Posted: Mar 22, 2013 10:51 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2013 11:10 PM
CANYON, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team fell 8-0 and 12-0 to No. 1 West Texas A&M in a Lone Star Conference doubleheader in Canyon.
The Javelinas are now 10-21 overall on the season and are 0-8 in the LSC. West Texas is 23-2 on the season and 7-1 in league play.
In the opening game, the contest was tight early as West Texas led just 2-0 after three innings. However, the Lady Buffs erupted for six runs in the fourth inning including a 3-run home run by Jessica Sipe and a solo home run by Allie Cranfill.
The Javelinas had runners in scoring position in three separate innings but could not cash in.
Rose Stubbs led the Javelinas with three of the team's four hits in the opener. Carynn Gonzales had the other hit. Katrisha Arocha (5-9) took the loss despite allowing just six hits Arocha, however, walked five in the contest while striking out five.
In the second game, the Lady Buffs scored seven times in the second and five in the third en route to the 12-0 win. WT had 11 hits and drew five walks in the game. Sipes drove in a game-high three runs, while three others had two RBI apiece.
Kingsville had just three hits in the game as Lex Cordova, Kodie Garner and Gonzales each had singles. Gonzales has now reached safely in 19 straight games which is a season-high besting Stubbs streak of 18 set earlier. Stubbs was held hitless in the second game marking just the fourth time that has happened this season.
Denise Arnold (5-11) suffered the loss in the second game.
The two teams close out their series tomorrow at 1 p.m.
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