Texas softball gathers for practice during the second day of the 2017 season at McCombs Field Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. [Stephen Spillman/for STATESMAN]

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Texas softball splits doubleheader with Oklahoma State

Posted April 20th, 2018

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The Texas softball team opened Friday’s doubleheader with a 3-0 win over Oklahoma State before falling 3-1 in the second game at McCombs Field.

The split moved the Longhorns’ record to 10-2 in the Big 12.

Brooke Bolinger pitched a shutout and struck out 11 to earn the win in the first game.

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Bekah Alcozer hit a home run in the second inning for Texas. Janae Jefferson added some insurance when she hit a two-run single to put the Longhorns up 3-0 in the fifth. She finished 2-for-3 as the only Longhorn to have a multihit game. MK Tedder had a hit and scored a run, and Malory Schattle scored a run.

In the second game, Emmie Robertson did enough to hold down the Longhorns bats. She allowed just one run on six hits in seven innings. Robertson struck out five and walked just one.

Paige von Sprecken had a decent outing in the circle, giving up three runs on nine hits, but it wasn’t enough.

Taylor Lynch went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Whitney Whitehorn had two hits and drove home two. Vanessa Shippy tripled and scored a run.

Jefferson went 2-for-4 and doubled. Von Sprecken also went 2-for-4 and scored a run.

The teams traded runs in the first inning. Oklahoma State took the lead on a Whitehorn RBI single. Texas scored when Tedder was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Whitehorn drove in another run in the third inning on a single to right field. Lynch added insurance with an RBI single in the seventh.

The Texas softball team closes out the series with Oklahoma State on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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