March 9, 2004
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Steady pitching from the tandem of Crystal Briscoe and Jenny Johnson and clutch hitting from Kristen Glowacz propelled the Cougars to a 3-1 win and a doubleheader sweep of the Texas State Bobcats. The Cougars improve to 21-8 on the year---their best start in school history.
Briscoe improves to 6-2 on the year, while Johnson worked the final two innings to record her seventh save.
The Cougars took the lead in the sixth inning. Kim Nesloney led off the frame with a single to shortstop, and when Jamie Adams grounded into an apparent fielder's choice, Texas State third baseman Brittany Hodge threw wild at second in her attempt to force Nesloney. Nesloney moved the third on the error to put runners on the corners.
For the second straight game Kristen Glowacz ripped a Bobcat pitch into the night, launching a three-run home run to left field to give Houston a 3-1 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning Texas State broke the scoreless tie with a two-out rally. With one out Jennelle Wolter reached on a bunt single in front of the plate and caught the Cougar defense napping and immediately swiped second. After a foul out to Michelle Keith, Katie Ann Trahan ripped a double down the left field line to plate Wolter and give Texas State a 1-0 lead.
The Cougars had a scoring opportunity in the top of the fifth, when Jaci Gonzalez worked a lead-off walk and was sacrificed to second by Brooke Johnson. Lindsay Durham grounded out to third, and Gonzalez was thrown out trying to move up a base, completing a unconventional 5-3-5 double play.