LUBBOCK, TX - The Lubbock Christian University Lady Chaparrals split the midweek doubleheader with the Tarleton State TexAnns taking the first game 4-0 before dropping the second game 2-1 in extra innings at PlainsCapital Park Tuesday.
The Lady Chaps (30-15) scored all four of their runs in the first inning. Katera Eltsosie doubled to left field to bring home Casey Ingram for the first run before Haley Hardison hit a three-run blast over the center field fence plating Sydney Beuthien, Eltsosie and herself to put LCU up 4-0.
IN THE CIRCLE
Katera Eltsosie (15-5) started in the circle for LCU going 6.1 innings allowing no runs run off nine hits while striking out three to earn her 15th victory of the season. Katlyn Holmes (6) came in with two runners on and one out in the seventh inning to face one batter to get a double-play and record her sixth save of the year. Haley Freyman (14-8) started for Tarleton State going the distance giving up four runs on five hits to suffer her eighth loss of 2017.
Once again errors prove costly for the Lady Chaps against the TexAnns. In the previous matchup at their place LCU committed four errors, which led to a 3-2 loss. This time a throwing error in fourth inning of game two led to a run scoring putting Tarleton State up 1-0. In the fifth inning Courtney Medina drove in Sara Ralston to tie up the game at 1-1. In the eighth inning with the international tie preacher rule in place the TexAnns were able to get the runner home from second base to go up 2-1 while LCU was unable to get their runner home in the bottom half of the inning.
In game two Katlyn Holmes (6-4) pitched all eight innings. Not allowing an earned run off four hits while striking out two TexAnns to suffer her fourth loss of the season. Kayleigh Williams got the start for Tarleton State going 5.1 innings giving up one run on four hits while walking three Lady Chaps before Freyman (15-8) came in to pitch the final 2.2 innings not giving up any runs while striking out two to notch her 15th victory of the year.
The Lady Chaps hit the road again for a weekend Heartland Conference series against Rogers State in Claremore, Oklahoma. You can catch all the action at www.lcuchaps.com.
(Courtesy LCU Sports Information)
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