San Antonio – Malissa Magee tossed 10 scoreless innings to lead St. Mary’s University to a split of a doubleheader, 6-0, 2-3, against Texas A&M University-Kingsville in women’s softball action Tuesday night at Hubert Field.
Magee (Jr., Houston) improved to 9-3 overall this season with the win in game one and lowered her ERA to 0.84 on the season. In game one Magee allowed just two Javelina batters to reach base and only one to get past first base in the game. She struck out seven in the complete game shutout, her fifth of the season.
Kelcy Walker (Jr., San Antonio) gave Magee all the run support she would need when she took a Natalie Jones pitch over the wall in right for her fourth homerun of the season. Heather Monroe (Fr., New Braunfels) smacked a two-run triple to add to the scoring.
In game two the Javelinas broke through against Rattler starter Taryn Munoz (Fr., Bulverde). Marquesha Torres lined a single to center to give TAMUK a 1-0 lead in the first inning. St. Mary’s rallied in the third inning. With one out Munoz singled to right and one out later Mary K Pederson (Jr., Houston) singled to put runners on the corners with two outs. Sarah Cooper (Jr., Houston) singled to left to score Munoz and Pederson advanced to third on the play. Then Nora Aguilar uncorked a wild pitch to score Pederson with the go-ahead run.
In the fourth inning the Javs took the lead. Sally Lozano doubled to lead off and Cassie Anderson followed with a single. Magee came in from the bullpen and allowed an infield single to Joanna Dorado. An errant throw by Pederson allowed Lozano to score. Magee retired the next two batters, but a wild pitch allowed Anderson to score the go-ahead run. From there Aguilar retired the last 10 batters of the game.
Munoz dropped to 2-1 on the season, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out one in three innings of work. Magee allowed just two hits over three innings, while striking out three in relief. Aguilar improved to 7-3, allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out 12 in the complete game.
With the split the Rattlers are now 15-6 overall this season, while TAMUK is 14-7. St. Mary’s will return to action on Thursday when they host Trinity University in a doubleheader at Rattler Field, starting at 5 p.m.