Saturday vs. Texas State
In addition to hitting doubles, Samantha Show had a pretty good weekend in the circle for the Aggies. She struggled a bit to start on Saturday vs. the Bobcats. After two singles and a walk, Show walked in a run to start the contest. However, that would be the only run she would give up on the day.
In the end, Show pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and four walks. The same happened the first time Show faced the Bobcats earlier this season, but once she settled in she pitched like an absolute pro. The Aggies will need her to keep up the good work as they head to Super Regional play.
On the offensive side, Keeli Milligian was undoubtedly the Saturday MVP. In the bottom of the 5th, she lead off with a single and made it all the way to third on a sac bunt and a ground out before coming around to score the tying run on a single by Kristen Cuyos.
But she wasn’t done yet. After a double by Sarah Hudek, Milligian slapped a double of her own to left field to allow the go-ahead run to score. She would score on a single by Kaitlyn Alderink to extend the Aggies lead to 3-1.
Maybe it’s the blue hair or her ability to run and fist pump at the same time, who knows. But whatever it is, Keeli’s bat is getting hot at just the right time.
Sunday vs. Texas
Ah, Championship Sunday. The best kind of Sunday. Especially when it comes against your former rival.
Samantha Show took the circle once again to close out the regional for the Aggies. How did she do? Oh, she just pitched another complete game pushing her to 19-6 on the season and dropping her ERA to 1.78. She gave up four hits and walked two, allowing only one run in the bottom of the second. The girl is on fire.
And when she struggled a bit, she got some help from her friends. In the bottom of the 5th, when the Longhorns got runners on first and second with no outs, Riley Sartain turned a nifty 5-3 double play to get the runner out at third and still get the out at first.
On the offensive side, there is no doubt who the MVP was. Junior first baseman Tori Vidales had no interest in playing a second game on Sunday. In the top of the third, she led off the inning with the 50th home run of her career and man was it a beaut.
But the junior slugger wasn’t done yet. In the top of the 4th, she smacked a double to left center scoring Erica Russell and pinch runner Blake-Ann Fritsch.