COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M softball team defeated Galveston College 10-5 in a 10-inning matchup Thursday night at Davis Diamond.
The Aggies jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first as Riley Sartain doubled to score Kylie George.
The Whitecaps responded with two runs on five hits before Texas A&M added four runs in the third to regain the lead, highlighted by a three-run homer from Sartain.
Galveston College used four singles and three walks to tie the game at 5-5 in the sixth. In the seventh, the Aggies took advantage of four walks, a sacrifice fly and two hits, including a double from Payton McBride, to give them a four-run lead.
The Maroon & White added an insurance run in the ninth to conclude scoring for the Aggies.
Hannah Mayo threw the first 5.1 innings of the game, allowing 10 hits, five runs and three walks, while striking out two. Payton McBride earned the win to move to 2-0 in the fall as she fanned three and allowed just two walks and one hit in 2.2 innings of work. Kendall Potts spent the last two innings in the circle, recording four strikeouts and allowing just two hits and one walk.
B1| George singled to the pitcher and scored on a Sartain double to right field to give the Aggies the early lead. A&M 1, GC 0
T3| Galveston College scored two runs on five hits to give them a 2-1 lead. A&M 1, GC 2
B3| George and Morgan Smith recorded back-to-back singles before Sartain’s three-run blast to regain the lead for the Aggies. After singling up the middle, Madi Jatzlau scored on a Gabby Moreno single to left. A&M 5, GC 2
T6 | The Whitecaps plated three runs on five hits to even the game. A&M 5, GC 5
B7 | Texas A&M put up a four-spot in the seventh, beginning with three-straight walks to Ashlynn Walls, Kayla Poynter and Kayla Garcia to load the bases. McBride doubled through the left side, scoring Walls and Poynter. Garcia scored on a Meagan Smith sacrifice fly to centerfield and McBride touched home on an obstruction call at third base. A&M 9, GC 5
B9 | The Aggies added a run in the ninth as Poynter led off with a single to center and was followed by a Garcia double, allowing George, who pinch ran for Poynter, to tag up and score on a Dani Elder sacrifice fly. A&M 10, GC 5
Top Offensive Players:
Riley Sartain | 2-for-4, 4 RBI, HR, 2B, BB, R
Kylie George | 2-for-3, 3 R, 3 SB
Gabby Moreno | 2-for-2, RBI
Hannah Mayo – 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 2 K, 3 BB
Payton McBride (2-0) – W, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 2 BB
Kendall Potts – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB
The Aggies return to action Friday with another 10-inning game against Temple College. First pitch is slated to begin at 5 p.m.
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