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Texas softball team falls to BYU 3-1

Posted April 1st, 2016

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BYU pitcher McKenna Bull limited Texas to one run and Ashley Thompson’s two-run homer helped the Cougars take the opener of a three-game series against Texas 3-1 on Friday night at McCombs field.

Bull, who is fifth in the NCAA in strikeouts, held Texas to five singles and struck out four with two walks.

UT’s Kristen Clark (1-1) gave up three earned runs on six hits with six walks. Longhorn Stephanie Wong went 2 for 3 and scored a run.

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The Cougars (20-12) have won three straight and six of its past eight games. Texas dropped to 20-9 and has lost three of its past four.

BYU’s Gordy Bravo led off the game with a single and Thompson gave the Bears the lead when she hit homer off Clark over the right field wall.

The Cougars loaded the bases in the third after a couple of singles and a walk and scored when Clark walked Madison Merrell.

Stephanie Wong knocked a single in the bottom half of the third and advanced to third on a single by Celina Felix. Devon Tunning hit a single to left that plated the only run for the Horns.

BYU loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Wong caught a fly ball in left and threw out a runner at home to end the threat.

The Longhorns went down in order against Bull in the seventh on a foul out, a fly ball to center and a liner to third.

 

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