Texas Southern softball swept through a tournament, while baseball suffered the opposite fate in last week’s action.
The Texas Southern Lady Tigers swept their competition at the National HBCU Softball Classic in Oklahoma City, Okla. this week.
The Lady Tigers defeated Talladega College, 5-0, in their first game.
Jasmin Fulmore threw a one-hit game in her five innings on the mound. She also struck out eight batters and walked one.
Fulmore was also named SWAC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.
The Lady Tigers’ shortstop Dominique Tello went 3-for-3 at the plate. She had an RBI single as well as a one-run home run. It was Tello’s first home run of the season.
The Lady Tigers’ offense was on display in their second game against Lincoln (Mo.) as they won, 8-1.
The Lady Tigers’ Lauren Rodriguez got the win on the mound after pitching seven innings and giving up five hits but just one run. She added five strikeouts to her stat line.
The base running by the Lady Tigers was immaculate, stealing six bases in the game. Freshman and Dickinson native Ebony Wiltz led the way with two stolen bases. Wiltz also had two hits and came in for a run twice.
The Lady Tigers used six different pitchers in their shutout victory over Huston-Tillotson, 4-0.
The win was given to Chelsea Baxter, as she pitched just one inning not giving up a hit.
The Lady Tigers’ Clarissa Santos came in as a pinch hitter and had two hits in the game an RBI double and an RBI single.
The Lady Tigers’ Opening Day is this week at Memorial Park against the University of Houston. This is the Lady Tigers only game this week.
The Texas Southern Tigers weren’t as successful as the Lady Tigers as they were swept this against some pretty good baseball programs.
The Tigers lost to the University of Houston Cougars in walk-off fashion. The Cougars’ Jared Triolo hit a double down the left field line to bring in Connor Hollis in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Tigers’ Michael Villanueva had a great, but the Tigers’ bullpen wasn’t able to have the same success. Villanueva pitched five innings, gave up three hits, and one run.
The Tigers’ Christian Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a home run.
The Tigers were swept by the Kansas Jayhawks in a three-game series but kept it close in two of their games.
In the first game, the Tigers were down 7-3, in the fifth inning but battled back to lose, 7-5.
The Tigers left five runners on base in the game. The Tigers’ Kamren Dukes had a great game. He went 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI. He also added a one stolen base.
In the second game, the Tigers got on the board first but couldn’t keep their lead losing, 3-2.
The Tigers’ Lucca Gaudencio brought in both of the Tigers’ runs in the fifth inning off a single to left field, it was Gaudencio only hit of the game.
The Tigers’ Aaron Solis pitched six innings, gave up five hits, and just one-run. The Tigers’ bullpen let Solis down, they gave up two-runs which cost the Tigers the game.
The Tigers were routed by the Jayhawks in the final game, 7-1. Jayhawks’ starting pitcher threw six innings, gave up four hits, and one-run.
The Tigers have four games this upcoming week. The first one is against Stephen F. Austin. The Tigers will also have a three-game series against Southern, this will be the Tigers’ first games against SWAC competition.