Pioneers wrap up sweep of Zias

DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman's continued to ride the long ball on Friday, completing a Lone Star Conference sweep of Eastern New Mexico University with a 7-2 victory.

The league-leading Pioneers (33-7, 11-1 LSC), ranked eighth in NCAA Division II, got their fourth and fifth homers in the three-game set, breaking open a 4-1 game in the bottom of the fifth when Jordan Readicker led off with her 13th home run before catcher Ashley Maddux added her third, a two-run shot, later in the inning.

ENMU (10-28, 3-9) cut TWU's lea to 4-1 in the fifth when catcher Aurelia Sandoval led off with a double, took third on a passed ball and scored on a triple down the right field line by Ke Von Schriltz. Brandie Lander relieved TWU starter Larisa Garcia (10-1) at that point and kept the Zias from scoring, with Von Schriltz getting thrown out at home for the second out on a ground ball by Rebecca Marrufo.

In the ENMU sixth, Kyra Sirag walked, took second on a passed ball and scored on Albie Medina's two-out single to left. Lander, though, was able to finish and earn her third save of the season.

Readicker and left fielder Lizzy Kelley both went 2-for-3 for the Pioneers, who outhit ENMU 8-5, while Ashley Ruiz had a pair of run-scoring singles in four at-bats. Sandoval had the only multihit game for the Zias, going 2-for-5.

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