Rams Shock #5 Texas, 9-7
March 3, 2013
BRONX, N.Y. - What a difference a day can make. After a disappointing afternoon on Saturday at the ESPN Citrus Classic, the Fordham offense exploded on Sunday morning, upsetting the 5th ranked Texas Longhorns by a 9-7 margin.
Elise Fortier finished the day with three RBIs.
After a day in which the Rams failed to get a run across in a combined ten innings of play, Fordham showed absolutely no signs of similar troubles early Sunday morning, tallying five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Texas put up a four spot in the top half of the frame, but a three run bomb off the bat of Luety and a solo shot apiece from Daubman and Palumbo put the Rams up 5-4 after one complete inning of work.
The two squads traded runs in the second, as Luety smacked her second goner of the day to preserve the Rams' lead at one, 6-5.
Then, in the bottom of the third, the Rams loaded the bases and Fortier singled to centerfield and drove in all the ducks on the pond, extending Fordham's lead to four, 9-5, after three complete innings.
Texas would score two more runs in the top of the fourth to tighten the Fordham lead to two, 9-7, but Jamie LaBovick was a stalwart in the circle over the game's remaining innings. The senior from Peoria, Ariz., gave up no hits in the fifth, sixth or seventh innings, allowing Fordham to take home the victory over the number five team in the nation.