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Texas A&M Softball

Aggie softball takes final SEC series from Ole Miss 8-6

May 2, 2015

The Texas A&M softball team took game two of the final SEC series of the season versus the Ole Miss Rebels 8-6 to move to 2-0 in the series.

The Aggies quickly took over the first inning after a lead off double from freshman Tori Vidales, before a walk from April Ryan and an error put Cali Lanphear on loading the bases and giving the Ags the opportunity to score. It was then when the catcher Ashley Walters drew an RBI walk to give the lead to the Aggies.

With the bases loaded, the designated player Celena Massey, stepped up to the plate and hit a two run double, sending Lanphear and April Ryan home to advance the Aggies lead to 3-0.

A&M starting pitcher Katie Marks quickly retired three batters in order in the second with a strike out followed by two pop ups.

The Aggies added one more to the board in the bottom of the fourth after Clopton made it to third base on an error followed by a walk from Vidales, ultimately leading to an out from Ryan that sent Clopton home.

Marks allowed one runner on in the top of the fifth, but with two outs the Rebels weren’t able to score after Marks threw her third strike out of the game, leaving the runner stranded.

With runners on at second and third and two outs in the bottom of the fifth, pinch hitter Hailey Rebar stepped in with a single up the middle, sending both runners home giving the Aggies the 6-0 lead.
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The busy sixth inning went in the Rebels favor after a walk given up by Marks gave the Rebels a runner on base. After a stolen base by the first batter up, a fly up over the Aggies heads in right center gave the runner the ability to score, putting the first run on the board for the Rebels.

An error made by Vidales gave the opportunity for the Rebels runner to advance to second, then making it home after the next at bat singled to center field, giving Ole Miss an extra run.

Vidales lead things off for the Aggies in the bottom of the sixth with a single followed by a home-run from April Ryan, advancing the score 8-4 for the Aggies.

After a home-run from the Rebels in the top of the sixth, senior Rachel Fox stepped into the circle to close out the second game, allowing only one run, giving the Aggies the victory 8-6.

First pitch of Sunday’s game of the final SEC series will be thrown at 1:00.
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