Softball suffers defeats

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Nicolette Perez, Contributing Writer

The Univesity of Dallas softball team traveled to Georgetown, Texas, over the weekend to play against the Southwestern University Pirates.  The team was defeated on Saturday in a doubleheader, losing 11-0 and 16-0, respectively.
On Saturday, freshman Nicole Frazier pitched every inning in the doubleheader until freshman Mariah Fairbanks was called up to take over on the mound. The Lady Crusaders battled 0-0 until the fourth inning, but, due to unfortunate mistakes, lost the first game.
The UD women also dropped a doubleheader to the Pirates on Sunday.  In the first game, Southwestern scored seven runs in the first three innings.
However, in the top of the fourth, senior Brittany Castro hit a single to left field. Then, the Lady Crusaders’ mojo got moving when sophomore Taylor Garcia hit a single up the middle, sending Castro to second.
Frazier then bunted a single to third base, advancing Garcia and Castro again. Freshman Jane Alsup grounded out but brought Castro home for the Crusaders’ first run of the game.
The Lady Crusaders did not give up, and in the top of the fifth inning scored two more runs. Freshman Erin Begle hit a single to left field and advanced to second on Fairbanks’s fielder’s choice. Castro hit a home run to left, bringing Begle home. Despite all this, the Crusaders were defeated by the Pirates.
The Crusaders will play another doubleheader Wednesday, April 10, against Centenary College of Louisiana at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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