The Sam Houston State softball team continued to roll as they run-ruled Texas Southern 8-0 in a non-conference matchup in Huntsville Wednesday.
Shortstop Tiffany Castillo, catcher Ashley Isbell and third baseman Angelica Gonzalez all had two hits and drove in four of the Bearkats’ eight runs. The Bearkats are now 29-19 on the season while the Tigers dropped their season record to 30-14.
SHSU is third in Southland Conference standings behind McNeese State and Northwestern State with a 14-7 league record.
Shelby Lancaster was in the circle for the Bearkats and threw all five innings, allowing only five hits and striking out three. The game was her 12th complete game of the season, and she now sports a 10-7 season record.
First baseman Alyssa Gregg provided the walk-off double in the bottom of the fifth inning that scored Gonzalez and second baseman Alyssa Coggins, who were on base with consecutive base hits.
Castillo blasted a ball over center field to put the Bearkats up 5-0 in the third inning. The homerun was Castillo’s seventh of the season.
Rebecca Villareal was the starting pitcher for the Tigers and lasted only two innings, giving up five runs.
Since the Bearkats will face Southland Conference leaders McNeese State this Saturday and Sunday in Huntsville, head coach Bob Brock stressed the importance of resting some of his starters.
“It was great to see some of the younger players have the opportunity to have some success and they came through,” Brock said on gobearkats.com.
The Cowgirls’ 16-3 SLC record has them atop the SLC.
The series will be the Berakats’ final home series of the 2013 regular season, which will come to an end next weekend.
SHSU faces Northwestern State in a three game series in Louisiana.
The series against NcNeese State will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. for a double-header and conclude on Sunday starting at 1 p.m.