Kaitlyn Washington's two-run single was the key blow for Texas. [JAMIE HARMS / FOR STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Softball

Texas sweeps Big 12 opener as Kaitlyn Washington continues to succeed against Iowa State

Posted March 24th, 2019


With a 7-2 win at McCombs Field on Sunday, Texas completed a sweep of Iowa State and remained perfect in Big 12 play.

Texas collected 10 hits, one of which a two-run home run by junior outfielder Kaitlyn Washington that gave UT a 2-0 lead. The homer was the seventh of Washington’s career. Five of those homers have been hit against Iowa State.

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UT third baseman Shannon Rhodes drove in three runs on Sunday. Additionally, Bekah Alcozer and Janae Jefferson recorded multi-hit games. Senior pitcher Brooke Bolinger earned the win after striking out nine Cyclones over a six-inning start.

Texas (29-6; 3-0) will next make a short trip to Waco on Wednesday. The Longhorns will then travel to Oklahoma State this upcoming weekend for a three-game series. Texas and Oklahoma State were ranked 10th and 21st in the NFCA poll this week.

Iowa State now owns a 3-56 record in its all-time series with Texas. The Cyclones, however, did win twice during their 2017 trip to Austin. This weekend, the Iowa State (17-13; 0-3) lost its three games against UT by a combined score of 24-3.

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