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Longhorns win 14th straight with sweep of Iowa State

American-Statesman Staff
Texas' Janae Jefferson watches the Texas Tech pitcher during a game in early April. Jefferson doubled and drove home a run in the series finale win over Iowa State on Saturday.

Shea O'Leary improved to 9-0 as the No. 7 Texas softball team completed the sweep against Iowa State with a 10-0 win in six innings in Ames, Iowa on Sunday

McKenzie Parker, Mary Iakopo and Colleeen Sullivan each homered for the Longhorns, helping lift Texas to its 14th straight win and a 31-3 overall record. They're 6-0 in the Big 12. 

O'Leary gave up just two hits and struck out six in the shutout victory.

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The Longhorns dominated with eight extra-base hits. Sullivan led the way as she went 3-for-4 with two doubles to go with her home run. She drove in four runs. 

Parker drove home two runs and scored three times. Iakopo added a double after hitting a home run in the first inning. She fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle and scored twice. 

Janae Jefferson doubled and drove in a run. 

On Saturday night, the Longhorns took an 11-5 win to clinch the series over the Cyclones.

Jefferson hit a home run in the first inning to put Texas on the road to victory. She finished with three RBIs as did Shannon Rhodes. 

Lauren Burke went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Parker went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored.

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The Longhorns scored a run in every inning but the fifth. A five-run third inning powered the squad to an easy win.

Molly Jacobsen pitched four innings, improving to 12-2 overall after allowing four earned runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts.