Tyler rallies for extra-innings win over Blinn in first round of Region XIV Tournament

The Buccaneers take on Paris in the consolation bracket Saturday

The Blinn College softball team dropped its first-round game in the Region XIV Tournament on Friday, falling to Tyler Junior College 6-5 in nine innings in walk-off fashion at San Jacinto College-South in Houston.
The Buccaneers (20-30 overall) will now face Paris Junior College in the consolation round at 2:30 p.m. today (Saturday) in an elimination game.
Blinn led Friday’s contest 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth, but an Apaches sacrifice fly drove in the winning run to seal the win for Tyler.
The Buccaneers opened the scoring with a Chandler Talbot RBI single in the top of the third and clawed back from a 2-1 deficit in the fifth with a Madeline Stephenson RBI groundout and an error which scored Kenley Strange.
After Tyler made it 3-3 in the seventh to force extra innings, Strange gave Blinn a 4-3 lead with a sacrifice fly before Kayla Wallace walked with the bases loaded to give her team a two-run edge.
The Buccaneers out-hit the Apaches 12-10.
Talbot, Strange and Teagan Whitley had three hits apiece and Wallace finished with two. Whitley doubled for Blinn.
Bucs pitcher Chloee Mason tossed 8 2/3 innings in the pitcher’s circle, where she allowed four earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

Story Courtesy of:

Joe Alberico
Blinn Sports Information Specialist  

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