Brooke Bolinger pitched a one-hit, complete game shutout to help lift the Longhorns softball team to a 1-0 win over UTSA on the road in San Antonio on Wednesday.
Bolinger (4-2) struck out 10 batters, a career high, and walked just one to pick up the win. She had a no-hitter going until it was broken up in the sixth inning.
Taylor Ellsworth’s home run in the sixth inning proved to be the winning run for Texas (9-10). It was the biggest mistake committed by UTSA starting pitcher Madison Nelson (3-5). She allowed one run on nine hits in the tough-luck loss.
A pair of freshman led UT in hits in the game. Ki’Audra Hayter went 2-for-3 while MK Tedder also collected two hits on the night.
Kaitlyn Washington, Bekah Alcozer, Kaitlyn Slack and Tuesday DerMargosian each had singles for UT.
Despite all the hits for Texas, it wasn’t until the sixth inning that the visiting Horns broke through on the scoreboard.
The Roadrunners, on the other hand, never broke through for a run and nearly went without a hit. UTSA (10-9) finally got a hit with one out in the bottom of the sixth when Bailee Baldwin smacked a single up the middle. Ashlynn Wells followed Baldwin’s hit with a deep fly out. That’s as close as UTSA came to threatening the lead.
The Longhorns softball team is off over the weekend and next travels to face South Carolina on Tuesday, March 13.
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