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Texas athletic trainer Kim Detwiler speaks to pitcher Erica Wright, far right, during the second day of practice for the 2017 season at McCombs Field Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Softball

Longhorns softball team sweeps doubleheader in Fullerton

Posted March 18th, 2017

A three-run first inning and a one-hitter by Erica Wright helped the Longhorns softball team complete a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader with Cal State Fullerton (14-15) in Fullerton, Calif.

The Longhorns defeated Cal State Fullerton 4-0 in the second game of the doubleheader after a 10-1 win earlier in the day.

Wright improved to 3-2 as she gave up no runs on just one hit through seven innings while striking out seven. She walked just two in the game and took a no-hitter to the seventh before allowing a single with one out.

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Reagan Hathaway was 1 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI double while Randel Leahy was 1 for 3 with a two-run single.

Hathaway doubled to scored Devon Tunning in the first before Leahy’s RBI single drove home Hathaway and Wong.

Kaitlyn Slack bunted for a single which scored Hathaway in the fifth to provide insurance.

The Longhorns (16-11) pounded out 11 hits on the way to winning 10-1 in six innings in Saturday’s first game.

Leahy was 2 for 3 with a double and four runs batted in, while Kaitlyn Washington was 1 for 1 with a double and two RBIs to power the Horns’ offense.

Tiarra Davis (3-5) picked up her third win, allowing one run on three hits through five innings. She struck out seven on the way to her 50th career win for the Longhorns.

The Longhorns softball team next has a midweek contest hosting McNeese State at 4 p.m. Wednesday before starting Big 12 play next weekend.

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