Angelo State 8, Abilene Christian 7

May 12, 2005

Whitney Meeks used all her body language to slide around the catchers tag and score the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning as Angelo State beat Abilene Christian 8-7 in Game 2 of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Championship Thursday at St. Marys in San Antonio.

Meeks scored from third base on a fielders choice by Brittney Cargill. Abilene Christian (30-21) got the game started in dramatic fashion when Katie Bryan led off the game with a home run. Then, Danielle Faulk hit a grand slam to give the Wildcats a 5-0 lead in the first.

Angelo State, the defending national champion, came back with five runs in the fourth, including Christel Neals towering grand slam.

Abilene Christian took a 7-5 lead in the top of the seventh, but Angelo State managed to tie the score with one out in the bottom of the 7th. With runners on second and third, Cargill hit the ball to the shortstop whose throw was not in time to get Meeks at the plate for the winning run.

Angelo State goes on to play Central Oklahoma in Game 4 Thursday night. Abilene Christian will play the loser of the St. Marys vs. Regis game at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Abilene Christian at Angelo State
May 12, 2005 at San Antonio (Rattler Field)
Abilene Christian 7 (30-21) Angelo State 8 (44-14)
Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI
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K. Bryan 1b................ 2 1 1 1 M Droz cf.................. 4 1 2 1
K. Alvarado 2b............. 4 0 1 0 D Lopez 2b................. 3 0 1 0
J. Wilson rf............... 2 1 0 0 B Cargill p................ 4 1 1 1
V. Malkinson 3b............ 2 1 0 0 J Stroud dh................ 3 1 0 0
J. Johnson dh.............. 4 1 2 1 J Monsivais c.............. 3 1 1 0
A. Garcia pr............... 0 0 0 0 C Neal 1b.................. 3 1 1 4
C. Stephens pr............. 0 1 0 0 A Payan rf................. 3 1 0 0
A. Whitten c............... 4 1 1 0 S Fofi ss.................. 3 0 2 0
D. Faulk lf................ 4 1 1 4 L Vallieres pr............. 0 1 0 0
D. Barcena ss.............. 4 0 2 1 W Meeks lf................. 3 1 1 1
H. Krumpols cf............. 2 0 0 0 L Hernandez 3b............. 0 0 0 0
JD Doty ph................. 1 0 0 0
J. Leal p.................. 0 0 0 0
A. Crouse p................ 0 0 0 0
Totals.................... 29 7 8 7 Totals.................... 29 8 9 7
Score by Innings R H E
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Abilene Christian... 500 000 2 - 7 8 3
Angelo State........ 000 500 3 - 8 9 4
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Note: 1 out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.
E - K. Alvarado; V. Malkinson; H. Krumpols; C Neal 2; S Fofi; L Hernandez. LOB -
Wildcats 8; Rambelles 3. 2B - S Fofi. HR - K. Bryan; D. Faulk; C Neal. SH - J.
Wilson; V. Malkinson 2; H. Krumpols; D Lopez.
Abilene Christian IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO
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J. Leal L,21-12........... 6.0 8 8 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 27 27 11 4
A. Crouse ................. 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
Angelo State IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO
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B Cargill W,21-6.......... 7.0 8 7 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 29 36 8 9
Strikeouts - K. Alvarado; V. Malkinson; A. Whitten; JD Doty; M Droz; B Cargill; C
Neal. Walks - K. Bryan 2; J. Wilson.
Umpires - HP: Mike Brady 1B: Dan Ringsby 3B: Dan Rogers
Start: 2:00 pm Time: 2:00 Attendance: 100
J. Leal faced 3 batters in the 7th.
Game: REGSB02

-- Courtesy St. Mary's