Texas - The No. 5 Texas A&M softball team completed a series sweep of
Arkansas as the Aggies run-ruled the Razorbacks, 9-1 in five innings, Sunday in
the series finale between the teams. The Aggies improve to 26-2 (4-1 SEC) on
the season, while Arkansas moves to 19-10 (0-3 SEC).
A&M took the series sweep after a 2-1 walk-off win on Friday
and a 7-3 victory Saturday, handing the Razorbacks three losses in their first
The Luck of the Irish was with the Aggies in the series
finale on St. Patrick's Day as the team plated nine runs on 10 hits, including
a pair of back-to-back home runs by junior Nicole Morgan. All of A&M's runs
came with two outs on the board.
Arkansas got the first bite of the game, with an RBI double
in the top of the first, but the solo run was the only one the Razorbacks would
score on the day.
Morgan started the scoring frenzy for A&M with a two-out
bomb over left field in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 1-1.
Freshman Cali Lanphear followed suit in the same frame, clearing the fence down
the left-field line and plating senior Mel Dumezich, who reached on a walk, on
the two-run home run.
Leading 3-1 in the bottom of the second, the Aggies
stretched out to a 7-1 jump as they hit through the lineup. A pair of one-out
base hits by junior Cassie Tysarczyk and sophomore Brittany Clopton put runners
on the bags and, with two outs, senior Meagan May ripped a double into the
fence in right-centerfield to score Tysarczyk and Clopton for the 5-1 lead.
With May at second, Morgan went yard for the second time in
as many at-bats as A&M improved to 7-1 against the Razorbacks.
The bottom of the third did the trick for the
eight-after-five run-rule when A&M scored two runs to get to a 9-1 lead.
Tysarczyk led off in the inning with a double to right-centerfield and was
joined on the bags by junior Emily Albus, who reached on a bunt single and stole
second. With runners in scoring position and two outs, Dumezich singled through
the left side and scored the pair.
A&M freshman Kristen Davenport entered to pitch in the
top of the fifth after Dumezich (18-1) threw four complete frames, allowing
just one earned run on one hit while fanning five. Davenport gave up one hit
but shut down three batters to hold the 9-1 score and end the game in a
run-rule in her first SEC appearance.
Arkansas' Chelsea Cohen (9-4) suffered the loss after
allowing seven earned runs on six hits and a walk through 1.2 innings in the
The Aggies travel to No. 6 Tennessee for a three-game series
with the Lady Volunteers. Game one is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by
game two Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The series finale will be Sunday at
12:30 p.m. All times are Central. To learn more about Texas A&M softball,
log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieSoftball on Twitter.