OXFORD, ALABAMA – Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners had a tall task in front of them anyway, facing the nation’s No. 4 team in the opening round of the NJCAA Division I Softball World Series.
A very late start and some uncharacteristic defensive miscues didn’t help AC’s situation at all.
With bad weather rearranging the entire tournament schedule, the Lady Runners didn’t start their game until 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. AC then gifted the Senators three runs on plays the Lady ‘Runner defense typically makes, and Walters State held on for the 3-0 win in Oxford, Alabama.
AC pitchers Morgan Louviere and Mia Gilmore were spectacular in the circle, holding the high-powered Senators to just four hits and no earned runs.
However, Walters State pitcher Tori Coffman (whose 31-0 record on the season was the best in the nation) held the Lady ‘Runners to just one hit over the full seven innings. AC’s hitters mashed several balls off the bat, only to see Senator defenders make the plays.
The Lady Roadrunners will attempt to extend their season and their title chances from the losers’ bracket on Wednesday. AC will face Eastern Arizona (who fell 5-3 in a walk-off loss on Tuesday) at 4 p.m. (CST).
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