Softball drops two at Mardi Gras Invitational
Feb. 16, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. – The Lamar University softball team fell below the .500 mark for the first time this season after dropping a pair of games at the Mardi Gras Invitational on Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals suffered a 14-4 loss to Jackson State in their first game of the day before suffering their first shutout loss of the season, 8-0 to host South Alabama.
“It was a disappointing day,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “South Alabama is definitely a better team than we are, but we really didn’t play well against Jackson State.”
The Lady Cards were coming off a 3-2 win over Jackson State on Friday night.
Melissa Smith took the loss to fall to 0-3.
“You’re not going to win too many games getting just two or three hits,” Bruder said. “We have to get our bats going.”
Lamar returns to action next weekend when it travels to the University of Texas for the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational.
“We are going to face some tough teams next weekend,” Bruder said. “Tulsa is loaded and Texas is always tough. We definitely have our work cut out for us.”