Feb. 12, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Despite losing two games on Saturday, the UTA softball team advanced to the bracket play at the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Hawaii Paradise Classic on Sunday.
UTA (1-4) will be the fourth-seed and will meet Southern Missisiippi (1-4) in the quarterfinal game. The winenr will meet top-seed Hawaii. No. 2 seed Loyola Marymount will face third-seed Texas State in the other semifinal.
On Sturday, UTA dropped a 3-1 decision to SLC_rival Texas State.
The game was a pitchering duel between Mavs' senior Jill Garro and Texas State's Sarah Lancour. Each tossed scoreless softball until the eighth inning. Using the international tiebreaker, Texas State got a two-run double to center field from freshman Alex Newton fof the games' first runs.
The `Cats added another run on a Karen Taylor single down the third base line that scored Jill Kloesel and gave the Bobcats a 3-0 lead.
The Bobcat defense stood their ground and forced UTA into consecutive fly outs, ending the game with the Bobcats on top, 3-1.
Garro (0-2) scattered seven hits and struck out eight. Lancour (1-1) also allowed seven hits and fanned 13 batters.