The Grambling State University softball team concluded its three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series against Texas Southern April 5 and 6 in Houston, Texas at Memorial Park.
Game 1 – Friday, April 5
After a scoreless first inning, Texas Southern (11-21 overall, 9-0 SWAC) exploded for six runs in the second inning to grab a 6-0 lead. TSU plated one run in the third inning and added four more in the fourth inning to take an 11-0 lead.
Grambling State (14-17, 2-9) could not extend the game as Texas Southern took the opener, 11-0, in five innings.
Game 2 – Friday, April 5
In the night cap, Texas Southern scored four runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning to grab a quick 4-0 lead.
Neither team could plate a run in the second inning, but TSU exploded for seven runs in the third inning, including a grand slam home run by Paige Jackson, to extend the lead to 11-0.
TSU added a run in the fourth inning, which led them a 12-0 win.
Game 3-Saturday, April 6
GSU (14-18 overall, 2-10 SWAC) struck for one run in the top half of the first inning.
Edwenia Foster walked with one out and moved to second base on a passed ball.
Foster advanced to third on a Rikkelle Miller ground out.
Tia Coleman was hit by a pitch to put runners on the corners with two outs. Coleman stole second and moved to third on an error as Foster scored from third to give GSU a quick 1-0 lead. TSU (12-21, 10-0) responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame and added one run in the second to grab a 3-1 lead. A Madi Marek two-run home run with two outs highlighted the third inning as Texas Southern extended the lead to 5-1.
GSU got a run back in the fourth inning as Miller singled to begin the frame. Coleman followed with a base hit to left as Asli Strozier, who pinch ran for Miller, moved to second. Tayler-Lenz Selvera singled to right center to score Strozier as Coleman was out at the plate as GSU cut the lead to 5-2. TSU plated three runs in the bottom of the frame to extending the lead to 8-2.
TSU won the game 10-2 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Lady Tigers return to action for a three-game series starting on Friday against Arkansas Pine- Bluff. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday at GSU softball complex in Grambling, La.