SHERMAN, Texas –The Austin College softball team fell in both halves of its twinbill on Saturday, dropping game one 10-4 to Hendrix before the Warriors handed the 'Roos a 10-2 defeat in game two. Austin College is now 0-9 overall on the year.
In game one, the Warriors got on the board early with a double steal in the top of the first to make it a 1-0 game, and a big second inning would put Hendrix ahead 6-0. In that frame, Jaydan Hunt tripled home two runs before Karli Sewell added a three-run homer, and Hunt would homer herself in the top of the fourth to make it 7-0. Later in the fourth, Olivia Reames launched a two-run shot to push the margin to 9-0.
The 'Roos got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when a pair of runs came home on a single by Cassidy McDaris, but Aubrey Brink added a solo homer for the Warriors in the seventh to make it 10-2. Austin College would add two runs in the bottom half of the inning, taking advantage of a throwing error and then getting an RBI single by Mari Prazak to make it a 10-4 final.
The Warriors once again got on the board in the first inning in game two, and added three runs in the second to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Austin College would get two runs back in the bottom of the third, with Vidal and McDaris each driving in a run. However, Hendrix would get a pair of RBI doubles in the fourth to make it 7-2, and three more runs came across in the fifth to make it a 10-2 final after five.
Emma Martinez was 3-for-3 to lead the 'Roos offensively, while four other Austin College players collected a hit each. Groover took the loss, giving up four runs – three earned – on five hits in 2.0 innings of work.
Austin College is back in action tomorrow when the 'Roos host Ecclesia College for a doubleheader at noon.