SOFTBALL: YellowJackets conclude 4-0 trip to DFW Metroplex
IRVING, Texas -- The LeTourneau YellowJackets completed a four-game sweep in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by defeating Greenville College and the University of Dallas.
The YellowJackets defeated Greenville College 8-1 before edging Dallas 2-0.
The Jackets went 4-0 during their two-day trip to the Metroplex, having defeated Greenville 8-2 and 8-0 Tuesday in Forney.
LeTourneau improved its record to 9-7 with the four wins this week.
The YellowJackets will return to action Saturday when they visit conference rival Texas-Tyler, ranked No. 8 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Division III poll. The league doubleheader begins at 2 p.m.
LeTOURNEAU 8, GREENVILLE 1
The Jackets scored eight unanswered runs and cruised to their third win over Greenville College (Ill.) in two days in LeTourneau's opening game Wednesday.
Kelli Parton pitched a two-hitter and earned the complete-game victory for the YellowJackets. The sophomore from Henderson, Texas struck out six batters while walking three.
Juliana Tuel scored a team-leading three runs for the YellowJackets in the game. Anna Winter knocked the game-winning RBI with a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning that scored Ashley McPhail.
McPhail knocked a hit and scored two runs in the game, while Christin Mickelboro went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
With a 2-0 lead in hand going into the top of the second inning, the Jackets took advantage of two errors and a wild pitch to plate four more runs in the frame.
LeTOURNEAU 2, DALLAS 0
Taylor Thibodeaux pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the YellowJackets to a narrow 2-0 win on the road at the University of Dallas to conclude their four-game trip.
Thibodeaux, a sophomore from Angleton, Texas, struck out five batters and walked only two. Only one Dallas batter reached third base in the game.
The YellowJackets plated the game-winning run in the top of the fourth when Jourdan Glover scored from third base on Cooper's RBI groundout to first. Glover reached base and advanced to third on a Dallas outfield error.
LeTourneau added an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning when Winter led off with a triple and then came home on Mickelboro's sacrifice fly.
McPhail knocked two base hits in the game, while Whitehead, Mickelboro, Winter and Glover recorded base hits of their own.