Brooke Bolinger threw four no-hit innings and struck out eight Sunday. (AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE)

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Texas softball team picks up fourth straight shutout win

Posted May 3rd, 2017

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Randel Leahy homered and four Texas softball pitchers combined to shut out Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-0 at McCombs Field on Wednesday.

The win was the fourth straight shutout for the Longhorns.

Brooke Bolinger earned the win for Texas (29-20), allowing no runs on three hits and striking out three through three innings.

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Erica Wright got the start and pitched two perfect innings while striking out three in the process.

Kristen Clark and Paige von Sprecken each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when Leahy hit her first home run of the season to put Texas up 1-0.

The Longhorns added two more runs in the sixth for some insurance.

Leahy scored on an error before Bekah Alcozer’s sacrifice fly plated Kelli Hanzel for the final run.

Hanzel finished the game 2 for 3 with a run scored while Leahy was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and a homer.

Jade Gortarez was 2 for 3 with a double. Devon Tunning also hit a double as she finished 1 for 3.

The Texas softball team will next face Baylor for a three-game series. The first game will be played in Waco Friday at 6 p.m. The final two games of the series will be played at McCombs Field beginning at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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