Texas batter Mary Iakopo (33) connects for a ground out against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi during an NCAA softball game at McCombs Field, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. [Stephen Spillman/for Statesman]

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Texas softball hits four homers in win over Texas State

Posted April 3rd, 2019

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A three-run home run by Mary Iakopo ended the game early as the Texas softball team defeated Texas State 10-0 in six innings at McCombs Field on Wednesday night.

Iakopo led the offensive attack for a Texas team that produced four home runs on the night. Iakopo had two of them as she went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Her second home run ended the game due to the run rule. That makes 14 run-rule wins for Texas this season, tying the school record set in 2011 and 2014.

Miranda Elish also hit a home run as she went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Bekah Alcozer accounted for the other home run for Texas (32-8), going 1-for-2 with a run scored and three RBIs.

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Janae Jefferson, Kaitlyn Washington and Shannon Rhodes each had two hits in the game. Jefferson scored twice while Washington scored a run and Rhodes had an RBI.

Shea O’Leary bounced back from her only loss of the season with a shutout. She gave up just two hits to the Bobcats (19-16) and struck out two to improve to 12-1.

Elish hit a two-run homer in the first inning before Iakopo hit her first home run in the second inning.

Rhodes drove in a run in the fifth before the Longhorns closed things out in the sixth. Three-run shots by Alcozer and Iakopo sealed the win for Texas.

The Texas softball team next takes on Texas Tech in a three-game series in Lubbock beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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