TSUSports.com: Softball Wins Road Series At Alcorn State


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LORMAN, Miss. – The TSU softball team won its first SWAC series of the year as they defeated Alcorn State in contrasting fashions by a 2-0, 11-3 margin on Saturday.


Alcorn State scored a pair of runs in the third and sixth innings and held off a pair of potential late-inning TSU rallies for a 2-0 win in the opener.

ASU hit a one-out single in the third and the runner moved to second after a TSU throwing error. The error came back to haunt TSU as ASU hit an RBI single for a 1-0 lead.

TSU had a runner on second in the fourth with one out but couldn’t capitalize with a strike out and fly out. In the sixth, TSU’s Daryn Haslam led the inning off with a double followed by an Angel Morales walk. However, TSU couldn’t drive in a run with three straight outs.

ASU opened the sixth with a single and the runner moved to third after a TSU throwing error on the next at-bat. A single by ASU on its next at-bat led to the game’s second run.

TSU’s Haley Castro opened the seventh with a leadoff walk and moved to second after Pam Richardson’s one-out walk. However, TSU couldn’t drive home the potential tying runs as the next at-bats ended in an infield fly and a flyout to right field.

Haslam, Morales and Jayda Carter all had hits for TSU while Lailah Bell went the distance but was tagged with the loss.


The TSU bats finally woke up in the second game as they used a nine-run third for an 11-3 win.

Haslam’s RBI double in the first scored Madison Martinez, who reached base on a walk. Haslam scored on Angel Morales’ RBI for an early 2-0 lead. ASU answered TSU’s early scores with two of its own in the first and moved ahead 3-2 after scoring in the second.

TSU finally had the inning they’ve been waiting on since the season began in the third as Martinez led off with a walk and scored on an ASU error. Errors allowed TSU to load the bases and Madison Battle’s RBI single scored Daryn Haslam. Jayda Carter hit an RBI single for a 5-3 lead which sparked an ASU pitching change.

The change didn’t matter as Haley Castro drew a bases loaded walk followed by Deana Zuniga’s two-RBI single. Angel Morales’ two RBI single upped the score to 10-3 followed by Marissa Martinez’s RBI single.

TSU never looked back from that point as Melonie Guardiola cruised to the win on the mound.

Zuniga went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run while Haslam finished 2-for-3 with three runs.

TSU is back in action on Friday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Memorial Park in Houston for a 3 p.m. start.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com