Collier Powers Bearkat Softball To Victory

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HUNTSVILLE -- Designated player Mandy Collier hit a grand slam home run in an eight-run third inning and catched Casey Everitt added a two-run homer in the fifth inning as Sam Houston State run ruled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10-2 in five innings to sweep a three-game Southland Conference softball series at the Bearkat Softball Complex Sunday.

Sam Houston State (14-12, SLC 5-1) totaled 11 hits in 25 at bats for the
victory. Tanya Hooser, Everitt, and Sarah Parich led the Kats in hitting
each with two.

Brandi Crnkovic (5-5) was the winning pitcher, striking out three and giving up onlye two hits and three walks.

During the three-game series, which included 12-6 and 6-3 victories
Saturday, the Bearkats hit .407 with 35 hits including four doubles and
seven home runs. Everitt hit .500 for the series, going 6-for-12 with four
home runs and 10 RBIs in the three contests.

Other home run hitters included Hooser, Mandy Collier, and Janaye
Richardson, each with one. Parich went 5-for-6 during the series (.833), Hooser 5-for-10 (.500), and Stephanie Mosley 4-for-9 (.444).

Jennifer Cummings (1-10) was the loser for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-23, SLC 1-10). Other Bearkats with RBIs included Amy Brown, Janaye Richardson, and Sarah Parich.

Line Score

Sam Houston St 10, TXAM-Corpus Christi 2 (Mar 18, 2007 at Huntsville, TX)
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TXAM-Corpus Christi. 001 10 - 2 2 1 (4-23, 1-10 SLC)
Sam Houston St...... 008 02 - 10 11 0 (14-12, 5-1 SLC)
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Pitchers: TXAM-Corpus Christi - Cummings, J.; Simancas, A.(3); Hurdt, M.(3).
Sam Houston St -
Crnkovic.
Win-Crnkovic(5-5) Loss-Cummings, J.(1-10) T-1:31 A-102
HR TAMUCC - Hurdt, M..
HR SHSU - Everitt; Collier.