UMHB Baseball Falls, Softball Sweeps

BELTON (April 5, 2013) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team fell 9-1 to the Sul Ross State Lobos Friday night in Belton. The Cru falls to 14-15 on the season and 6-7 in American Southwest Conference while the Lobos improve to 11-17 overall and 3-7 in conference play.

Sul Ross State gained a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with an RBI from Dakota Dill. The Lobos added another run in the top of the fourth before Ely Gallego hit a two RBI single in the top of the sixth for a 4-0 lead. The Lobos recorded three more runs in the top of the seventh before Chase Burrow put UMHB on the board with an RBI single, scoring Rob Loewe from second base in the bottom of the seventh. The Lobos added two more runs in the top of the ninth for the victory.

Chase Burrow led the Cru with one hit and one RBI, while Rob Loewe added a hit for UMHB. Ian Ekery took the loss on the mound for UMHB, pitching six innings with 10 hits, seven runs and seven strikeouts. UMHB recorded three hits and three errors in the game while the Lobos had 15 hits and two errors.

UMHB will return to action tomorrow with a doubleheader against Sul Ross State beginning at 1 p.m. in Belton.

ABILENE (April 5, 2013) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team swept Hardin-Simmons Friday afternoon with 10-2, 13-3 victories over the Cowgirls. The Cru improves to 16-14 on the season and 11-7 in American Southwest Conference play, while Hardin-Simmons falls to 10-17-1 overall and 8-6 in conference action.

UMHB gained an early 2-0 lead in the top of the third when Tori Gomez hit an RBI double and Kelsey Vann hit an RBI single. The Cowgirls responded with two runs of their own, before UMHB one run in the top of the fourth, another in the top of the fifth and six in the top of the sixth. Gomez, Vann and Leanne Hinojosa all had a team-high two hits for the Cru. Vann and Caitlin Bollier recorded 2 RBI each. UMHB had 12 hits and no errors, while Hardin-Simmons committed two errors and recorded eight hits. Rebekah Ragsdale earned the win for UMHB, striking out three batters and allowing just two runs.

Hardin-Simmons jumped to an early 1-0 lead on the Cru in the bottom of the first, before UMHB responded with a five-run second inning. The Cowgirls scored twice more before UMHB added three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth for a 13-3 lead and eventually win. Vann again led the Cru with three hits, while Gomez, Chandler Henson and Janie Neyland added two each. Gomez also hit four RBI. The Cru totaled 13 hits and three errors while the Cowgirls had eight hits and no errors. Halle Sabo went 3.2 innings in the circle, allowing three runs and seven hits. Taylor Grissom came in relief, pitching 1.1 innings and allowing just one hit.

The Cru will return to action tomorrow in a 12 p.m. doubleheader against Hardin-Simmons in Abilene.

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