FORT WORTH - Aldo Montoya tossed a complete game, allowing four hits in a shutout effort to Texas College to a 2-0 win over Texas Wesleyan Friday at LaGrave Field.
With Montoya leading the way, TC notched a second straight win over a Red River Athletic Conference heavyweight, following up last week's victory over sixth-ranked LSU-Shreveport.
The Steers scored twice in the third, using an RBI, infield single from Tristen Neal and Kasey Vogel's suicide squeeze.
Montoya, a junior right-hander from Los Angeles, threw only 97 pitches on the day, and faced only 10 hitters over the first three innings.
Montoya worked his way out of a jam in the ninth after Taylor Jockers led off with a double. Two walks, one intentional, later loaded the bases with one out. Motonya then induced a fly out to shallow centerfield and a lineout to shortstop to close out the victory.
The Steers improved to 12-15-1 overall and 5-6-1 in the RRAC. The Steers have a chance to pull even against Texas Wesleyan (22-8, 8-4) in the loss column with today's doubleheader, set to start at noon.
STEER SCOOP: The Texas College softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Bacone, 4-2 and 12-4, on on Friday. The Lady Steers (0-19, 0-11 in RRAC) finish off the three-game series with Bacone (11-14, 6-2) with a single game at noon today in Muskogee, Okla.
Texas College 2, Texas Wesleyan 0
Texas College 002 000 000 - 2 3 0
Texas Weselyan 000 000 000 - 0 4 1
Aldo Montoya and Blaine Shackelford; Tyler King, Nolan Barbee (5) and Alex Padilla. W - Montoya (3-3); L - King (3-2). E - TWU: Robinson. DP - TC: 1; TWU: 0. LOB - TC: 4; TWU: 6. 2B - TWU: Taylor Jockers. HBP - TC: Agustin Enriquez. SH - TC: Kasey Vogel, Corey Heidebrecht; TWU: Justin Barnes. CS - TC: Tristen Neal.
RECORDS - Texas College 12-15-1 (5-6-1); Texas Wesleyan 22-8 (8-4).
NEXT UP - Texas College at Texas Wesleyan (DH), Noon, today.