Apr 20, 2013 6:37 PM
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Adela Gomez homered twice for the third time this season tying the single-season mark with her 11th home run of 2013 and Bailey Offill hit her first long ball of the seaso nbut it was not enough to overcome a 6-run sixth inning by No.-19 Midwestern State as Texas A&M-Kingsville dropped an 8-4 decision on Saturday.
The three home runs in a game were a season-high for the Javelinas.
Offill handed Kingsville (12-34, 2-21) a 1-0 lead in the top of the second as she belted a solo home run to left field.
Midwestern State (38-12, 15-7) took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second with a pair of unearned runs off Katrisha Arocha. With two away, Katelyn Vinson reached on a Javelina infield error. Christina Roosmalen made Kingsville pay as she belted left field.
The Hoggies quickly regained the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the third. With one away, Jaeleen Castro singled. Gomez, who posted back-to-back two homers outings against Abilene Christian, made it a 3-2 contest with a 2-run shot to left-center field.
With two outs in the fifth, Gomez struck again. This time the junior homered with the bases empty with a blast to left field.
The Javelinas maintained the lead until the costly sixth inning. After recording the first out of the season, Denise Arnold struckout Vinson for the apparent second out of the inning. The pitch on strike three got past catcher Kodie Garner for a passed ball. After Roosmalen singled up the middle, Chelsey Wall homered to straightaway center field to make it a 5-4 lead.
The Mustangs went on to add three more unearned runs in the inning with two away. Courtney Bingham drove in a run with single, while Kelsey Schaefer lined a two-run single to center.
Arocha and Arnold split the pitching duties with each tossing three innings. Arocha allowed a pair of unearned runs on three hits. Arnold was the hard-luck loser allowing six runs on six hits, but just two of the runs were earned. Each walked and fanned a batter.
The Javelina finished with 10 hits. Rose Stubbs and Gomez each had two hits. The Mustangs had nine hits with Jerrick, Roosmalen and Wall each had two hits.
Kingsville returns home to host Incarnate Word in a doubleheader on Tuesday at 5 p.m.. The first game will be a Lone Star Conference meeting, while the second game will be considered a non-conference game.
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