Taylor Ellsworth leads the Longhorns with four home runs this season. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Softball

UT softball team blanks Samford in series finale

Posted April 8th, 2018

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Taylor Ellsworth and Paige von Sprecken hit home runs and Brooke Bolinger and Erica Wright combined on a shutout as Texas beat Samford 4-0 Sunday at McCombs Field to complete a three-game sweep.

The Longhorns improved to 23-14, and the Bulldogs fell to 12-29.

Bolinger (9-5) got the victory in the circle for Texas, pitching five innings of one-hit ball with two walks and nine strikeouts. Wright struck out three over two innings of relief. UT pitchers have combined to throw 15 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

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Ellsworth went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and smacked her team-leading fourth home run of the season. Von Sprecken was 2-for-3 with and RBI and her third homer of the season.

Next up for the Longhorns is a 6 p.m. game Wednesday at Texas State.

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