Texas players celebrate during a game against Wichita State at McCombs Field in Austin on Feb. 6, 2020. [LOLA GOMEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas softball team takes wins by walk-off and run-rule at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

Posted February 14th, 2020

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The Texas softball team had a walk-off win and a run-rule victory at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico on Friday.

The Longhorns trailed by a pair of runs heading into the bottom of the final inning before two homers and a walk-off double kept them undefeated with a 3-2 win over Utah. In their second game, the Longhorns beat Tennessee 11-0 in five innings.

Colleen Sullivan doubled to right center field to bring Janae Jefferson home for the winning run in the first game.

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The win made the No. 6 Longhorns 8-0 and handed Utah its first loss of the season.

Ariana Adams picked up the win, not giving up a hit in 1 1/3 innings to keep the lead at 2-0 for Utah.

The Utes took the lead in the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice before a ground out made it 2-0 in the fifth.

Kaitlyn Slack gave the Longhorns life with a solo home run to start the seventh inning.

Reagan Hathaway then tied the game in the next at-bat with a home run of her own.

After Jefferson singled to get on base, she was bunted over to second by Shannon Rhodes, setting up Sullivan’s winning RBI double.

Jefferson went 2 for 3 with a double. Sullivan also went 2 for 3 for Texas.

Texas dominated from the jump against Tennessee, scoring eight runs in the opening inning.

Mary Iakopo and Kaitlyn Washington each went 2 for 2 with a run scored. Iakopo hit a double and drove in two runs.

Courtney Day also had two RBIs as she went 1 for 2 with two runs scored and a home run. Hathaway tripled and scored a run for Texas. Jefferson finished with two runs scored and an RBI.

Nine Longhorns scored at least a run to help Texas improve to 9-0. Tennessee fell to 5-2.

Miranda Elish picked up the shutout win, allowing just one hit in five innings.

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