AC Will Play Elimination Game on Saturday
PARIS – A 20-mph wind blowing out of the park typically is an advantage for an Angelina College softball team known for its home-run capabilities.
But on Friday, the Paris Lady Dragons – specifically Suzanne Sosa – took advantage of the big breeze.
Sosa homered three times to lead Paris to a 12-3 win over the No. 12 Lady Roadrunners in Region XIV Conference Tournament action at San Jacinto College in Houston.
Sosa hit a solo shot in the first, a three-run blast in the third and the walk-off three-run bomb in the sixth to account for seven of the Lady Dragons’ 12 runs. When Paris hitters weren’t going deep, they were reaching base via dribblers through the infield or shallow dinkers into the outfield. In all, the Lady Dragons finished with 13 hits.
Kayla Boucher homered for the Lady Roadrunners, launching a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning. Jynelle Pangelinan also drove in an AC run with a single in the third.
However, the Lady Roadrunners had little luck against Paris pitcher Cela Jo Hernandez. The left-hander allowed five scattered hits to the hard-hitting AC lineup.
The Lady Roadrunners will play Tyler College, 20-4 winners over Navarro College on Friday, in an elimination game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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