KINGSVILLE (Javelina Athletics) - The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team lost a heartbreaker in Saturday's opening game 6-4 before falling 7-2 in game two to Cameron at Hubert Field.
In the first game, Kingsville (8-29, 2-15) led 4-1 heading into the top of the sixth only to see the Cameron (23-11, 9-7) bats come alive late with five runs in the final two innings for a 6-4.
The Aggies tied the game at four with three runs in the sixth. With one away, Jill Ledford singled and Emily Nix walked. Singles by Carlie Allerheiligen and Kelly Hebert plated the first two runs, with the third run scoring on a grounder to third.
In the seventh, Cameron scored two runs on two hits. Tara Martini led off the inning with a walk and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. After Paige Daino drew the second walk of the inning, each moved a base closer on a wild pitch.
Martini scored what proved to the winning run, while Ledford scored on a double by Nix.
The Javelinas scored three times in the bottom of the third breaking a 1-1 deadlock.
Cortnee White reached on an error and went to second as Bailey Offill reached on a bunt single. After a double steal by White and Offill, Valerie Ramirez doubled to left field. Ramirez, who drove in Offill to tie the game at one in the first, scored on a single by Carynn Gonzales to make it 4-1.
Ramirez finished 4-for-4 for the Javelinas with three RBI. Offill had two hits and two runs scored.
Carlie Clark (4-13) suffered the loss allowing six earned runs on eight hits with six walks. Clark, who left the game in the seventh after being hit by a ball, had allowed three hits in the first five innings.
In game two, Kingsville took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Ramirez walked and scored on a double by Adela Gomez.
The Javelinas would not score again until the bottom of the seventh when Offill was driven in on a double by Jaeleen Castro.
Cameron however scored seven times in between the two Javelina runs including a 5-run third inning.
The Aggies finished with seven runs on 11 hits as Breezy McComas and Martini drove in two runs apiece.
Lauren Denney (0-2) suffered the loss as she allowed five runs with three earned in two innings of work. Kelsey Watson claimed the win to move to 11-5.
The Javelinas visit St. Mary's on Tuesday for a doubleheader at 4 and 6 p.m.