With a doubleheader sweep of Western New Mexico on Saturday afternoon, Tarleton pushed its winning streak to 12 and secured its second straight 30-win season.
"It was a hard-fought weekend," said head coach Mark Cumpian. "Seven games in five days is a tough stretch and we were definitely a little sluggish, but I'm proud of the way we powered through against a much-improved Western New Mexico team. Now we need to get some rest and get ready to face Angelo State next weekend."
Game 1: No. 25 Tarleton 2, Western New Mexico 0
Jordan Withrow outdueled Lyanna Waddell to complete Tarleton's second consecutive shutout of the Mustangs 2-0 to open Saturday's sweep.
Tarleton got the scoring started with a two-out rally in the opening inning. Nyka Wood and Megan Durante went for back-to-back singles before Tanna Huie cashed in with an RBI double to left field for a quick 1-0 lead.
Each team put up goose eggs over the next four innings before the Mustangs gave a serious threat to the TexAnn lead in the sixth.
With Tarleton holding on to a slim 1-0 lead, Western New Mexico was set up on the corners with one away before Marisa Flores cut down the lead runner at the plate for the second out of the inning. After a walk loaded the bases, Withrow got a pop up to dance out of danger.
Her offense provided a little cushion in the bottom half of the inning when Karli Herron drove in Lexi Grimaldo with an RBI double to left for a 2-0 lead heading into the final inning, where Withrow sat down the Mustangs in order with a pair of looking strike threes.
Withrow improved to 16-4 on the season with the seven-inning win, over which she allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight.
Megan Durante and Huie had two hits each while Wood, Herron, and Elizabeth Svienty had one hit each to round out the offense. Huie and Herron had the only two RBI of the game for the TexAnns.
Game 2: No. 25 Tarleton 6, Western New Mexico 1
Tarleton capped off its seventh win of the week in the final game of the series, which did not count toward league standings, by taking care of Western New Mexico 6-1.
Maddie Quintanar provided a one-out spark in the first inning when the sophomore singled and stole second before coming around to score on a two-out, RBI double from Megan Durante for the first run of the game. Tanna Huie followed up Durante's double with one of her own to extend the lead out to 2-0 after one.
The TexAnn lead remained at two until the bottom of the fourth when Amanda Conner ripped a two-out single off the pitcher to plate Elizabeth Svienty from third for a 3-0 lead.
After Western New Mexico scored its first run since game one of the series in the top of the fifth, Karli Herron had an answer in the bottom half when the junior from Hot Springs, Arkansas went way yard for a two-out, three-run home run to extend the Tarleton lead out to 6-1.
Rosewell finished things off to improve to 9-0 on the season with a complete-game victory, allowing one run on six hits. She struck out three and didn't walk a batter.
Tarleton scattered 10 hits, led by two-hit performances from Quintanar and Durante. Conner, Nyka Wood, Huie, Herron, Svienty, and Kaitlyn Thomas had one each.
The TexAnns will hit the road for an early series next weekend as Tarleton visits No. 4 Angelo State for a Thursday-Friday series, due to the Easter holiday.