HOUSTON, Texas - Senior Monika Covington threw a three-hitter, but Stephen F. Austin couldn't get the hits it needed with runners on base in a 2-0 loss at Houston Baptist on Wednesday.
The Ladyjacks (2-10) stranded nine runners, including six in scoring position. Houston Baptist improved to 5-4 with the win.
The Huskies got all the offense they would need in the second, thanks to a pair of walks, followed by a two-run double from Kate Maddock. Covington put the clamps on after that, though. She allowed just two more hits and didn't let a runner advance past second in her last four innings of work.
SFA's best chance to score came in the third. Amber Price hit a one-out double to right-center, then moved to third on a ground ball by Nicole Wooten. Elizabeth Arana then drew a walk and stole second to give the Ladyjacks two runners in scoring position. But the Huskies escaped the inning on a strikeout.
Lauren Luetge went 2-for-3 to lead SFA at the plate. Lacy Liles was 1-for-3, and Price went 1-for-2.
Covington (0-6) finished with two runs allowed on three hits and four walks with six strikeouts through six innings.