Brien Lank, Contributing Writer
University of Dallas Softball (1-6) played a doubleheader against Southwestern Assemblies of God University last Tuesday night booking its first victory with a 7-6 win in game one, before losing 9-4 in game two.
For game one, the Crusaders came out strong in the first inning scoring two runs to take a quick lead. Brittany Castro scored off of a left field fly from Taylor Garcia, and the next at bat followed suit with a single from Nicole Frazier to bring Ciara Stewart home. Southwestern Assemblies of God answered with two runs scored at the top of the second, but Dallas came back harder with four runs scored in response. Castro tripled out to center field bringing home Mariah Fairbanks.
Castro would then score off a center field fly from Erin Begle and later a triple to right field from Frazier would have Garcia and Stewart score to finish the second. Dallas allowed two runs in the third and two more in the seventh but would win the game 7-6 with a final run by Begle in the sixth.
Game two would begin well with Dallas matching its opponent with one run scored in the first inning by Castro. Southwestern Assemblies would score four runs in the third, however, to take a good lead. Castro would respond by stealing second and later scoring off a single to left field by Stewart, but the opposing team would record four more runs in the next three innings, bringing Dallas to a seven run deficit.
The Crusaders would close the gap scoring two more runs in the seventh off a double from Garcia to bring Begle home, and then a run by Garcia herself. The Crusaders would ultimately lose the second game of the day 9-4.