Softball sits at third place in the LSC

Orlando Flores Jr.

Freshman and junior hitters break home run record

Carey Campbell, Senior jumps to catch the ball while a Cameron runner makes it to second Tuesday April 16.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Roberts

The softball team stands 35-12 on the season with a 12-7 LSC record to take third place after a 6-5 victory over Cameron Tuesday.

The team got off to a hot start with a two-run homer in the first from Kelley Schaefer that brought in Haley Howerton.

Schaefer came up big for the team again in the sixth inning, hitting another home run.

Cameron tried to make a late comeback in the top of the seventh, scoring two runs, before Laci Belovsky got the save with a strikeout from Cameron’s Sonora Zukerman.

The women will continue LSC play Friday at home during the team’s Swing for the Cure event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The team is continuing the success they had over the weekend, as they completed a series sweep against rival Tarleton State University, winning their three-game series April 12-13.

During the series, freshman designated hitter Katelyn Vinson continued her home-run barrage, knocking her 15th and 16th homers of the season in the first and third games, respectively.

Vinson not only sets the record for most home runs in a season by a freshman, but she also joins junior catcher Kim Jerrick in hitting the most home runs in a season, passing the 15-mark set by Mallory Mooney in 2011. Jerrick officially set the new record in the second game of the series, with Vinson joining her after the third game.

Freshman pitcher Kat Batey improved her record to 14-5 after the three-game series, giving up a total of 12 hits and five runs in the two games she pitched. Laci Belovsky also picked up her 20th win of the season during game two.