HUNTSVILLE – The Kats dropped the final game of the series against the Northwestern Demons 6-3 after the Demons offense proved to be too much for Sam Houston.
A single to left field in the top of the third started what would be a three-run inning for the Demons. They plated three more in the top of the fifth with the help of a couple of doubles, a single and an error.
Senior Lindsey McLeod was given the start in the circle, pitching 4.1 innings and given the loss after five runs, seven hits and three strikeouts. Freshman pitcher Regan Dunn came into the ballgame in the top of the fifth and would finish out the rest of the matchup, pitching 2.2 innings with one hit, one run and three strikeouts.
Offensively the Demons held the Kats to no runs until the bottom of the seventh when the Kats tried to rally back. Freshman third baseman Kyndal Kutac stated the inning off with an infield single to second base, and second baseman Brook Malia followed up with a single to center field. The Kats plated their first run with an infield single to the pitcher by Taylor Fuselier. A couple more runs would score with the help of a bad throw to first base from the Demon’s pitcher and a single to right field from Karlee Canada, but the Demon’s six runs proved to be too much for the Kats to overcome.
Sam Houston is now 1-2 in SLC play, 9-14 overall.
The Kats will travel down highway 30 to take on Texas A&M in College Station on Wednesday, March 13th.