Ladies struggle at UT-Tyler
Friday, March 23, 2012

TYLER, Texas – The University of Tyler-Texas used two strong pitching performances to sweep Thursday’s American Southwest Conference doubleheader over Centenary, 13-0, 12-0, both in five innings.

The Ladies drop to 1-16 and 0-10 in conference play while No. 8 UTT jumped to 15-3 overall.

The Patriots put game one out of reach early with eight runs in the first two innings and added one in the third and four in the fourth. Keya Brandon knocked the Ladies only hit in the first contest. UT Tyler totaled 19 hits off Reggie Salvatore, who earned the loss, and Sierra Bailey.

Salvatore lasted 1 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs on 11 hits. Bailey tossed the final 2 2/3, allowing five runs on eight hits.

Heather Abshire picked up game one’s win with the one-hit bid, walking none and striking out five.

Brandon knocked another base hit in game two while Cadie Hancock managed a 1-for-2 performance, but that was the only offense Centenary mustered. Three Patriot pitchers kept the Ladies bats at bay, combining for the two-hitter.

UTT scored nine of its 13 runs in the first two innings, all of Lynsi Unruh, who went 1 1/3 and gave up nine runs on nine hits. Only five were earned due to two fielding errors. Lindsey Sconce finished the last 2 2/3 frames, giving up three runs on five hits.

The Ladies go to LeTourneau tomorrow for a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. before a full week off, which starts a 14-game home stand starting March 31 against East Texas Baptist.