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GSU hands Prairie View first league series defeat

Friday, May 7, 2021

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — A four-run sixth inning propelled Grambling State (12-16, 9-8 SWAC) to a 9-6 victory over Prairie View in the rubber game of a Southwestern Athletic Conference softball series here Wednesday afternoon.

It was Prairie View’s first series loss of the season.

The Lady Tigers won its second straight league series thanks in large part to a 13-hit attack.

Grambling took the lead versus Prairie View starter Kara Fucci in the top of the third inning. Cameron Ellis got things started in the inning with a single to right field, advanced to second on a single to left field by Anaiyah Fultz, stole third, and Ellis scored on an error by the catcher to get the scoring started for the Lady Tigers. Tytianna Robinson also hit an RBI double to left field plating Fultz to take the lead 2-1 in the top of the third inning.

The Lady Tigers poured in two more runs in the top of the fourth. Dacia Richard and Tyra Triplett both hit singles, prior to India Wells crushing a two-run single to left field plating both Richard and Triplett to take a commanding 4-1 lead in the contest. Prairie View answered in the bottom of the fourth plating two runs to cut the deficit to one.

After a scoreless fifth inning from both teams, the Lady Tigers had a huge sixth inning to put a stamp on the game. Morgan Adams lead off the frame and was hit by pitch. Triplett reached on an error by the first baseman. Lead off hitter India Wells remained hot at the plate by getting things started in the inning with a single to left field to make the bases loaded. Cameron Ellis walloped a two-run single to right center plating pinch runner Kayla Robinson and Tyra Triplett. India Wells closed out the scoring on an error by the catcher to make the score 8-3.

Grambling was able to plate another run in the top of the seventh on an unearned run by Antiya Randle.

“I’m extremely proud of this team,” head coach Nakeya Hall said. “We played with so much heart today. After a tough loss in game two yesterday, we were able to battle back and take the series which showed how resilient we are.”