May 4, 2012
HAMMOND, La. - UT Arlington fell to the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions 4-3 Friday evening in Hammond at North Oak Park.
The Mavericks (15-26, 5-14 SLC) lost its first game of the last series the team had left before the close of the 2012 season.
Both teams are already eliminated from the tournament, but neither team wanted to let this one get away.
Ariell Van Hook started things off for the Lady Lions when she doubled up the middle and senior left fielder Trish Bliss singles to drive in Can Hook for the 1-0 lead.
Each team picked up a run in the 11th inning and sent the game into the 12th. Senior shortstop Courtney Enocksen scored a run for the Mavericks in the top of the 12th and UTA was three outs shy of a conference victory.
With the bases loaded for the Lady Lions, pitcher Teri Lyles gave up an error allowing Katie Doyle to score the winning run for SLU in the 4-3 extra-inning victory for the Lady Lions.
The Lady Lions (14-34, 4-15 SLC) are just one game behind UT Arlington in the conference standings and Saturday’s game at noon could determine who completes the season with a last place finish.