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May 12 -- Louisiana College, Mississippi College Bow Out of NCAA Softball West Regional
No. 4-ranked Louisiana College and No. 9-ranked Mississippi College each played an extra inning game on Saturday and both were eliminated at the NCAA Softball Championship regional at Co-Co Cola Lady Wildcat Softball Field in Pineville, La. An All-Tourney team was selected and members are in this release.

May 11 -- Mississippi College Avoids Elimination Twice, Host Louisiana College Enjoys Day Off
No. 9-ranked Mississippi College collected a pair of elimination game wins ­ 5-1 against No. 6 Chapman and 7-1 against Trinity (Texas) ­ on Friday, while host and fourth-ranked Louisiana College had the day off in the winners bracket. The third ASC program in the seven-team NCAA Softball Championship regional at Co-Co Cola Lady Wildcat Softball Field in Pineville, La., Hardin-Simmons, was eliminated after dropping a 1-0 decision to Trinity to begin the day. LC watched as No. 2-ranked Linfield fell to Redlands, which the Lady Wildcats will face to begin play on Saturday at noon for a ticket to Sunday’s title game. MC will face Linfield on Saturday at 2:00 in another elimination game. Two of the four remaining teams in the field are from the ASC.

May 10 -- Day One of NCAA Softball West Regional Complete; Host LC Earns Run-Rule Win
Day One of NCAA Softball West Regional Complete; Host LC Earns Run-Rule Win No. 4-ranked Louisiana College defeated Chapman 11-3 in five innings to cap the first day of the NCAA Softball Championship’s West Regional at Co-Co Cola Lady Wildcat Softball Field in Pineville, La. Host and American Southwest Conference team LC, which had a first-round bye, fell in a 3-0 hole after the first inning before rallying. The two other ASC teams in the seven-team, double elimination tournament, No. 9 Mississippi College and conference champion Hardin-Simmons, both fell on Thursday. MC dropped an 8-3 decision to No. 22 Redlands before HSU bowed to No. 2 Linfield 9-1 in six innings. The tourney began with a 1-0 win in 14 innings by Chapman over Trinity (Texas).


Apr 29 -- Cowgirls Take Second Straight ASC Softball Title
Hardin-Simmons University won its second straight ASC softball championship with a 7-4 win over No. 7-ranked Louisiana College on Saturday afternoon at Southwest Park in Irving, Texas. The Cowgirls (29-14), who went through the tourney unbeaten, wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with three runs in the top of the first inning and used the right arm of tournament MVP Arin Spence to secure the victory and an automatic berth into the NCAA national tournament.


Apr 18 -- ASC Weekly Softball Report
These weekly reports cover ASC softball action. Player spotlights, team capsules, and more. They're in PDF.

 

Mar 4 -- East Division Goes 9-5 Again on Final Day to Rule First Pitch Tournament
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 in Farmers Branch, Texas. 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 Payne’s 3-1 mark was the best from the West.







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Louisiana College, Hardin-Simmons Picked to Claim Division Softball Crowns
The two teams that have met in the title game of the ASC Championship Tournament the past two seasons and have won their respective divisions in that time frame, Louisiana College and Hardin-Simmons University, have been predicted to be division softball champions again in 2007 after a vote of each the division’s head coaches and sports information directors as well as selected media members.

ETBU's Shipley-Gipson, Hardin-Simmons' Spence Expected to Take Top Awards Again; Miss. College's Perry, UMHB's Kripner Also Honored
Two-time reigning Division Players of the Year Christy Shipley-Gipson of East Texas Baptist University and Arin Spence of Hardin-Simmons University, along with Mississippi College’s Katie Perry and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Kacie Kripner, collected 2007 American Southwest Conference softball preseason player of the year honors on Wednesday.


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