Texas' Tiarra Davis (2) pitches against Tulsa during the Texas Invitational softball tournament at McCombs Field, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Softball

Longhorns fall in opener of Rainbow Wahine Classic

Posted March 16th, 2016

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Despite striking out 13 batters in a complete game effort, Tiarra Davis and the Texas Longhorns softball team fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes 1-0 at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii late Wednesday.

A single up the middle in the sixth inning by Mallory Kilian provided all of the offense the Hawkeyes needed as Kaitlyn Mullarkey scored from second base. Mullarkey reached base after getting hit by a pitch from Davis to lead off the inning. She then stole second base to set up the game-winning run.

Elizabeth Wiegand (4-3) picked up the win as she allowed no runs on six hits through seven innings while striking out five batters. Davis (10-4) suffered her fourth loss of the year despite giving up just two hits in the game and tying a career-high in strikeouts. She also walked three and threw a wild pitch.

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Stephanie Wong, Celina Felix and Reagan Hathaway combined to go 4-for-9 from the 2-3-4 part of the batting order, but it wasn’t enough to bring any runs home for Texas (16-5). Davis and Erin Shireman were the only other Longhorns to get a hit in the game.

The Longhorns will once again face Iowa (7-13) at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday followed by a contest with tournament host Hawaii at 11 p.m. They’ll close out the Rainbow Wahine Classic with two more games against Hawaii on Friday and Saturday.

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