Oklahoma Christian ousts Lady Chaps in 13 innings at LSC tournament
TYLER — Hannah Pate’s 13th-inning single broke a tie and lifted No. 6 seed Oklahoma Christian over No. 3 seed Lubbock Christian University 10-9 in a quarter-final matchup. Lone Star Conference softball tournament on Saturday.
Pate’s single to left field came with two outs. It marked Tristyn Hamilton, who had one-out single and moved to second on a groundout.
Oklahoma Christian (39-12) advanced to a semifinal later Saturday against Texas A&M-Kingsville (44-8), which is ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division II and ranked second in the tournament.
LCU (37-10) will be vying for a spot in the NCAA South Central Region Tournament. The Lady Chaps are No. 2 in the latest South Central Region rankings and No. 13 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Top 25 D-II.
Angela Donaldson went 5 for 7 for LCU. The Lady Chaps had 19 hits, including three each from Tiarra Delrosario and Skylar Herrera and two each from Savannah Wysocki, Brooke Makemson and Kasey Flores. Wysocki had a two-run double in the second set and an RBI double in the fifth.
LCU fought off a 9-3 three-run deficit in the fifth inning and tied in the seventh on Herrera’s two-run single and Flores’ RBI base hit.
Lindsey Stoeckel (11-1) threw 6 1/3 scoreless relief innings and six hits for Oklahoma Christian.
Maxine Valdez (13-4) suffered the loss, pitching 10 innings after relieving Taylor Franco after the first three batters reached fourth.
LONE STAR CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
at Suddenlink Field, Tyler
Seeds, records in parentheses
St. Mary’s 1, St. Edward’s 0
West Texas A&M 4, Cameron 0
Texas A&M – Kingsville 7, St. Mary’s 6
UT Tyler 10, West Texas A&M 0
Oklahoma Christian 10, Lubbock Christian University 9 (13 innings)
Texas A&M-Commerce 3, Angelo State 0
Texas A&M – Kingsville 10, Oklahoma Christian 3
Texas A&M-Commerce 5, UT Tyler 4
The Sunday game
Texas A&M-Kingsville (2) (45-8) vs. Texas A&M-Commerce (4) (41-13), 11 a.m.