An RBI single by Randel Leahy ended the second game as the Longhorns softball team completed a sweep of Incarnate Word at McCombs Field on Wednesday night.
Leahy’s RBI made it a run-rule, 8-0 victory in six innings after Texas (30-21) won the first game 5-2.
The two-game sweep halted a three-game losing streak for the Horns. Before the game, they had gone 2-6 in the previous eight games.
A five-run fourth inning powered the Longhorns to the second win.
Janae Jefferson went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Ki’Audra Hayter went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI.
In all, five Longhorns doubled in the second game. Paige von Sprecken doubled and drove in a run. Tuesday DerMargosian went 1-for-1 with a run scored, a double and an RBI. Taylor Ellsworth also had a double and an RBI.
Brooke Bolinger, Chloe Romero and Kristen Clark combined to allow just three hits by the Cardinals (14-32). Bolinger earned the win as she allowed one hit in four innings.
Earlier in the day, Incarnate Word took the lead on starter Erica Wright. An RBI single in the first gave them a 1-0 lead.
A sacrifice fly by von Sprecken scored Jefferson to tie the game in the bottom of the first.
The teams traded runs in the second inning as well before Texas took the advantage.
Hayter put the Longhorns up two runs in the second when she hit a two-run single to score Kaitlyn Slack and Kaitlyn Washington.
An error in the outfield allowed Hayter to score later in the inning.
Wright picked up the win after allowing two runs on four hits in four innings. She struck out eight. Von Sprecken earned the save in two innings as she gave up one hit and struck out three.
The Longhorns softball team next turns its attention to a two-game set with Baylor beginning Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
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