St. Thomas (Minn.) wins another elimination game, 4-3 vs. Montclair St.
TYLER, Texas -- St. Thomas (Minn.) made it 7-0 in elimination games in its NCAA postseason run as it rallied for a 4-3 win against Montclair State on Saturday in losers’ bracket play at the Division III national tournament.
|DIII SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP|
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|Game 17: Tufts captures national championship crown|
|Game 16: Tufts forces decisive third game|
|Game 15: Salisbury takes first game from Tufts|
|Day 4 Recap|
|Game 12: Tufts blanks Wis.-Whitewater to advance|
|Game 11: Salisbury reaches championship series|
|Day 3 Recap|
|Game 10: UW-Whitewater beats East Texas Baptist|
|Game 9: St. Thomas (Minn.) wins another elimination game|
|Day 2 Recap|
|Game 8: Tufts defeats Montclair State 5-2|
|Game 7: Salisbury blanks Wisconsin-Whitewater|
|Game 6: ETBU unleashes 11 runs|
|Game 5: St. Thomas (Minn.) slams Rochester (N.Y.)|
|Day 1 Recap|
|Game 4: Montclair State edges Trine|
|Game 3: Tufts knocks off East Texas Baptist|
|Game 2: Salisbury shuts out St. Thomas (Minn.)|
|Game 1: UW-Whitewater rallies past Rochester (N.Y.)|
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Mary Rentz’s two-run double capped a four-run rally in the sixth inning and erased a 1-0 Montclair lead. The Redhawks threatened in the last of the seventh and scored two on two singles, a hit batter and an error. Katie Jo Delisle struck out two batters to end the game with the tying and winning runs on base.
UST’s Kendra Bowe pitched into the seventh inning and allowed just one earned run for the mound win. She shut out MSU from the second though sixth innings. Delisle earned the save as she got the last three outs.
With UST trailing 1-0 and down to its final five outs, Bianca Peterson singled and scored the tying run on Emily Gregory’s double. Erin Mussett’s double put UST ahead 2-1. After Brenna Walek was intentionally walked, Rentz lined a ball over the head of the left fielder to plate two for a 4-1 lead.
Gregory was 2-for-2 with a double. In her past 17 games, Gregory has 27 hits and 30 RBI while batting .510.
The Tommies improved to 15-5 in five national tournament trips, led by NCAA crowns in 2004 and '05.