Texas infielder Janae Jefferson (2) races past second base against Boise State at McCombs Field on Feb., 9, 2019. Texas defeated Boise State 8-0. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Softball

Texas softball survives threat from Mavericks

Posted April 16th, 2019

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Singles by Kaitlyn Slack and Janae Jefferson helped lift the Texas softball team to a 4-3 win over UT-Arlington on Tuesday in Arlington.

Jefferson went 2-for-4 with the winning RBI while Slack drove in two runs to help Texas come back against the Mavericks.

Brooke Bolinger got the start, but had to reenter the game to pick up the save, her fourth of the season. Ariana Adams got the win, improving to 5-0 as she gave up one run on four hits in 1 2/3 innings. Bolinger pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on two hits while striking out three.

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Texas got on the scoreboard first on a error in the second inning, but the Mavericks came back to take a 2-1 lead in the third. Whitney Walton drove in a run and another scored on an error in the inning.

The scoreboard didn’t change again until Slack hit a two-run single to score Lauren Burke and Kaitlyn Washington in the sixth inning. Jefferson’s RBI single followed, scoring Slack.

After Adams surrendered a home run to KJ Murphy in the seventh, Bolinger came back into the game and got the final two outs.

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