The Texas softball team earned a pair of run-rule wins to open the Texas Invitational at McCombs Field on Friday afternoon.
The No. 4 Longhorns defeated Lipscomb 12-0 in five innings before topping North Dakota State 10-0 in five innings.
The wins give Texas 10 run-rule victories in the Longhorns’ 13 wins. The 13-0 start for Texas is three wins shy of its best ever start which came in 2003.
Miranda Elish improved to 6-0 with her win against North Dakota State. She gave up just two hits and struck out eight in the shutout.
Lauren Burke went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI. Kaitlyn Washington hit a triple as she went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. MK Tedder also drove in two runs for Texas, as did Courtney Day.
Texas led 2-0 through four innings before exploding for eight more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Washington hit a two-run triple to get Texas ahead.
Day and Burke drove in a run apiece in the fourth before Tedder hit a two-run single that made it 7-0. Colleen Sullivan, Tuesday Margosian and Shannon Rhodes all had RBIs in the inning. Day finished off the inning as she started it, driving home a run.
Texas belted out 13 hits while Day allowed just one hit against Lipscomb. Day hit a home run in addition to striking out two in three innings. Ariana Adams didn’t give up a hit in two innings of work for Texas.
Burke went 3 for 3 with a run scored, a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Taylor Ellsworth drove in two runs as she went 2 for 3 with a run scored.
Rhodes doubled as she went 2 for 3 and scored a run. Reagan Hathaway, Elish and Parker McKenzie also had doubles as the Longhorns amassed seven extra-base hits in the game.
Texas started early with a five-run first inning against Lipscomb. With Texas leading 2-0, a pair of doubles by Hathaway and Burke made it 5-0.
The Longhorns added five more runs in the third. Burke drove in two runs in the on a triple that made it 7-0. Day hit a solo home run before Parker doubled and Ellsworth singled to make it 10-0.
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