Texas Southern University completed a clean sweep Saturday over Arkansas-Pine Bluff winning a pair of games at Memorial Park. They Lady Tigers won game one Friday and won the last two on Saturday. With the two victories they now claim the regular season western division title.
“We’re really please with the way we came out and played this weekend,” said TSU head coach Worley Barker. “Obviously there are a few things that we can improve on but overall I felt like we play well against a quality Arkansas-Pine Bluff softball team.”
In game two of the series Madison Staton tossed a gem giving up just two hits and one earned run. Brianna Simpson, Princess Daniels and Kierra Patton helped give her all the run support she would need as they trio tallied three, two, and two RBI respectively.
“We hit the ball well all weekend,” said Barker. “In practice we constantly emphasize pitch selection and being disciplined at the plate. Our team has bought into what we’ve been working with them on and it’s starting to pay off for them at the plate.”
In game three of the series the Lady Tigers got the opportunity to get several of their reserves some much need playing time. Samantha Jimenez went 5.1 innings picking up the win in the series finale.