OXFORD, Miss. - The seventh-ranked Texas A&M Softball team run ruled No. 24 Ole Miss, 8-0, behind a two-hit outing by pitcher Samantha Show on Saturday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.
Show struck out nine in five innings of work, allowing just two hits and two walks. With the victory, Show moves to 10-1 on the year and holds a 0.79 ERA.
The Aggies (24-2, 4-1 SEC) plated six runs in the second to take an early lead, their second highest scoring output in an inning this season.
Texas A&M quickly loaded the bases with no outs as Riley Sartain led off the frame with a single up the middle before a walk by Ashley Walters and Sarah Hudek was hit by a pitch. Kristen Cuyos cleared the bases with a home run to left for her sixth dinger of the season and the first grand slam this season for the Maroon and White.
Kaitlyn Alderink capped off the inning with a two-RBI single down the right-field line, scoring Samantha Show and Keeli Milligan.
In the fifth, Hudek pushed the Aggie lead to 8-0 with a two-run homer to center, her third of the season.
The Aggies will go for the sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. The game can be seen on the SEC Network +, available through WatchESPN and the ESPN app and can be heard locally on Willy 1550 AM.
Texas A&M Quotes Head Coach Jo Evans
On today's game... "I thought we came out and attacked the ball. It was great to score runs early. We did a great job setting the table. Kristen Cuyos got the huge grand slam in the second and we were able to tack on two more runs on the (Kaitlyn) Alderink hit down the line. It was nice to get that cushion and have Samantha Show on the mound taking care of business."
On Samantha Show's performance... "Samantha looked great out there. I thought as the game went on she got more and more comfortable. It was nice to see her settle in. When we are able to score eight runs, it makes it easier for her. I thought she looked relaxed as the game went on and made really good pitches. We got outs when we needed to get outs, and nine strikeouts for her in five innings is an impressive day."