Mustangs come up shy in slugfest at ENMU

Mustangs come up shy in slugfest at ENMU
MSU's Gracie Bogle thows a strike in the Mustangs 6-4 win over Lubbock Christian. / Source: KAUZ

PORTALES, NM (KAUZ) - The MSU Texas softball team rallied multiple times to take the lead on Saturday, but victory wasn't in the cards as the Mustangs dropped an 11-7 decision on the road to Eastern New Mexico.
 
Senior catcher Amanda Thomas went a perfect 4-for-4 from the dish, driving home three and scoring twice while adding a double. Freshman shortstop Caycee Griffin notched a multi-hit performance, driving home three while hitting her second long ball of the season.
 
After staking the Greyhounds to a 2-0 lead in the first, MSU connected on a pair of solo round-trippers to tie the game in the third. Griffin took a 2-2 offering to left to lead off the inning before sophomore outfielder Kelsey Eropkin hit a bomb to straightaway center.
 
A bases-clearing double in the bottom of the third allowed the Greyhounds to regain the lead. Trailing 7-4, the Mustangs stormed back in the fifth, again tying the game. Junior second baseman Samantha Loos lined a single through the left-side of the infield and sophomore outfielder Lauren Lindgren smashed a single off the third baseman to bring the tying run to the plate.
 
Thomas lined an opposite-field shot into the alley for a double, allowing both runners to score. Griffin would bring the Marble Falls native home on a fielder's choice with two outs.
 
ENMU hit two of its four home runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the lead for good and complete the sweep.

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