BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 21 Texas A&M softball workforce secured its fourth straight win defeating No. 25 Louisiana, 4-2, Wednesday evening at Davis Diamond.
Texas A&M (26-13) began the scoring early as Trinity Cannon hit a 261-foot solo blast to left middle within the opening body. Louisiana (30-12) answered with a house run of their very own, earlier than Julia Cottrill singled in a pair of runs within the second inning to provide the Maroon & White a 3-1 lead after two.
The Ragin’ Cajuns blasted their second house run of the evening to make it 3-2 within the high of the fourth earlier than Emiley Kennedy entered the circle in reduction. The arduous throwing lefty allowed a single and a stroll earlier than placing out the subsequent two batters, adopted by Cottrill choosing off a runner at third to finish the inning.
Seeking to lengthen the lead, the Aggies missed a golden alternative with the bases loaded and no outs however had been solely in a position to muster one insurance coverage run to make it 4-2 after 4 innings.
Kennedy continued to carry off a relentless assault from the Ragin’ Cajuns who strung collectively 4 hits within the closing three frames, whereas leaving 5 base runners on base. The Woodlands native earned her eighth win of the season totaling 4.0 innings with 5 strikeouts, whereas permitting no runs on 5 hits and two walks.
The Aggies accomplished the nine-game homestand with a 7-2 leger that included a top-five win over No. 3 Tennessee and an SEC collection sweep of Mississippi State.
Texas A&M travels to South Carolina for a three-game collection starting Friday evening at 5 p.m. on the Carolina Softball Stadium.
TOP AGGIE PERFORMERS
- Trinity Cannon – 2-for-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- Julia Cottrill – 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
- Emiley Kennedy (W 8-3) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 Okay
B1 | Trinity Cannon knocked a solo shot to left middle, her sixth house run of the season. TAMU 1, UL 0
T2 | Langeliers homered to left discipline. TAMU 1, UL 1
B2 | Julia Cottrill singled by way of the fitting facet to attain Morgan Smith after she led off with a stroll and Paige Lott after she adopted with a single. TAMU 3, UL 1
T4 | Credeur blasted a solo shot to proper middle. TAMU 3, UL 2
B4 | With the bases loaded, Koko Wooley walked to attain Bre Warren who reached on an error. TAMU 4, UL 2
TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head Coach Trisha Ford
On the sport total…
“That was a extremely good win for us. It was an amazing recreation. I believed we did a number of issues on either side of the plate properly. My thoughts first goes to Paige Lott, Star Ferguson and Riley Valentine. Simply coming in and doing issues to assist our workforce they usually do it each single day at observe. It confirmed up tonight. Paige bought the beginning in left discipline with a giant hit. Star Ferguson, identical factor, had an amazing at-bat. Amari went down with only a contusion on her thigh, so she’ll be effective, however Riley Valentine hadn’t actually practiced at second base. She performed shortstop in highschool so she’s sort of our choice. We bought it carried out. I believed it was becoming that the final floor ball went to Valentine. Kennedy, once more, lights out. It is enjoyable to observe. I am hoping that we simply proceed to see her develop and maintain utilizing that change up.”
Junior Infielder Trinity Cannon
On the deciding issue…
“Initially of the sport, we had been disciplined within the strike zone after which we sort of let some pitches go by. I believe we bought well timed hits on the proper time and took our walks after we wanted it.”
Junior Catcher Julia Cottrill
On what was working to get her 2 RBI…
“I needed to let the ball journey. I knew she wasn’t throwing very many strikes. I do not even know if the one I swung at was a strike. I knew she was holding it low within the zone, so I needed to maintain the ball on the bottom and push at the least one.”