March 27, 2014
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SAN MARCOS, Texas - Tina Schulz extended her hitting streak to nine games, but the Lamar Lady Cardinals saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end with a 10-1 loss at Texas State in a non-conference softball game Thursday evening.
Schulz had a fourth-inning single for Lamar (12-11), one of just five hits for the Lady Cardinals in the game. Lamar's only run came when Casey Cromwell hit her fifth home run of the season, a solo blast over the wall in straightaway center field.
Texas State (19-15) scored in all four of its innings, scoring two in the first, three in the second, one in the third and four in the fourth. The game ended after the top of the fifth because of the mercy rule.
"You're not going to win many games when you get just five hits and make three erros," Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. "Coming off a great weekend where we swept Central Arkansas, I was hoping for a little more production today."
Jordan Masek went 2-for-2, including a three-run home run for Texas State. Courtney Harris also added two hits for the Bobcats.
Lamar starter Shannon Millman (6-6) took the loss allowing six hits and six runs, four earned, over 2 1/3 innings. Lauren Dannelley allowed three hits and four runs, all earned, in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Rayn House (16-10) pitched a complete game for Texas State, allowing five hits and one run.
"Rayn House is a good pitcher," Bruder said. "She's one of the best we have faced this season."
Lamar returns to action with a three-game Southland Conference series at Sam Houston State this weekend. The Lady Cardinals, who are in first place in the conference with a 7-1 record, will play a doubleheader against the Bearkats at 3 p.m. Saturday and a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday. All three games will air live on www.LamarCardinals.com.
"We have to put this behind us and be ready to play this weekend," Bruder said. "We know Sam Houston is a good team. The fact they split with Baylor shows that."