The LeTourneau University softball team dropped a doubleheader at Louisiana College, 4-1 and 6-0 on Wednesday in Pineville, Louisiana.
The YellowJackets (11-15, 9-12 ASC) were held to six and four hits, respectively in the doubleheader sweep. It ends a stretch of four consecutive series victories by LeTourneau.
After Tuesday night’s comeback win, LeTourneau rallied to tie the first game at one in the top of the sixth before the Wildcats came back with three in its half of the inning en route to a 4-1 win in game one.
Senior Brianna Williams had an RBI single for her second hit of the contest to lead LETU. Earlier in the inning, freshman Kennedi Dillow was hit-by-pitch to begin the inning; then a ground out moved her into scoring position to set the stage for the game-tying hit by Williams.
Earlier in the game, in the 4th, Williams had a single to extend her hitting streak to 12 games.
With the contest tied at 1, in the bottom of the sixth, Louisiana College scored three times on four hits and three LETU errors for the comeback win. LETU mounted a threat in the top of the seventh, putting runners on first and second before a double play ended the contest.
LETU junior Courtney Matulis pitched 5.1 innings, scattering six hits and three runs (all earned) as well as three strikeouts in the loss to fall to 3-2. For Louisiana College, Darian Thacker went the distance, allowing six hits and striking out three to improve to 4-3.
In the nightcap, Louisiana College built an early 5-0 lead in a rematch of Tuesday’s starters – Kayla Cosby for LeTourneau and Savannah Settle for Louisiana College.
The Wildcats scored three times on three hits in the first inning for a 3-0 advantage; then they scored twice in the second as they capitalized on an LETU error and wild pitch.
LETU stranded two base runners each in the third, the fourth and in the sixth in an attempt to cut into the Louisiana lead. To lead off the fourth inning, Williams hit a double to left-center to extend her hitting streak to 13 games.
The Wildcats picked up an insurance run in the fourth to stretch the lead to 6-0. Six different players had a hit in the win for Louisiana College including Mattie Stine and Jade Johnson, who each had two.
Settle picked up the win, allowing just two hits and striking out four to improve to 11-4. Cosby went the distance for the YellowJackets, allowing nine hits, six runs (three earned) and striking out three to fall to 6-7.
Next, LeTourneau will face the University of Dallas in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, Mar. 30 in Irving at 5:00 p.m.