MSU Roundup: Softball and Tennis

MSU sofbtall vs Cameron / Source: KAUZ
MSU sofbtall vs Cameron / Source: KAUZ

Mustangs drop series opener to Cameron, 4-0

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Bethany Hines allowed just three base runners the final six innings and Abby Warren went 4-for-4 with two RBI to lead Cameron to a 4-0 shutout victory over Midwestern State in the series opener Friday evening at Mustangs Park.
 
After Midwestern State (12-17, 3-10 LSC) loaded the bases in the first inning with two hits and a walk, Hines limited the Mustangs to just three singles the remainder of the game. A single up the middle by Erin Knox began a two-out surge for MSU in the first before Carli Woolsey followed with a single to left and Kelsey Knox drew a walk to load the bases. However, Hines escaped the jam with an inning-ending strikeout to keep the game scoreless after one.
 
Cameron (23-7, 11-2 LSC) went on the board in the top of the second with three singles in the inning. Hines plated the first run of the game with a RBI single to shortstop to score Warren who led off the frame with an infield single.
 
The Aggies added to their lead in the third on a solo home run to right field by Paige Daino for a 2-0 advantage.
 
An RBI single down the left field line by Warren plated the third run for Cameron in the fifth to score Breezy McComas who led off with a single through the left side. The Aggies rounded out their scoring in the seventh on a Warren RBI single to center for a 4-0 final.

Mustangs fall 6-3 in hard-fought battle to No. 7 West Florida

Midwestern State pushed No. 7 West Florida to the edge Friday afternoon but dropped a trio of three-set matches in a 6-3 loss to the Argonauts at the Ralph Carson Tennis Complex.

West Florida (10-5) began the day by claiming two of three doubles matches with victories at No. 1 and 3 to take the advantage heading into singles play.

Midwestern State (6-3) earned an 8-6 win at the number two doubles spot to even up the match at 1-1 with sophomore Maddy Coffman and freshman Bianca Duff winning their ninth-straight match of the season over Jordana Lujan and Heather Mixon.

In singles, Lujan quickly added another point to West Florida's tally with a 6-0, 6-1 score over junior Amy Clifton at No. 2 to push the UWF lead to 3-1.

At No. 5, Coffman recorded her second point of the day with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Valeria Mantilla for a 3-2 match.

No. 41 Paula Lopez answered back gutting out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 decision over junior Daria Panferova on court one before Mixon clinched the match for the Argos on court four outlasting Duff, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Sophomore Eirini Kontaki added the third point of the day for the Mustangs on court three with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 decision over Diana Vlad for her sixth-straight victory.

At No. 6 singles, Samantha Echevarria pulled out a 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over sophomore Greta Lazzarotto to conclude the match.

The Mustangs are back in action Saturday as they take on No. 19 Georgia College at 10:30 a.m. at the Ralph Carson Tennis Complex.

No. 9 West Florida powers past Mustangs with 9-0 sweep

No. 9 West Florida pushed its win streak to six matches Friday afternoon with a 9-0 sweep over No. 15 Midwestern State at the Ralph Carson Tennis Complex.

The Argonauts (12-1) started the day with a 3-0 doubles sweep behind an 8-5 win by the nation's top tandem of Alex Peyrot and Pedro Dumont over senior Ramon Toyos and sophomore Dillon Pineda on court one.

West Florida put up their fourth point on court two with Gabriel Dias defeating freshman Angel Palacios, 6-4, 6-0.

Dumont clinched the win for West Florida with a 6-3, 6-4 win over junior Vasudev Vijayaraman at the number three singles spot.

Pineda managed to stretch his match on court six to three sets, but Sebastian Sanchez outlasted him in the tiebreaker, 5-7, 7-6, 10-7.

The Mustangs (5-5) are back in action Saturday at the Ralph Carson Tennis Complex with a 10:30 a.m. match against No. 11 Georgia College.

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