Cowgirls stumble in try for sweep

By Special to the American Press

McNeese State’s softball team dropped the final game of its Southland Conference series to Stephen F. Austin 2-0 Sunday.

The loss drops the Cowgirls to 29-10 overall and 10-3 in conference play while the win lifts SFA’s record to 12-24 overall

and 5-10 in the SLC.

Stephen F. Austin did all of its damage in the sixth inning with both runs coming on one hit and one Cowgirl error. Shanice

Love and Shalie Day drove in the runs.

The Cowgirls were held to three hits

and left four baserunners stranded. Alanna DiVittorio, Emily Vincent and

Mallory Livingston

all had the hits for the Cowgirls. Vincent had the only extra base

hit for McNeese with a double in her first at bat of the


Meagan Bond took the loss, falling to 14-4 on the season. Bond gave up three hits, two runs, one unearned, while striking

out six.

McNeese will return to Ausin, Texas, on Wednesday to face No. 8 Texas in a make-up game. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. and

will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network.