• by Travis Hendryx •

BELTON, Texas- A walk off double by Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Kasi Cummings in extra innings propelled the Crusaders to a 4-3 edging of visiting Sul Ross in the first game of a Thursday ASC doubleheader.

UMHB came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Lady Lobos in the second contest by a score of 3-1.

The two teams will wrap up the three-game series with a single, seven inning affair beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday.

Game 1: UMHB-4, SRSU-3

Mary Hardin-Baylor took an early 2-0 lead in their opening inning.

A solo home run by freshman Payslee Sims pulled Sully to within a run in the top of the second.

Abbie Alvarado then smashed a fast ball over the wall scoring Isabella Garcia to tie the outing at three.

The tie would stretch to the bottom of the tenth before Cummings’ one-out double scored Jessi Ives for the 4-3 walk off victory.

Jodie Vaughn shouldered the loss after working all ten frames.

Vaughn allowed four runs off of seven hits while posting seven strikeouts.

Alvarado led Lady Lobo batters at 2-for-3 hitting with a run scored and two RBI.

Game 2: UMHB-3, SRSU-1

Mary Villareal’s solo home run in the top of the second gave Sully a 1-0 lead.

It marked the only time Sul Ross would light the board as the home squad tied the game in the third and added two more runs in the fifth for the 3-1 victory.

Starter Kendall Dove posted the loss after six innings.

Offensively, Rebecca Rodriguez led the effort hitting 2-for-3.