No. 3 UT Tyler Edges Out DII No. 22 Augustana

Augustana vs. Texas-Tyler

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloSoftball!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

CLERMONT, Fla.—Division III No. 3 University of Texas at Tyler Softball (13-1) defeated NCAA Division II opponent No. 22 Augustana University (8-5) with a 7-6 score Saturday evening at THE Spring Games.

REPLAY | UT Tyler vs Augustana

Neither team was would to score through the first two innings, but the Patriots got on the board in the top of the second inning with the first run of the game. Sophomore outfielder Haleigh Swinney (Crosby, Texas) led off the inning with a single to center field. She would score the run with the next two UT Tyler batters reaching on Viking errors.

Senior left-hander Colleen Bentke (Brenham, Texas) got the start in the circle for the Patriots. She faced minimum through the first three innings and did not allow a base runner. She struck out one batter in both the first and second innings before punching out a pair of Augustana batters in the third.

The Patriots added to their lead in the top of the fourth. The Vikings walked three straight batters to load the bases and then senior infielder Victoria Gonzales (Elgin, Texas) was hit by a pitch to plate senior outfielder Dariann Resendez (Austin, Texas). Senior infielder Theresa Gonzales (Elgin, Texas) was also walked later in the inning to score senior outfielder Nicole Garcia (Sugar Land, Texas).

To make it interesting, Augustana scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to trim the Patriot lead to one, 3-2. UT Tyler quickly extended their lead in the next half inning with four runs coming home. Victoria Gonzales singled with two runners on, plating Resendes from third. Swinney came around to score on a groundout by sophomore catcher Ashley Perez (Pflugerville, Texas) for the second run.

With a runner on base, Theresa Gonzales hit her team-leading fourth home run of the season allowing two more runs to score. Her second home run in the past three games ahead, 7-2 heading into the final half inning.

Trying to extend the ball game, the Vikings would not go down easily. The first six Augustana batters of the inning reached base with four runs crossing home plate. With the bases loaded and now outs, UT Tyler recorded three-consecutive outs to end the game and secure a one-run victory over the nationally ranked NCAA Division II squad.

Theresa Gonzales and Victoria Gonzales both lead the Patriots with three RBI's while Swinney was the lone batter with multiple hits in the game going 2-2. In the circle, Bentke moved to 7-1 on the season after going five innings and surrendering two runs. Junior right-hander Miranda Leal (San Antonio, Texas) pitched one inning of relief while junior right-hander Whitney Romero (Lafayette, Louisiana) recorded the final three outs to get her first save of the season.

JUCO 2019 Sophomore Hot 100 Rankings 40-31

We will be recognizing the top sophomores from Junior Colleges across the country.

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloSoftball!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

NCAA Division II Softball Championship Breakdown

May 23-27, 2019 the NCAA Division II Softball Championship is going down at the Regency Athletic Complex in Denver, Colorado. Eight teams have battled their way to the big stage to find out who will be crowned this year's National Champion. Let's take a look at the teams.

JUCO 2019 Sophomore Hot 100 Rankings 50-41

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be recognizing the top sophomores from Junior Colleges across the country. 

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloSoftball!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

Did We Witness The Craziest Regionals In Softball History?

What a wild weekend of postseason play with eight regions going to game seven. We saw everything from pitching duels to walk-offs, and thrilling upsets in 2019. Here are some of the top moments from last weekend.

Florida State Advances To Supers After South Carolina Regional Thriller

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a postseason slugfest that came down to the final out, No. 4 Florida State (54-8) came from behind to defeat No. 21 South Carolina (38-19) by a score of 7-6 on Sunday to win the NCAA Tallahassee Regional and advance to the Super Regional round for the seventh consecutive season.

Florida Gators Advance To Super Regionals To Face Tennessee

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 5-seed Florida topped Boise State 5-0 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the 12th Super Regional in program history.

Wild Trick Play Sends Trine To NCAA Division III WCWS

ANGOLA, Ind. – The Trine University softball team finished off their NCAA Division III Super Regional with a bit of trickery to clinch their third trip to the Division III Women's College World Series (WCWS).

Oklahoma State Advances To 2019 NCAA Super Regionals

STILLWATER – The No. 13 Oklahoma State softball team defeated Tulsa, 2-1,  for the second time in two days to clinch its first super-regional berth since 2011 on Saturday at Cowgirl Stadium.

Texas A&M-Kingsville Defeat Cameron To Advance To DII WCWS

KINGSVILLE, Texas – In a year full of firsts for the Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team, the Javelinas reached yet another program benchmark with a 6-5 defeat of the Cameron Aggies on Friday at Hubert Field in Kingsville, Texas, capturing the program's first-ever South Central Regional Championship. This title punches the Javelinas' ticket to the Division II Softball Championships, which will begin on Thursday in Denver, Colo.

LIU Post Tops Saint Anselm In Extras To Reach NCAA DII WCWS

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Cardiac Kids kept their historic season alive with a 2-1 victory in extra innings against top-seeded Saint Anselm College to claim the NCAA Division II East Region title for the fifth time.