Texas infielder Janae Jefferson (2) attempts to steal second base against Incarnate Word in Austin on Feb. 9, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas softball sweeps Samford in doubleheader

Posted April 7th, 2018

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The Texas softball team recorded a sweep of Samford, 15-2 and 1-0, in a doubleheader at McCombs Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Longhorns (22-14) notched a season-highs in runs and hits (14) in the first game, a five-inning, run-rule victory, before a stellar performance by Paige von Sprecken in the second game.

Four Longhorns had multi-hit games and six of them scored at least two runs in the opener.

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Janae Jefferson went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a double and three RBIs. Von Sprecken had a double, scored twice and drove home four runs. Kaitlyn Washington and Ki’Audra Hayter each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Malory Schattle and Kaitlyn Slack each scored two runs. Schattle also drove in a run.

Randel Leahy, who entered as a pinch hitter, went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Ciera Schick went 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs.

Texas put up nine runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Kristen Clark picked up the win, her first of the season, in one scoreless inning of work. Erica Wright started the game and gave up just one hit in two innings.

In the second game, Texas scored early again, but the lone run of the first inning would be the only one in the game.

MK Tedder doubled to score von Sprecken and give the Longhorns the lead in the first. Von Sprecken had doubled to reach base earlier in the inning.

In the circle, von Sprecken picked up the win. She pitched a complete-game shutout by allowing just three hits and striking out five.

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