BELTON (March 29, 2013) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team split the second day of play against Sul Ross State with a 5-1 win and 5-1 loss to the Lobos. UMHB moves to 14-14 on the season and 9-7 in American Southwest Conference action, while the Lobos move to 8-18 overall and 3-9 in conference play.
Caitlin Bollier opened scoring early for the Cru with a home run to left center field in the bottom of the second inning. Janie Neyland put another run on the board for UMHB in the bottom of the third after a single and a couple of errors by the Lobos, putting the Cru up 2-0 after three innings. Sul Ross got on the board in the top of the fifth inning when Samantha Menchaca scored off a single from Jessica Castellano. Hannah Parker responded with a run for the Cru in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI from Neyland, putting UMHB up 3-1. UMHB added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure the 5-1 win. Rebekah Ragsdale earned the win in the circle for the Cru, striking out five batters and allowing six hits. Leanne Hinojosa, Bollier and Moreno each had two hits in the game. UMHB totaled 12 hits and two errors while the Lobos had six hits and three errors.
The Lobos jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first and added two more in the top of the fifth to grab a 4-0 lead on the Cru. UMHB could not respond offensively and fell to the Lobos 5-1. Halle Sabo took the loss in the circle for the Cru, striking out one batter and allowing three hits and four runs. Gomez and Bollier recorded the lone hits for the Cru, as UMHB totaled two hits and two errors. The Lobos recorded six hits and no errors in the game.
The Cru will return to action on Tuesday with a doubleheader at Trinity University beginning at 5 p.m. in San Antonio.