Division Goes 9-5 Again on Final Day to Rule ASC First Pitch Tournament
March 4, 2007
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas Just as its teams did a day earlier, the East Division put together a nine-win performance on Saturday against the West to claim bragging rights at the 2007 American Southwest Conference First Pitch Softball Tournament at Oran Good Park.
No. 11-ranked Louisiana College, Mississippi College and Texas-Tyler all East teams finished the annual two-day cross-division tourney with spotless 4-0 records. East Texas Baptist went 3-1, while Howard Paynes 3-1 mark was the best from the West.
Hardin-Simmons, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Texas Lutheran (West Division) split their four games, as did the Easts Texas-Dallas, which bounced back for a 2-0 Saturday.
Nine of the 14 games on Friday ended with a differential of three runs or less, but only three did on Saturday. Louisiana College and Texas-Tyler reached double digits in both of their games on Saturday and each had two games over the tourney that ended in a run-rule after five innings. Texas-Tyler, which remained the only team in the ASC with a perfect record on the season (11-0), plated a tournament-best 41 runs. Three of Mississippi Colleges four victories were against 2006 ASC tournament teams.
LC and Texas-Dallas have already begun ASC play, but the bulk of conference competition begins next weekend (March 9-10).
Day 1 Results (Friday, March 2)
Day 2 Results (Saturday, March 3)
EAST DIVISION WINS, 18-10
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