West Texas A&M tops Angelo State
Brown's fifth-inning home run lifts Lady Buffs past No. 1 Belles
CANYON, Texas -- No. 23 West Texas A&M used a Meghan Brown three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and a solid pitching performance by Marci Womack to take down No. 1 Angelo State on Saturday. The Lady Buffs improve to 22-12 (7-5 LSC) while Angelo State falls to 26-5 (10-2 LSC) on the season.
“Meghan Brown stepped up in a huge situation for the game-winner," West Texas A&M head coach Kevin Blaskowski said. "She’s a senior that lives for the big moment in a game. What a great effort by our entire lineup to fight back and take a huge LSC series.”
The Belles started off the scoring in the top of the first inning with two runs on three hits highlighted by a DeeshanaLynn Tafiti two-run single to right field for the early 2-0 lead.
Angelo struck again in the top of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Amanda Wilhelm to score Chelsey Walters who led off the inning with a double to extend the ASU lead to 3-0.
The Lady Buffs plated their first run of the afternoon in the bottom of the fourth inning when Renee Erwin, who led off the inning with a single, scored on an errant throw on a Lacey Seidl sacrifice bunt to cut the lead to 3-1.
West Texas A&M took its first lead of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning on Brown's big fly to left center field with one out to plate Alyssa Lemos and Kimberly LeComte for the 4-3 lead.
Womack took the lead and ran with it, getting the last six outs of the game to take the 4-3 win from the Belles and the weekend LSC series. Womack picked up the win in the circle (11-5), giving up three runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts in the complete-game win.