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CORPUS CHRISTI (Islanders Media Relations) - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team powered their way to their second Southland Conference sweep of the season with a strong fifth inning to edge Southeastern Louisiana, 3-1, Saturday afternoon in the strikeout breast cancer pink game at Chapman Field.

The Islanders (12-14, 8-4) fell behind early in the top of the fifth to the Lady Lions (7-28, 1-9) but rallied back in the bottom frame to clinch their fourth consecutive victory and sixth comeback thriller this season. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi outhit Southeastern La. seven to six and left seven Lady Lions stranded on base.

Greta Cecchetti (7-3) picked up her seventh victory of the season and second of the weekend, after leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the Lady Lions yesterday. The senior has tallied six straight victories for the Islanders. After coming in for relief for Jordan Trujillo she limited Southeastern La. to just three hits, while striking out two in 2.2 innings. Trujillo retired three batters, walked three and allowed three hits in 4.1 innings.

Sandy Schumann tallied the Islanders' first hit of the game in the opening frame with a rip to left field. The Lady Lions answered with a double to start the second inning down the right field line, but the Islanders responded by three defensive plays to get out of the inning.

Southeastern La. got on board first in the top of the fifth inning with one run on three hits. With one runner on second, Cecchetti entered the game and leadoff hitter Michelle Duhe hit a single through the right side to advance Kayla Elswick to third, after she reached base on a walk. Megan McCollum followed suit with an RBI hit through the left side to plate Elswick. Ariell Van Hook collected the Lady Lions third consecutive hit after she singled to left center to load the bases. The Islanders were able to escape though with a force out at home and Cecchetti retired the Lady Lions Katie Doyle to leave three stranded.  

The Islanders rallied back with their powerful bats in the bottom of the fifth frame with three runs on five hits to take a 3-1 lead. Stephanie Vead started things off with a single to center field and Mickayla Heller followed with a single to third base. Cassie Redman registered a single to shortstop to load the bases before Hannah Schwarz's RBI blast to left field  scored Vead. The Islanders tacked on two more runs after Schumann's single to right field plated Heller and Redman.

Schumann and Schwarz led the Islanders with two hits apiece, while Redman, Vead and Heller tallied one apiece.

Kenna Terry (2-12) took the loss for the Lady Lions in 4.1 innings. She allowed seven hits, three runs and two walks.

The Islanders will travel to Houston to face the Cougars in a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday, April 10. First pitch is at 4 p.m. in Houston.

Courtesy Islanders Media Relations

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