TARLETON STATE 6, UC SAN DIEGO 4
FORT COLLINS, CO – Georgia Capell hit her fourth home run of the NISC, a solo shot in the fourth, and Tarleton State starter Tristan Bridges threw all seven innings allowing six hits and notching eight strikeouts on 144 pitches as the Texans topped UC San Diego on Monday.
Tarleton State (30-24), the No. 11 seed, will face No. 3 UNLV on Tuesday in its push to reach the championship round.
The Texans got off to a torrid start by scoring four runs on five hits in the top of the first inning, keyed by a two-run double from Katy Schaefer and an RBI single from Brady Rowland. But the Tritons (28-28) countered in a hurry, with a two-run single from Morgan Eng scoring Clarissa Reynoso and Isabel Lavrov, capping the inning and making the score 4-3.
Capell’s home run gave Tarleton State a 5-3 lead. Lavrov responded with a single and stolen base, later scoring on a hit from Deena Pederson as the score tightened to 5-4. Tristyn Trull kicked off the fifth inning for the Texans with a triple, and she scored on a single by Austin Germain for a big run that made it 6-4.