Texas' Reagan Hathaway(7) connects with the ball against Abilene Christian during the Texas Invitational softball tournament at McCombs Field, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Softball

Texas battles back to win at Rainbow Wahine Classic

Posted March 18th, 2016


The Texas Longhorns softball team scored two runs in the seventh inning to extend the game and eventually defeated Iowa 4-3 in eight innings at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii late Thursday.

Holly Kern doubled in the eighth inning to allow Reagan Hathaway to score the game-winning run after she had been placed on second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Devon Tunning. The win for the Longhorns (17-5) exacts a bit of revenge on the Hawkeyes who defeated Texas by a 1-run margin in Wednesday night’s Rainbow Wahine Classic opener.

Stephanie Ceo went 3-for-4 and had an RBI in the second inning that put the Longhorns up 1-0. Lindsey Stephens and Kern also finished with an RBI each.


With the Longhorns trailing 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Taylor McAllister singled and a throwing error allowed Rachel Scott to score on the play. Scott had entered the game as a pinch runner for Erin Shireman who had singled to start the inning. Ceo singled to advance Scott to second before McAllister came to the plate.

Stephens tied the game with a single to the left side to score Ceo from third base.

Paige von Sprecken (6-1) earned the win for Texas while Tiarra Davis picked up her first save of the season.

The Hawkeyes (7-15) put the Longhorns behind with a 3-run third inning to go up 3-1. Kaitlyn Mullarkey drove in two runs with an RBI triple in the inning. She later scored on a throw to second base which Sammi Gyerman stole.

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