No. 10 Softball Takes Two In Double Header Against UTSA
April 9, 2008
HOUSTON -- The University of Houston softball team got three home runs en route to a double-header sweep of visiting UTSA Wednesday at Cougar Softball Stadium.
Houston (33-5, 10-1 C-USA) won game one by a 3-0 margin and took the nightcap 5-3 over the Roadrunners (18-20, 13-8 SLC).
Freshman Jennifer Klinkert and junior Laurie Wagner each had a home run in game one. In the bottom of the second, Klinkert sent a 1-0 pitch over left field giving her 10 home runs on the season, tying the school record for fifth most home runs in a season. Wagner joined Klinkert at the top of the all-time ledger after she sent a home run over center field on a 1-1 pitch in the fourth inning.
Houston added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth after junior Jessica Valis scored on a ground out by Elaina Nordstrom. Valis hit the 11th triple of her career to reach base. The triple ties her for most career triples in program history. Valis is tied with current assistant coach Kim Nesloney.
Shamblin pitched the complete game moving to 20-2 in the circle. She allowed two hits, seven strikeouts, two walks.
Game Two- Houston 5, UTSA 3
The Cougars added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth when freshman Kasey Willow plating junior Haley Valis and freshman Katy Beth Sherman off a two-run double.
Senior Barbie Love went 5.2 innings scattering nine hits, giving up three runs, walking four and striking out six. Shamblin entered the game in the top of the sixth with the bases loaded and two outs. She needed one pitch to retire the side and strike out all three batters she faced in the top of the seventh earning her second save of the season.
Love earned the win and moved to 8-1 on the year.
UTSA stranded 10 runners in game two and recorded only two extra base hits on the day.
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