The loss dropped
The game remained scoreless until the Aggie half of the fifth, when A&M third baseman Jamie Hinshaw blasted her second home run of the year for all four of the Aggies runs on the night. The inning started innocently enough with a leadoff walk to Holly Ridley. After A&M right fielder Bailey Schroeder laid down a sacrifice bunt, UA first baseman Sam Banister tried to cut Ridley off at second but threw wide of the bag to give the Aggies a pair of runners with no one out. Mowatt appeared got a pair of quick outs with a strikeout of Joy Davis and a Sharonda McDonald lineout, but a full-count walk to Macie Morrow loaded the bases for Hinshaw who delivered the blow.
Still down 4-1 in the sixth, a pair of Wildcat seniors stepped up to put UA right back in with a pair of runs. Kristie Fox lined a one-out double off the left field wall, and Chelsie Mesa ?- who went 2-for-3 on the night ?- hit her first home run of the year to bring the Wildcats within one run.
Mowatt retired the final seven Aggie hitters following the grand slam, but the damage was done.
Mowatt struck out 12 batters to just three walks and allowed only one Aggie to reach scoring position outside of the fifth inning.
- With a fourth-inning single, Chelsie Mesa extended her team-high hit streak to 10 games.
- Tonight’s game marked just the second time in 13 games
- Caitlin Lowe failed to reach base at least once in a game for the first time in 40 games (