Innings 1-3: After Kim Bruins struck out two batters and another fouled out, Texas quickly found its way to the plate in the first inning. Taylor Hoagland and Brejae Washington both stole bases en route to the Longhorns’ first scores of the evening. The second inning saw little action as the Longhorns preserved their two-run lead. To start the bottom half of the third, Hoagland sent a changeup out left field. The Bruins added an RBI to bring Washington in to extend the lead to four.
Innings 4-7: Bruins struck out two more in the fourth as she continued her dominance in the circle. Stephanie Ceo scored on a wild pitch in the fourth to cap off the scoring before three scoreless innings. Bruins and HBU’s Sarah Shotton both dominated in the circle through the last three innings as both teams saw little offense.
By the numbers:
2: Illegal pitches by Houston Baptist starter Keely Shuler.
10: Hoagland’s stolen base count as she added another one Wednesday night. She is the team’s leader in stolen bases on the season, two ahead of Washington and three ahead of Taylor Thom.
19: Bruins’ consecutive scoreless innings to start the season. This is the longest consecutive scoreless streak in her career. Bruins has appeared in three games this season.
38: Team stolen bases for the season, as Washington (8/8 for the season), Hoagland and freshman Taylor King outsmarted the Houston Baptist infield Wednesday.
.583: Batting average for Ceo. Washington also boasts an average of .471 while Hoagland boasts a .419 average.