Texas’s dropped to 0-3 in Big 12 play as Oklahoma State rallied to a 10-9 extra-inning win on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla.
Texas had two chances to close out this road test, but the Cowgirls (22-11, 3-0) overcame an 8-3 hole in the seventh inning and a 9-8 deficit in the eighth. Although Texas collected a season-high 14 hits, it was Oklahoma State’s Vanessa Shippy who won the game with a walk-off single in the eighth inning.
The one-run loss — Texas’ third of the three-game series — spoiled a record-tying performance from freshman catcher Taylor Ellsworth.
Batting in the clean-up spot for the Longhorns, Ellsworth went 5 for 5 with four singles and a double. Those five hits tied a Texas single-game mark set by Taylor Thom in 2011 against Texas Tech.
— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) March 26, 2017
Ellsworth arrived at Texas in January after deciding to skip the second half of her senior year at Georgetown High. Sunday’s five-hit effort boosted her batting average to .550, which leads the Longhorns by a healthy margin. Ellsworth also drove in two runs in Stillwater.
Texas (17-14) has three non-conference games on next week’s schedule. The Longhorns are at UTSA on Wednesday before Houston comes to town for a Sunday double-header.
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