Softball faces tough competition at 2015 Tiger Classic, falls to 6-5 on campaign

The Bears softball team (6-5) competed in the Tiger Classic on Feb. 13-15 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, getting two wins and three losses in the tournament.

UCA beat Hofstra University 3-2 before losing to Louisiana State University 8-0.

The Bears notched another loss to the University of Notre Dame 4-1 and lost to Hofstra University 8-0.

The Bears beat the Mississippi Valley State University Devilettes (1-10) 11-2 in five innings Feb. 15.

In the top of the first inning, senior outfielder Omeshia Moffett popped up to freshmen shortstop Tori Seasor off a bunt.

Senior outfielder Natalia Covarrubias hit a fly ball out to left field.

Sophomore utility player Deja Talton stuck out swinging.

UCA went to bat in the bottom of the first.

Junior outfielder Sam Forrest and sophomore outfielder Briana Whisenhunt scored off a double by junior utility player Sarah Bigej.

Bigej scored off of a single by sophomore outfielder Hannah Stirton.

The Bears ended the first inning with two scores by junior third basemen Lindsay Elliot and Stirton off of a double down the line by Seasor, making the score 5-0.

The top of the second started out with redshirt freshmen Ikeyia Alexander hitting a fly ball to center field.

Junior outfielder Tracey Williams struck out swinging.

Freshmen utility player Sharia Cormier hit a fly ball to center field.

Three outs later, UCA took to adding to its lead in the bottom of the second.

Forrest hit a home run out to right field, making the score 6-0.

Whisenhunt singled up the middle and Bigej doubled down the right field line.

Whisenhunt scored on a wild pith, and Bigej advanced to third.

Bigej scored off a single by junior catcher Jessie Taylor.

Senior shortstop Hayley Parker pinch ran for Taylor.

Stirton hit a ground ball out to third base, and Parker advanced to second.

Elliot walked, and Seasor reached on a fielder’s choice.

Elliot got out at second base, while Parker advanced to third.

Parker scored off a single by senior first basemen Ashley Boswell, and Seasor advanced to second, making the score 9-0.

Junior outfielder Amy Gunnells hit a fly ball out to left field.

In the top of the third, freshmen catcher Brianna Johnson walked.

Senior utility player Brandi Williams also walked, sending Johnson to second base.

Junior outfielder Jahcenda Garrett struck out swinging.

Moffett singled to the pitcher, Johnson advanced to third and Williams advanced to second.

Johnson and Williams scored off of a double to center field by Covarrubias, making the score 9-2.

Talton struck out swinging, bringing the third to the bottom of the inning.

In the bottom of the third, Forrest walked.

Whisenhunt hit a fly ball out to right field.

Bigej popped up to second base.

Taylor reached on a fielder’s choice and Forrest got out at second base.

In the top of the fourth, Alexander grounded out to the short stop.

Williams struck out swinging and Cormier hit a fly ball out to right field.

In the bottom of the fourth, Stirton hit a fly ball out to left field and Elliot walked.

Seasor grounded out to the short stop, and Elliot advanced to second base.

Sophomore utility player Tylor Dodson pinch hit for Ashley Boswell, and Dodson walked.

Freshmen outfielder Brianna McArthur pinch hit for Gunnels.

Dodson and Elliot scored off a double by McArthur, making the score 11-2.

Freshmen infielder Audrey Pratt pinch hit for Forrest and Pratt hit a fly ball out to right field.

In the top of the fifth, Johnson hit a fly ball out to center field, Williams fouled out to third base and Garrett struck out swinging.

“We finished really strong this weekend and I think that the momentum will carry into this coming weekend,” said Forrest.

The Bears won via run rule and will be back in action against the University of Arkansas–Pine Bluff Lady Lions at 5 p.m. tonight at home.

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