No. 21 Cameron gets a pair of shutouts in doubleheader

CU Sports
Kenton Means, Sports Information Director

ODESSA, Texas – The No. 21 Cameron softball team shutout the UT Permian Basin Falcons in a doubleheader on Friday, winning game one, 4-0, and then taking the second game, 7-0.

The Aggies struck first in game one with a double to center field by Annie Combs that drove in Kaylyn Smith in the top of the second.

Two more runs came across the plate in the sixth when Callie Busby scored on an error by the short stop and then Combs drove in Raley Long on her second RBI double of the game.

Cameron capped off the scoring the top of the seventh when they pulled off a double-steal as Brenna Busbycame home while Carly Johnson stole second, to give the Ags their 4-0 lead.

Bethany Hines was her normally dominant self as she pitched her fourth shutout of the year. She earned her seventh win by giving up just six hits and striking out four batters.

The Aggies continued their success into game two, as Kaitlyn Alvarado singled in Hines to give CU an early 1-0 lead in the third.

Cameron responded with a big four run inning in the fourth, with the first coming off of a Hines RBI single. Three more came across the plate on B. Busby’s third homerun of the season.

After a scoreless fifth and sixth innings, the Black and Gold ended the game with a bang, scoring a pair of runs in the seventh to take the 7-0 lead. Combs drove in her third run of the day on a sacrifice fly and Peyton Welchrecorded her first collegiate hit and RBI on single to center field.

Rylee Willmon was close to perfect in the circle, going the distance with just two hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts for her fifth win on the season.

Alvarado led CU with four hits in the doubleheader, while Combs and B. Busby each had three RBI.

The pair of wins improves the top-25 ranked Aggies at 13-3 overall and 5-0 in Lone Star Conference play. UT Permian Basin falls to 6-10 on the season with a 0-5 league mark.

Cameron and UT Permian Basin will hit the diamond again on Saturday to conclude the three game series with a single game beginning at 1 p.m.