UTA was invited to the postseason for the first time since 2003 in the NISC.
UTA's 32-win season was the most wins for the program since 2011 and first postseason appearance since 2003.
UTA opens the NISC Beaumont Regional against Abilene Christian on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Krista Rude scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to send UTA into the final three.
Laura Curry blasted a three-run, two-out home run in the seventh to tie the game with two outs.
PEARLAND HS: 2016 second team All-District catcher ... 2016 NFCA first team All-Region ... 2016 NFCA third team All-American ... 2016 Academic All-State ... 2016 6A State Runner-Up ... Plays travel ball for Texas Mizuno Elite ... Member of the science club.
PERSONAL: Mechanical engineering major ... Daughter of Ruben and Lydia Garcia ... Has one brother, Aaron, and two sisters, Alexis, Andilyn.
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