Texas' Erica Wright (20) pitches against Houston during a NCAA softball game at McCombs Field, Sunday, April. 2, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Softball

Longhorns softball team shuts out North Texas

Posted April 26th, 2017

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Bekah Alcozer homered and Celina Felix knocked in two runs as the Texas Longhorns softball team shut out North Texas 6-0 on Wednesday at McCombs Field.

Erica Wright (5-5) struck out six and picked up her fifth win of the season. She allowed four hits and walked three through six innings.

“I thought it was good to get Erica some work tonight,” Texas head coach Connie Clark said. “We were planning to go three deep or so with the rotation, but she was just dealing and getting into a rhythm.”

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Brooke Bolinger pitched a perfect seventh inning for Texas (26-20), striking out two.

Kaitlyn Washington scored two runs for Texas as she went 1 for 1 from the plate.

Alcozer was 1 for 2 with a run scored, a walk and two RBIs while Felix finished 1 for 3 with two RBIs.

The game was scoreless through two innings before the Longhorns put up two runs in the third. Felix drove in two runs on a two-out triple to put Texas up.

The Longhorns broke the game open with a four-run fifth inning, highlighted by Alcozer’s two-run homer with two outs.

Paige von Sprecken reached base on a fielder’s choice earlier in the inning which led to Washington’s score on a throwing error.

After Kelli Hanzel’s sacrifice fly scored Tuesday DerMargosian, Alcozer put the game out of reach.

Stacey Underwood (12-11) suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs on four hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Kelli Schkade had two hits for North Texas (24-24).

 

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