For Immediate Release
March 29, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Aggie softball team dropped a pair of games at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday night, losing both contests by a score of 3-2 on walk-off hits; game two went to 12 innings.
After four scoreless innings to start game one, Cameron was the first on the board in the fifth inning. Brenna Busby drove in CU’s first run of the game a double to right center, and then in the sixth inning, her sister, Callie Busby, hit a solo homer to left to give the Ags the 2-0 lead.
The Javelinas responded with a run in the sixth on an RBI double, and then in the seventh, two runs came in to score on a two out single by Victoria Schoonard-Sabario to win the game for TAMUK.
Bethany Hines gave up just one earned run in the loss, striking out five, but allowing nine hits in her 6.2 innings of work. Kaylyn Smith and C. Busby led CU with two hits each in the first game of the twin-bill.
In game two, the Javelinas were the first on the board, scoring a run in the first inning and then adding another in the sixth, but the Aggies answered with run scoring hits by Annie Combs and Hines in the seventh inning to extend the game.
Fast forward four in a half extra innings, and Texas A&M-Kingsville was able to get a two out walk by Lauren Oatman, which was followed by a double down the left field line by Anastasia Leibas to end the game in the 12th.
Rylee Willmon pitched in 11.1 of the 12 innings for CU (Hines got an out in the bottom of the ninth). Willmon gave up three earned runs on 10 hits with four walks and four strikeouts. At the plate, Combs, Hines, and Abbey Warren each had a pair of hits in the night-cap on Thursday.
Cameron now sits at 19-11 overall this season and 9-8 in Lone Star Conference play, while the Javelinas improve to 19-18 overall and 9-11 in league games.
The Aggies and TAMUK will conclude the three game series on Friday, with a single game beginning at 1 p.m.