Sam Houston State Survives First-Round Elimination Game

first_imgCentral Arkansas came close to evening the score in the bottom frame of the inning, but Sam Houston caught Libby Morris at home for the final out to hold onto the lead. The Bearkats had runners at first and second in the top of the fourth and tacked on its second run of the game when Megan McDonald slid home following a throw that went wide at first on the double-play attempt. Sam Houston’s Codi Carpenter smashed a home run to left-centerfield to make it 4-0 in the sixth inning before the Bearkats added five insurance runs in the seventh inning to go up 9-0. The Bears scored one run in the ninth before the Bearkats’ pitcher Lindsey McLeod forced the flyout to center to end it.SB: Megan Crosby picks up her second double of the day to give @BearkatsSB the 8-0 lead in the top of the seventh. #SouthlandStrongWatch live at https://t.co/7ZPBTsX4xw. pic.twitter.com/ldhdBEkTLM— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 8, 2018 LAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 8 Sam Houston State topped Central Arkansas 9-1 Tuesday to open the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. The Bearkats will turn around to face No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. CT today. The winner of that game books an 11 a.m. date with No. 1 Nicholls on Wednesday while the non-winning team will face an elimination game tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. McLeod went all seven innings, striking out five and giving up five hits. Her offense tallied 11 hits for the game, including five doubles. UCA’s Oakley Sisemore went 2-for-3 for the game. With two outs in the top of the second inning, the Bearkats producced back-to-back doubles to take the 1-0 lead. Sophomore Megan Crosby doubled to centerfield to bring sophomore teammate Bailey White home for the first run of the tournament. Tournament Central | Box Scorelast_img read more