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Top-ranked TLU Bulldogs roll to 10-0, 10-1 road wins at Concordia Texas

Top-ranked TLU Bulldogs roll to 10-0, 10-1 road wins at Concordia Texas
AUSTIN -- Top-ranked and defending NCAA Division III national champion Texas Lutheran rolled to 10-0 and 10-1 victories over Concordia Texas Saturday afternoon at Tornado Softball Field

The Bulldogs moved to 4-0 on the season with the two non-conference wins. Concordia dropped to 2-2.
 
TLU won the first game in five innings as senior right-hander Kayla Oliveira allowed just one hit in 4-1/3 innings. Oliveira improved to 2-0.
 
The Bulldogs scored six runs in the first inning of the first contest.
 
Kelly Jurden went 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI in the early game. Rebecca Snow added three hits, a run scored, and an RBI.
 
Freshman right-hander Ashlyn Strother also moved to 2-0 with a win in the Concordia series. In the late game, Strother tossed five shutout innings and struck out five. She did not issue a walk.
 
Sydney Ouellette tossed 1-1/3 innings of hitless relief in game two after she went 2/3 of an inning without surrendering a hit in game one. 
 
Snow added two more hits in the second game, and Chassety Raines went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI.
 
In game two, the Bulldogs stole seven bases, and Jurden had three of the steals.
 
TLU broke open the second game with a five-run fifth.
 
In its four victories so far in 2020, the Bulldogs have out-scored opponents 31-2.
 
The Bulldogs head to East Texas next weekend for a Saturday non-conference doubleheader with LeTourneau University. Game times in Longview, Texas are set at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.