Celina Felix hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to lift the Texas Longhorns softball team to their fifth straight win, defeating the UTSA Roadrunners 3-2 on Wednesday night in San Antonio.
Felix went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored. Erin Shireman and Kelli Hanzel were the only other Longhorns to get hits in the game. Holly Kern did pick up an RBI on a sacrifice fly to score Stephanie Wong in the third inning.
Kristen Clark (2-1) picked up her second win of the season as she allowed two runs on six hits while striking out a career-high nine batters.
After the Longhorns went up 1-0 through three innings, Texas doubled the lead in the fourth with a Felix single to right center which drove home Hanzel.
The Roadrunners were able to cut the lead to 2-1 on a home run by Tess Soefje in the bottom of the fourth. UTSA tied the game in the sixth on another solo homer, this time by Kendall Burton. She also had a double in the game as she went 2-for-3 on the day.
After Felix put the Longhorns back up a run with her seventh-inning homer, the Roadrunners nearly rallied with two outs in the bottom of the inning. A walk and a single put runners on first and second. Another walk loaded the bases, but an inning-ending fielder’s choice put the game away.
Texas will now turn its attention to Big 12 action this weekend as they face Texas Tech at home beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday.
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