Lions finish rough trip to Texas

Denton, Texas -- The Missouri Southern softball team dropped a pair of games in five innings today at Texas Woman's University, falling 13-5 in the opener and 10-2 in the nightcap. 

Southern (3-11) fell down 3-0 after the first inning in game one, but stormed back to score five runs in the second. With an out, Dawn Grass singled to center and was followed with a single from Krista Bomak and a walk to Brooke Hurley to load the bases. A walk to Lauren Hasty brought home one run and a single from Natalie Nelson scored another.

After another out, another walk, this time to Jessica Brooks scored Hurley and Megan Roark was hit with a pitch to score Nelson. The Lions' final run of the inning came on an RBI single from Kelli Bax. 

TWU (13-6) answered back, however. The Pioneers scored four runs in each of the second and third innings and put two more across in the fifth to end the game early. 

Grass and Bomak both went 2-3 with a run scored, while Bax, Hasty and Nelson all had a hit each. 

In game two, the Lions were down 4-0 before they scored two runs in the top of the fifth on an RBI single from Grass and a wild pitch that scored Hasty. 

The Pioneers again played big inning and scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. 

Grass again went 2-3, this time driving in a run, while Bax and Hasty picked up the Lions' other two hits. 

Southern will be back in action this weekend playing host to the Terri Mathis Zenner Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.