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


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.


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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