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HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas Thunder won both games of a doubleheader on Thursday against the Arizona Heat by scores of 6-0 and 2-1.

In game one, the action started in the second inning when Julie Brooks (Rutgers) came in to pinch hit and went yard for the grand slam to make 4-0, scoring Clare Burnum (Organ State), Stephanie Ramos (UCLA), and Amanda Buchholz (University of Nebraska). The Thunder did not stop there, in the fifth inning an RBI from Karrie Rider (Mississippi State) scored Erin Evans, and another RBI from Ryan Realmuto (Oklahoma State) scored Elizabeth Bouck (DePaul) to make the game 6-0. This shut out win takes Peaches James’ record to 11-2 on the season.

In game two Texas had trouble finding their bats, but regained them in the sixth inning when Kristen Zaleski (Texas State) ripped a RBI to score Erin Evans (University of Oklahoma) to make it one all. Ryan Realmuto, then hit the game-winning RBI single to score Elizabeth Bouck to take the lead 2-1.

Texas went on to hold the Heat for the win, improving their record to 33-14, and helping Lindsay Chouinard (DePaul) to improve her record to 9-5 on the season.

Thunder finishes up their three game series with Arizona on Friday, August 6, 2004 at 7:35pm, at the University of Houston Softball Field.


(Story By: Stacey Davison, Texas Thunder, Mass Media Intern)