A six-run sixth inning helped the Texas Longhorns take a 10-3 win over the Missouri Tigers at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. late Thursday. It was their second win after defeating Notre Dame 4-3 earlier in the day.
Tiarra Davis drove home Kelli Hanzel in the top of the sixth to make it 5-3 before Bekah Alcozer hit a grand slam to put the Longhorns (9-3) up by six runs. Alcozer finished the game 1 for 2 with a home run and five runs batted in. She also drew a bases-loaded walk in the third inning.
Davis (1-2) picked up the win, allowing one earned run on seven hits through seven innings. She struck out seven and walked six. Cheyenne Baxter (1-1) took the loss as she allowed two runs on no hits through three innings. She walked four, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch.
Hanzel came up to bat again in the sixth inning to hit an RBI single and give Texas a 10-3 lead. Jade Gortarez scored on the play. Gortarez was 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Stephanie Wong scored on a wild pitch with Devon Tunning at bat in the first inning to give Texas a 1-0 lead. Wong was 1 for 3 with two runs scored while Tunning was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
Missouri (6-3) answered in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice fly to tie the game. The only other runs Missouri scored were from back-to-back errors committed by Texas in the bottom of the fifth. Texas broke the game open in the next inning.
The Longhorns will face Bethune-Cookman Friday at 12:30 p.m. to continue action at the Mary Nutter Classic.
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