The Texas Longhorns improved to 2-2 as they defeated Maryland 10-2 in their second game at the Texas Classic on Saturday.
Texas scored multiple runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings to earn a run-rule victory in six innings.
Devon Tunning, Taylor McAllister, Bekah Alcozer and Taylor Ellsworth each had two hits for Texas to lead the offense. Tunning was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a home run and three runs batted in while Alcozer was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. McAllister was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a double while Ellsworth was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Celina Felix and Kaitlyn Slack each had an RBI.
Kristen Clark (1-0) earned the win for Texas as she allowed two runs on three hits while striking out six through four innings. Erica Wright pitched in relief and didn’t give up a hit or a walk in two innings.
Ari Jarvis (0-2) took the loss for Maryland (0-4) as she allowed five runs on six hits through 2 2/3 innings.
Alcozer singled to score two runs in the bottom of the second to get the Longhorns rolling.
A sacrifice fly by Ellsworth scored Tunning in the third. Slack followed with an RBI triple. An error allowed Slack to score to cap the three-run third inning.
Tunning broke the game open with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. Ellsworth hit an RBI single later in the inning to make it 9-2.
Alcozer ended the game two innings later when she drove home Ellsworth.
The Texas Classic concludes Sunday with the Longhorns facing Colorado St. at 12:30 p.m.