Connors still alive
COWETA – Connors State will have to fight its way through the losers’ bracket of the Region II Softball Tournament to reach next week’s Southwest District Tournament.
The Cowgirls (38-16) fell to No. 1 seed Seminole State in the winners’ bracket 9-4 and will now meet the winner of Northeastern A&M-Rose State, a game played late Saturday, at noon Sunday which was played late Saturday. It was the Cowgirls’ fifth consecutive loss to Seminole this season.
Seminole (39-10) advances to the championship game at 2 p.m.
The Cowgirls commited five errors and a bases loaded wild pitch, allowing two runs to score. A five-run fifth for Seminole proved costly. Connors led earlier 4-2.
In earlier action, Connors’ Kristen Reasnor laced a single into left-center field sending home Amanda O’Neal with the winning run in the bottom of ninth inning to defeat No. 23 -ranked and No. 2 seed Northeastern A&M 4-3. Reasnor had a home run and three singles in the 10-hit attacked and picked up the win inside the circle in relief, moving to 15-8.
Oklahoma 5, Texas Tech 1
NORMAN — Matching a season-high, Kelsey Stevens struck out 11 batters on Saturday, while Lauren Chamberlain and Brittany Williams each hit their second home run of the series as the Sooners jumped out early and never looked backed. Oklahoma (42-10, 13-2) has won 23 of their last 25 games.
The Sooners have a two-game lead over Baylor with three conference games to play, and because OU owns the tiebreaker it can secure the championship with a win over Texas Tech at noon today.
Bacone 4, LSU-Shreveport 3
SHREVEPORT, La. — Jean Carlos Rodriguez’s walk-off single scored Edwin Torres with two outs as the Warriors (33-18) beat LSU-Shreveport and moved into the finals of the Red River Athletic Conference tournament.
Bacone must be defeated twice by the winner of the early game today between Texas College and LSU-Shreveport. The first of those two games is set for 6 tonight. If necessary, an additional game will be played at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Peter Rodriguez was 3-for-4 for the Warriors, who had nine hits. Ronnie Galindo drove in three runs. Tyler Delzell threw eight innings, giving up five hits, but Matt Durbin threw a hitless top of the ninth and was credited with the win, striking out two.