Texas Southern 8, Alabama A&M 7
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Texas Southern moved ahead in the winner’s bracket in walk-off fashion, prevailing 8-7 over Alabama A&M during the 2018 SWAC Softball Tournament.
Down 7-6, Texas Southern (24-16-1), Alyssa Garcia tied the game with an RBI single to score pinch-runner Terren Vinson. Zariah Robins then dropped a bunt, forcing a fielder’s choice that Madi Marek capitalized on for the winning run.
When coach says get in the dirt, you slide home!! Ball hit her after she touched home plate so the run counts. @GoldenLionsSB leads 7-3 over @BRAVESSPORTS after #MoniqueNikolao comes home. Still top of the 3rd at @theswac softball tourney #SWACSB18 #uapb #hbcu #Ladylions pic.twitter.com/oT8ocfz5GL
— GoldenLionsAthletics (@UAPBLionsRoar) May 10, 2018
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9, Alcorn State 5
Aided by Alcorn State errors, Arkansas-Pine Bluff used a big third inning to upend the Lady Braves in the 2018 SWAC Softball Tournament by a score of 9-5.
The loss brings an end to Alcorn State’s (14-35) season.
— The SWAC (@theswac) May 10, 2018
Prairie View A&M 4, Mississippi Valley 3
Prairie View A&M (15-21) staved off a late comeback attempt by Mississippi Valley, advancing in the 2018 SWAC Softball Tournament with a 4-3 win.
The loss ends the season for the Devilettes (14-31).
Alabama State 7, Southern 2
Alabama State (22-29) took down Southern 7-2 to advance in the winner’s bracket of the 2018 SWAC Softball Tournament.
With the win, the Lady Hornets face Texas Southern for a spot in the tournament championship. The Jaguars (17-22) fall to the loser’s bracket.