The Angelo State University softball team is having yet another fantastic season as they march toward the Lone Star Conference tournament. This last Saturday I had the opportunity to photograph a doubleheader at the newly turfed Mayer Field in San Angelo as the Rambelles hosted Texas A&M-Kingsville. ASU's record going into the weekend was 33-9 overall and 16-3 in Lone Star Conference play. Texas A&M-Kingsville's record wasn't so hot, 10-34 overall and 2-18 in conference play. This could end up as a blowout.
And it was.
The Rambelles won the first game 10-4 and the second game 13-1 in five innings due to a run rule. Even though the scores didn't reflect much competition, it was a special day nonetheless because six graduating seniors played their final games in front of the home crowd. ASU senior slugger Morgan Spearman went 4 for 5 with 7 RBIs, while senior pitchers Mary Kate McKay and Sandra Serna threw rockets in Game 1 and 2, respectively, to aid in the doubleheader sweep.
The next real challenge for the Rambelles will take place in two weeks when they travel to Canyon to play West Texas A&M in back-to-back doubleheaders to determine who will host the Lone Star Conference tournament. Who knows, with the way ASU is playing, perhaps those six seniors will get one more chance to play in front of the San Angelo crowd.