After picking up its first conference win Saturday, Mississippi State softball couldn’t ignite its bats for the second day in a row, falling 8-1 to Texas A&M Sunday in Starkville.
The Bulldogs (25-21, 1-14 SEC) were held to three hits and scored their lone run of the day on a fielder’s choice. Texas A&M (31-14, 8-10) took the lead for good in the third inning and didn’t look back.
“We didn’t win the freebie war today, and that’s a big part of why we didn’t win the game,” head coach Samantha Ricketts said in a news release. “Five walks and two errors, and you just can’t give SEC teams extra outs. We saw those two errors immediately come back to hurt us in the seventh. That and the home runs. We knew they were a team that you have to keep in the ballpark, and we didn’t do that today.”
MSU is back in action against South Carolina in a three-game road series beginning on Friday.