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The Lamar University softball team was swept by Baylor University on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action. LU dropped game one 6-0 and 2-0 in game two of the doubleheader.
The Lady Bears came out swinging in the bottom of the first inning. After back-to-back walks in the inning, the third Lady Bear reached on an error, which scored one. Later in the inning, Baylor scored its second run on a passed ball. The third came on a single to left field and after one inning Baylor took a 3-0 lead.
Lamar got its first hit of the contest in the top of the second inning. With two outs, Maddy Myers singled to left field. Victoria Garivey walked putting two on base. However, they would be left stranded on base.
The walks and errors hurt the Cards in the bottom of the second inning. After a strikeout, the Lady Bears next two hitters reached on a walk. After a Cards error scored two, LU found themselves down 5-0. Later in the inning, McGlaun hit a sacrifice fly scoring Baylor's sixth run of the game.
Lamar looked to get the things going in the top of the fourth inning. Jade Lewis led off with a single, but Taylor Murphy grounded into a double play. Myers ended the inning by lining out to left field. In the fifth inning, the first two hitters were retired before Elizabeth Castillo drew a walk. However, Castsillo would be left stranded on base.
After the first two innings, Cards starter Julia Voluntad settled in and in the bottom of the fifth inning, got the first two hitters retired before allowing a double. Following the double, Voluntad got Smith to line out to Shannon Klaus to end the inning.
Trailing 6-0 entering the top of the seventh inning, LU need six runs to keep the game alive. The first two Cards were retired before Mackenzie Futrell drew a walk. However, that would be all LU would get in the frame and drop game one, 6-0.
Pitching dominated game two of the doubleheader as neither team could get anything going in the first inning. Lamar picked up the first hit of the game in the top of the second inning. With one out, Taylor Murphy singled to right field. Murphy was the only hit of the inning and she was left stranded on base.
The Lady Bears broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning. Baylor's first two hitters reached and advanced to scoring position on a sac bunt. Following an out, Bower doubled home both runs taking a 2-0 lead.
The Cards looked as if they would get the bats going in the top of the fourth inning. With one out, Lewis singled up the middle, however, she would be left stranded on the bases. Lamar picked up one more hit in the top of the fifth inning when Garivey singled up the middle but again would be left stranded.
After allowing the two runs in the second inning, Lamar did not let Bears get anything going offensively. In the fifth inning, LU got a foul out and strike out to start the inning. After a single, LU got the Lady Bears to ground out.
The game remained in favor of the Lady Bears, 2-0, heading to the top of the seventh inning. With one out, Taylor Davis came up and hit a pitch hit single, however, she would be left stranded on base and LU would drop game two, 2-0.
Lamar returns to action on Friday, April 19 when they host Northwestern State in an SLC doubleheader. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. from the LU Softball Complex.