In two days, the Texas softball team defeated the top two teams in the country, but then it split a pair of games Saturday at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
Texas (19-3) couldn’t keep the momentum going after the big wins as it fell to Fresno State 4-3 in Saturday’s early game. The Longhorns bounced back later in the day with a 1-0 win over No. 13 Michigan, however.
Shea O’Leary pitched the shutout, allowing four hits while striking out six against the Wolverines.
A sacrifice fly by Kaitlyn Slack scored Colleen Sullivan in the sixth for the only run Texas needed.
In the first game, a three-run first inning gave the Bulldogs the edge and an RBI single by Vanessa Hernandez in the fifth inning gave Fresno State just enough insurance to survive.
Courtney Day went 2-for-3 with two home runs, but it wasn’t enough offense for Texas.
Miranda Elish fell to 8-3 as she allowed four runs on eight hits through six innings.
Hailey Dolcini earned the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits in six innings.
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