By Staff Reports | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
DENTON — Kasey Flores hit a two-run, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning to propel Lubbock Christian University to a 3-2 victory over Texas Woman’s in the opener of a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader on Friday.
In the nightcap, Maxine Valdez struck out 13 and walked two in six innings to help the Lady Chaps secure a 16-0 win and sweep twin bill.
Prior to Flores’ big hit, the first game was knotted at 1-1.
Angela Donaldson got the scoring started by hitting an RBI single to right field, which plated pinch-runner Berkley Quinn and provided the Lady Chaps a 1-0 lead after two complete.
TWU (9-20, 4-14) responded in the fourth, getting an RBI single from Leah Deaver.
Taylor Franco, who struck out 13 and allowed seven hits and two earned runs in seven innings, improved to 15-1 in the circle for the Lady Chaps (28-6, 14-4).
WAXAHACHIE — Wayland Baptist dropped a pair of close Sooner Athletic Conference games to Southwestern Assemblies of God on Friday to the tune of 4-2 and 2-1.
The Lions benefited from two complete-game pitching efforts from sophomores and timely hitting.
The Pioneers (16-15, 1-10 SAC) and Lions (25-7, 10-4) square off in the series finale at noon Saturday.
In Friday’s first game, Wayland scored single runs in the first and third innings while SAGU plated one in the third and three in the fourth.
In the nightcap, Wayland again scored in the first — Taylor Latham crossed when he and Arturo Disla singled followed by a wild pitch — but got nothing after that. SAGU answered Wayland’s run in the bottom of the first on a lead-off double and two-out RBI single. The Lions plated the winning run in the sixth, again benefiting from a lead-off double then an RBI-single.
SAGU got another complete game pitching effort from Michael Watson (6-0), who allowed four singles, struck out seven and scattered six walks. WBU’s Ty Jackson went 4 1/3, surrendering six hits and two walks before Chase Jones (2-4) took over, allowing two costly singles while fanning three and walking none.