March 17, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - One day after erupting for seven runs over the final three innings over Stephen F. Austin, the Lamar Lady Cardinals saw the tables turned as SFA scored 10 unanswered runs for an 11-2 win over Lamar in a Southland Conference softball game Sunday.
Lamar (12-17 overall, 3-3 Southland) held a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth before the Lady Jacks (8-18, 2-4) scored three in the fourth, three in the fifth and four in the sixth to end the game via the mercy rule.
It was the seventh game in six days for the Lady Cardinals, who play a non-conference game at Texas Southern on Tuesday before opening the home portion of their Southland Conference schedule with a three-game series against Sam Houston State next weekend at Ford Park.
"We're looking forward to a little rest after Tuesday's game," Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. "Then it will be time to bear down for Sam Houston State."
Sunday's game was the second time in as many days the Lady Cardinals were stymied by SFA starter Angela White (3-10), who entered the weekend with just one victory. Shite scattered three hits and allowed two runs, both unearned.
Jenna Holland had two hits for Lamar, while Candyce Carter had the only other hit.
Lamar took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second, taking advantage of three SFA errors. Holland had the only hit for Lamar in the inning, later scoring on an RBI grounder by Julianne Viator. Beverly Corry, who opened the inning by reaching on an error scored Lamar's other run.
Lamar starter Tina Schulz (4-6) took the loss. Schulz allowed eight hits and six runs, five earned, in four-plus innings. Ashley Rey allowed three hits and three earned runs in one-plus inning before giving way to Shannon Millman who allowed three hits and two runs, both earned, in 2/3 of an inning.
Nicole Wooten had three of SFA's 14 hits.
Lamar's game at Texas Southern is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Sam Houston State series starts with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday before wrapping up with a single game at 3 p.m. Sunday.