Brock's Bombers Split With Bobcats

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HUNTSVILLE -- Amy Krueger single to right field scored Tamara Keller in the 10th inning as Texas State-San Marcos edged Sam Houston State 2-1 in the first game of a Southland Conference softball doubleheader.

Sarah Parich hit a two-run double in the fifth inning to power the Bearkats to a 5-2 victory in the second game as the two teams split the double. The pair will meet in the third game of the Southland series Sunday at 1 p.m.

In the opening game, Bobcats' Ragan Blake and the Bearkats' Brandi Crnkovic went toe-to-toe in a pitcher's duel that was scoreless until the second extra inning.

In the top of the ninth, Jetta Weinheimer homered for the game's first run.

In the bottom of the ninth, with two out, Casie Everitt homered to send the game into the 10th inning and the international softball tiebreaker.

Keller started the inning at second, was sacrificed to third, and scored on Krueger's single.

Blake (20-10) allowed only three hits in 10 innings, striking out six
Bearkats and walking two. Crnkovic (11-9) struck out nine Bobcats while spreading nine hitters over 10 innings.

Sam Houston jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second game as the first of two doubles by Parich scored a run. The Bobcats bounced back to score two runs in the top of the third but Parich's second double in the fifth inning put the Bearkats ahead to stay.

Morgan Mikulin (14-10) was the victor for SHSU in the second contest, giving up only three hits while striking out seven Bobcats. Blake (20-11) took the loss in relief.

Sam Houston State stands 26-20 for the season and 13-7 in Southland action.
Texas State-San Marcos holds a 25-20 season mark with a 14-9 Southland record.