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Roadrunners softball put six on Islanders

courtesy UTSA Athletics
courtesy UTSA Athletics
Jori Fox manages a hit

It was an impressive offensive display from UTSA Softball as they managed a 6-2 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Chapman Field on Wednesday night.

Jori Fox and Jolene Graham were the impact players for the Roadrunners as they combined for four hits, producing five RBIs in the victory, while Kacy Freeze was awarded the win.

Megan Low got things started with another double before Graham’s single had the two runners at the corners, which allowed Fox to pick up the opening RBI as her shot came off the pitcher in to the outfield, allowing Low to score.

Liz Carter was the pitcher for the Islanders but she got her revenge in the second as she managed an RBI double, which levelled the scores.

A big fifth inning saw UTSA resume the lead with Low being the first on base, thanks to a walk, before being pulled for pinch runner, Angelica Nino, who almost immediately stole second.

Fox was able to bring Nino home, with a two-out triple, restoring UTSA’s lead, before Cosette Hernandez was able to rush to first, beating the throw, that would have ended the inning, for an infield RBI single.

At the bottom of the fifth, Texas A&M Corpus Christi came back again, as they got another runner home, cutting the gap to just 3-2.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, UTSA came alive, hitting the three runs that would take the game away from the Islanders.

Taylor Oberg and Jade Smith were already on base by the time the second out had occurred, sitting at second and third, keeping pressure on the Islanders to get out of the inning but they couldn’t as Graham stepped up and scored both runners with a double down the third base line, making it 5-2.

The Fox/Graham combination continued to produce runs, as Fox stepped up and hit a single up the middle allowing Graham to score the decisive sixth run.

The Islanders were looking dangerous in the bottom of the sixth, loading up the bases before Freeze was able to trap the side in to ground-outs, and then retired the side one inning later to wrap up the win.

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