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Softball Coasts Past Rust in Doubleheader Sweep

Softball Coasts Past Rust in Doubleheader Sweep

The Austin College softball team picked up a pair of mercy-rule victories over Rust College on Sunday, winning 13-4 in game one and 13-5 in game two to improve to 3-9 overall this season.

The 'Roos jumped on top early in game one, putting three runs on the board before four unearned runs came across for Rust in the bottom of the first. However, those would be the only four runs for the Bearcats as Austin College plated two in the second and three more in the third to blow the game open. After another run in the fourth, Raquel Vara homered in the fifth to kick off a four-run inning and make it a 13-4 final.

Vara finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBI, while Kat Wright earned the pitching victory after surrendering four unearned runs on just two hits in 5.0 innings of work.

In game two, Austin College built a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third, scoring two runs in each of the first three innings, before Rust got on the board with three runs in the third frame to cut it to a 6-3 margin. Beth Massey launched a two-run homer in the second inning to highlight the early scoring.

Vara tripled and Taylor Van Kirk doubled home runs as part of a five run fourth, and after two more runs scored for Rust in the fifth, Jaylin Clevenger doubled home a run and eventually came around to score to make it a 13-5 final in the sixth.

Massey went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Van Kirk went 2-for-3 with four RBI in the win. Courtney Gonzales picked up the win.