Lady Blues fall at Angelo State Classic

Washburn SID

The Washburn Lady Blues wrapped up the 2010 Angelo State Blue & Gold Classic with a 16-7 loss to No. 22-ranked West Texas A&M. The Lady Blues will be back in action this Friday at the Fort Hays Crossover Tournament beginning with Eastern New Mexico at noon.

Against the Lady Buffs, Washburn spotted West Texas A&M 10 runs in the top of the first chasing starting pitcher Kayla Long (1-2) after one-third of an inning. Washburn scored three runs in the bottom of first inning and four more in the bottom of the second inning but the Lady Buffs scored a solo run in the fourth and added five more in the top of the seventh putting the game out of reach.

In the three-run first, Ashley Podschun sent a double to right field scoring both Lauren Himpel and Lindsey Himpel and Lindsey Moore connected on a double of her own scoring Podschun cutting the lead to 10-3.

In the second inning, Podschun’s single scored Tish Williams who doubled in the inning. Britny Cushing drew a walk and scored on a single up the middle by Jacque Horejsi. Podschun scored on a dropped fly ball by the center fielder off the bat of Moore.

Horejsi finished the game 3 for 4 and Podschun was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and two runs scored. Lindsey Himpel also scored two runs.

Kelsie Novotny came in to pitch in relief of Long and gave up nine earned runs and 15 hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched.