Genny Stidham earns 500th career victory against Midwestern State
DENTON, Texas -- Texas Woman's swept the doubleheader against Midwestern State, giving head coach Genny Stidham her 500th career win. The Pioneers captured an 8-0 run-rule win in Game 1 before take a 6-4 decision in Game 2.
Stidham, in her first year at TWU, improved to 501-301-2 in 17 seasons as a head coach. She became the second softball coach to reach a major milestone at TWU. Dianne Baker captured her 700th win on March 2, 2003, before retiring in 2005.
“It’s very special to win my 500th game in front of my family and coach Baker,” Stidham said.
In Game 1 the Pioneers scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. TWU scored three runs in each of the second and third innings before ending the game with a run in the fifth.
Sophomore Tealey Farquhar went 3-for-4 with three RBI while senior Katie Hines was 3-for-3 with two RBI. Senior Brandie lander tossed a two-hit shutout for her 17th win of the season.
In Game 2 the Pioneers jumped out to a 4-0 lead with two runs in the first and two more in the second. Midwestern State scored three in the fourth to cut the deficit to one. TWU answered with two runs in the sixth on a two-out two RBI double by freshman Katy Stephens. The Mustangs scored a run in the seventh to round out the scoring.
Farquhar again went 3-for-3 with a run and a RBI while junior Kendra Sancet drove in two runs with her 16th home run of the season. Hines started in the circle and tossed five innings for her eighth win of the year while Lander pitched two innings in relief for her third save.