader of a four-game set postponed due to weather, but the 'Roos earned their first win of the season as the teams split the closing twin bill on Sunday. For Austin College, it marked the first SCAC win since 2017. AC took game one, 10-8, after the 'Roos scored at least one run in the opening five innings, including three in the first. Cassidy McDaris led the way at the plate for Austin College in the win, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored. Jordan Proctor picked up the win in the circle, pitching a complete game, allowing just three earned runs. In game two, Dallas rallied from a five-run deficit, scoring six in the bottom half of the fifth inning, and held on for a 6-5 victory. Katelyn Lazarek keyed the comeback for the Crusaders with a two RBI double to tie the game before scoring the go-ahead run with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Maggie Watts earned her first win of the season, pitching a clean 2.1 innings and allowing just one hit while striking out two.

Schreiner (15-17, 11-5) took three of four against Centenary (12-18, 9-7) in Kerrville, and are now just two wins shy of tying the school record for most SCAC wins in a season. The Mountaineers are 11-3 in their last 14 contests. Courtney Bigley was outstanding at the plate for Schreiner in the four-game set, going 5-for-10 with three extra base hits, five RBI, a run scored and the go-ahead two RBI home run to clinch the series in game four. Hannah Ortiz earned her third and fourth victories of the year in the circle for the Mountaineers, pitching two complete game shutouts, allowing just seven hits in 14 innings of work, while striking out nine. In the win for Centenary, Wendy Gillet drove in three runs, going 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored, and Hannah Scoggin picked up her fifth win of the season after a complete game effort with three strikeouts.

Southwestern (25-4, 12-3) swept Trinity (13-17, 7-8) in a weather shortened series, shutting out the Tigers in three consecutive games. The three-straight shutouts marked the first time since the 2012 season Southwestern has strung together three consecutive shutout victories. Katie Bricarell paced the Pirates offensively, batting .500 at the plate (4-for-8) with five RBI and a run scored. Bricarell now leads the SCAC in both runs batted in (28) and home runs (6). Lindsey Longuet was dominant in the circle for Southwestern earning her ninth and 10th wins of the season after pitching a pair of complete game shutouts. The junior allowed just two hits in 12.0 innings of work and struck out nine, including seven in the 2-0 opening series victory. Longuet now leads the SCAC in wins (10) and strikeouts (68) and is second in ERA (1.71).

In non-conference action, Texas Lutheran (21-7, 15-1) saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end after being swept by Mary Hardin-Baylor in a pair of games last Thursday.

SCAC softball heads into the final two weekends of the regular season with three conference series scheduled this week, Trinity hosts Centenary, Schreiner travels to Texas Lutheran and Austin College entertains Southwestern in Sherman.

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. 2 Sul Ross St. 5 Schreiner 3 Final
  Sul Ross St. 8 Schreiner 1 Final
  Our Lady of the Lake University 9 Trinity (Tex.) 1 Final - 5 innings
  Our Lady of the Lake University 6 Trinity (Tex.) 3 Final
Thu. 4 Texas Lutheran 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 6 Final
  Texas Lutheran 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor 2 Final
Fri. 5 Centenary (La.) * 0 Schreiner 4 Final
  Centenary (La.) * 5 Schreiner 4 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 0 Southwestern (Tex.) 2 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 0 Southwestern (Tex.) 2 Final
Sat. 6 Centenary (La.) * 0 Schreiner 1 Final
  Centenary (La.) * 1 Schreiner 3 Final
  Austin College *   Dallas   Cancelled
  Austin College *   Dallas   Cancelled
Sun. 7 Austin College * 10 Dallas 8 Final
  Austin College * 5 Dallas 6 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 0 Southwestern (Tex.) 9 Final - 5 innings
  Trinity (Tex.) *   Southwestern (Tex.)   Cancelled
* Conference

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