HSU baseball, softball teams lose chilly Saturday games


Hardin-Simmons’ baseball team closed its series with top-ranked Trinity with a 6-1 loss on Saturday afternoon at Hunter Field.

Trinity scored three times in the third inning. John Tucker had an RBI single and Parker Cormack added an RBI double. Another run scored on a throwing error.

Trinity had a run in the fourth on a bases loaded walk by Tucker and Michael Goodrich had an RBI single in the fifth. Michael Davis added an RBI double in the sixth inning.

Tyler Bradshaw put the Cowboys on the board in the seventh with an RBI single and he added an RBI double in the ninth. Garrett Buckner also had an RBI single in the ninth.

Logan Morrison and Tucker had three hits to pace Trinity and Bradshaw had three hits for the Cowboys.

Chandler Carter started for the Cowboys worked four and one-third innings and allowed five runs (three earned to fall to 3-6 on the year. Hayden Clark allowed one run over two and one-third innings and Taylor McMackin worked two and one-third scoreless innings.

Brendan Meyer went the distance for the Tigers scattering nine hits and three runs to improve to 5-0.

HSU is now 10-20 on the year and Trinity improved to 23-2. HSU will play at Ozarks next weekend in a key American Southwest Conference series.

Hardin-Simmons softball team dropped its series finale with UT Dallas, 11-0 in five innings, on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Ellis Field.

UTD opened the game with six runs in the first inning and added single runs in the second and third innings and had three more in the fifth inning.

Allie Stephens tossed a four-hit shutout for the Comets to improve to 6-4. Gabby Ortega worked three innings for HSU and fell to 0-19. She allowed five earned runs. Genia Salazar worked the final two innings.

Shadye Millican, Hillarie Carpenter, Amanda Tokunaga and Mercedes Ruiz each had hits for the Cowgirls. Amber Williams and Emily Schroeder had three hits each for UTD.

HSU is now 1-31 overall and 1-23 in conference play. UTD improved to 17-11 overall and 13-5 in conference action. HSU will play at Ozarks next weekend.

Courtesy HSU Athletics

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