SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman pitcher/designated player Kenedy Urbany belted her eighth homer of the season in the first game and tossed a five-inning, three-hit shutout in the nightcap as 11th-ranked Angelo State swept past Eastern New Mexico University 8-3 and 10-0 in Lone Star Conference softball on Saturday.
The league-leading Rambelles (31-9, 16-3 LSC) held the Zias to just three runs in the three-game series. ENMU (11-30, 1-18) has dropped 18 consecutive LSC games since a conference-opening win in late February at Cameron.
Urbany hit an RBI single in the first inning of the opener and belted a two-out homer in the fifth. Senior pitcher Sandra Serna (8-4) blanked the Zias until the sixth, when they broke through for two runs.
Center fielder Morgan Spearman went 3-for-4 while second baseman Micherie Koria was 2-for-2 and drove in three runs for the Rambelles.
Urbany (15-2) pitched her first shutout and faced only two batters over the minimum in the second game, shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the eight-run rule. She hit a two-run double in ASU’s four-run first, and later delivered a sacrifice fly.
ENMU’s only hits were singles by Amanda Martinez leading off the game and Shelby Ripple in the second inning, and a two-out double by Kyra Sirag in the fifth.
Catcher Megan Granado went 3-for-3 with a pair of run-scoring singles for the Rambelles, who collected 10 hits.