#19 Mustangs Sweep #16 UCO

Late Surge Leads to Run-Rule in Game 1

No. 19 Midwestern State matched a program single-game record with four homers and exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning to roll to 15-6 run-rule win over No. 16 Central Oklahoma.
Freshman designated player Katelyn Vinson got the Mustangs started with a three-run blast as part of a four-run second inning. It was her fifth homer of the season to give MSU the early 4-1 lead.
Freshman shortstop Shelby Carter belted her fourth homer of the season with a shot over the left-field fence in the fifth inning to push the Midwestern advantage to 6-3, but Central Oklahoma clawed back to tie the game in the top of the sixth.
Kacie Edwards led off with a single off of the left-field fence and Hayley Hudson singled down the left-field line to setup Brooke Zukerman's three-run homer off of the left-field foul pool to knot the game at 6-6.
The Mustangs put the game away with a big sixth inning.
Freshman Chelsey Wall was hit by a pitch and Carey Campbell drew a four-pitch walk to set up a three-run homer by Kim Jerrick -- her 11th long ball of the season -- to give the MSU a 6-3 lead.
But MSU was far from finished.
Freshman Haley Howerton singled followed by a Courtney Bingham double to the right-field gap. Both came around to score on Shelby Carter's two-run single to the left-field gap to put the advantage to 8-3.
Christina Roosmalen drew a walk before Vinson narrowly missed her second homer of the game as UCO left fielder Devyn Frazier knocked the ball back into play off of her glove to limit her to an RBI single.
Freshman Chelsey Wall ended the game with a three-run shot over the left-field fence for her first collegiate homer.
MSU starter Kat Batey claimed the win to improve to 8-4 on the season. The Plano native allowed six runs - four earned - on 11 hits while walking four.
The Mustangs rocked UCO ace Kalynn Schrock for her third loss of the season. Schrock allowed nine runs -- seven earned -- on six hits with seven strikeouts and five walks.

Mustangs Complete Sweep with 4-1 Win

Courtney Bingham and Shelby Carter delivered two-run homers to lead 19th-ranked Midwestern State to a 4-1 win to complete a twin bill sweep over No. 16 Central Oklahoma Tuesday afternoon at Mustangs Park.
The Mustangs recovered from a season-long five-game skid to win their last three and improve to 23-9 on the season.
MSU returns to Lone Star Conference play with a three-game series at Incarnate Word later this week. The Mustangs play a single game at 7 p.m. Thursday night in San Antonio and wrap up the three-game set with a doubleheader Friday beginning at noon.
Bingham, a senior outfielder from Arlington, blasted her first homer of the season on a two-run shot to center field to give the Mustangs a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
Central Oklahoma had jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning on Kacie Edwards' RBI single up the middle to plate Ally Dziadula, who reached on a leadoff double down the left-field line.
It was the only run the Bronchos would muster off of MSU freshman Laci Belovsky, who improved to 15-5 allowing one run on seven hits in the complete game victory. The Grangerland product fanned three and walked one.
MSU extended its advantage in the fifth inning as Courtney Bingham ripped a double to the left-field gap to set up Shelby Carter's second homer of the day - two-run blast to left field. It was her fifth homer of the season.
Bingham led the Mustangs' nine-hit attack by going 3-for-3 while Carter, Christina Roosmalen and Katelyn Vinson had two hits each.
UCO freshman Nicole Brady took the loss in her collegiate debut. She allowed four runs -- all earned -- on nine hits in six innings.
The Bronchos fell to 20-7 on the season.