Offense leads SHSU softball past Texas-Arlington
Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 00:05
The Sam Houston State softball offense came alive this past weekend as the team swept past the University of Texas-Arlington in a two-game series that took place on the road over the weekend.
The Bearkats set the tone for the weekend with a 6-1 win over the Mavericks on Friday night.
A three-run triple by third baseman Shelbi Tucker helped give the Bearkat softball team a 10-7 win over University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday afternoon in Arlington.
Saturday, Sam Houston led 7-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning but the Mavericks were able to rally back and tie it up. After Tucker hit the go-ahead triple, she went out and got the last three outs.
Tucker went three for five from the plate and totaled five RBIs and was named Southland Conference hitter of the week.
"This team always manages to find a way to win," Sam Houston head coach Bob Brock said. "That’s just a good sign to the way our season’s gone since we got rid of that 1-13 record."
Tomi Garrison and Shelby Lancaster were the winning pitchers for the Bearkats in the series.
SHSU next takes on Texas State at home this upcoming weekend.
"We’re just going to continue to do what we’ve done," Brock said. "We’re going to be ready for them."
First pitch for this series is set for Friday at 6 p.m. For more information, visit gobearkats.com.