Texas infielder Janae Jefferson (2) attempts to steal second base against Incarnate Word in Austin on Feb. 9, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Softball

Texas softball cruises to shutout win over Texas Southern

Posted April 25th, 2018

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A four-run sixth inning put the finishing touches on a 6-0 Texas softball win over Texas Southern at McCombs Field on Wednesday night.

Wet weather delayed the start of the game for a few hours, but Texas eventually came away with the win.

Janae Jefferson went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and two RBIs from the leadoff spot. Kaitlyn Washington also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

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Paige von Sprecken picked up the save as three Longhorns pitchers contributed to the shutout. Erica Wright started and allowed one hit in three innings. Kristen Clark pitched two innings and surrendered just two hits to earn the win. Von Sprecken finished off the game, allowing just one hit over two innings.

Von Sprecken also contributed at the plate, hitting a double, scoring a run and driving in another.

Taylor Ellsworth and Randel Leahy each drove in a run for Texas.

Texas held a two-run lead entering the sixth when Jefferson doubled to score Kaitlyn Slack and Malory Schattle. Slack doubled earlier in the inning while Schattle drew a walk.

Jefferson scored on a double by von Sprecken one at-bat later to make it 5-0.

The win halted a two-game losing skid and gets Texas back into the win column ahead of a series with No. 3 Oklahoma beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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