COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M Softball swept day two of the Texas A&M Invite Saturday, defeating Lamar, 10-7, and Longwood, 4-1, behind an impressive performance in the circle by Kayla Poynter.
The sophomore stymied the Lancers’ offense, retiring 10 of the first 11 batters she faced. Poynter earned her first complete-game victory of the season after recording a career-high 10 strikeouts and only allowing one hit, two walks and one run.
In game one, Lamar jumped out to an early two-run lead in the first but the Aggies responded with two of their own in the second. Both teams added two runs in the fourth, but Texas A&M plated two in the fifth before pulling away in the sixth with four runs. The Aggie offense capitalized on seven errors made by the Cardinals’ defense throughout the game.
The Maroon & White’s offense was led by Kelbi Fortenberry, who went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and a career-high four RBI.
Kendall Potts earned the win after allowing 10 hits, seven runs and five walks while fanning two in 6.1 innings. Poynter recorded the last two outs of the game while not allowing a baserunner.