Swing for the Cure

Orlando Flores Jr.

Softball program raises money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation during last regular season home series

Kim Jerrick, junior, did not get the tag out at home. The Mustangs would win the game 11-4.

The softball program used their final home series of the season to do some charity work, as well as rack up more wins on the season.

The April 19th doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville was dubbed MSU Softball’s “Swing for the Cure” night.

General admission to both games was free to the public with the request of a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for cancer research.

Donations from the 340 people in attendance totaled more than $500.

To honor the foundation, the team wore black t-shirt jerseys with pink lettering and pink socks.

Kingsville also got in on the festivities, wearing a light pink and blue uniform.

Katelyn Vinson, Freshman gets a five from head coach Brady Tigert after hitting a two run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning against Texas-A&M Kingsville Friday during the Swing for the Cure game.

The women got off to a good start, winning the first game 11-4, thanks to two home runs apiece from junior Kim Jerrick and freshman Katelyn Vinson.

Jerrick and Vinson brought their season home run counts up to 18, keeping them locked in a tie for the most home runs in a season.

The women continued to dominate Kingsville in the second game of the series, as freshman Laci Belovsky pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the team to a 7-0 victory.

The team faced Kingsville for a third time on April 20 during Senior Night, finishing up a perfect sweep with an 8-4 victory.

Seniors Megan Chartier, Elena Bennett, Carey Campbell, Courtney Bingham and Christina Roosmalen were all honored prior to the game.

The team currently stands at 38-12 on the season with a Lone Star Conference record of 15-7. It is currently ranked third in the LSC and is riding a 10-game winning streak going into its final two series on the road with Cameron University (April 24) and Abilene Christian University (April 26-27) before preparing for the LSC Postseason Tournament held at West Texas A&M from May 3-5.