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DII: No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic splits Saturday's contests in Florida

Nova Southeastern 5, No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic 3
No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic 2, Rollins 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Armstrong Atlantic split a pair of contests for a second consecutive day at the Eckerd College Triton Spring Invitational on Saturday. The Pirates dropped a 5-3 decision to Nova Southeastern, but rebounded for a 2-0 blanking of Rollins.

Each team's pitching limited the other to just two hits as Ollivia McLemore improved to 3-0 on the season for Armstrong by hurling a shutout, giving up two walks while striking out six. Niki Fogle took the loss for the Tars, giving up two hits and two runs in six innings of work, walking one while striking out five.

No. 8 West Texas A&M 5, No. 1 Central Oklahoma 4
No. 1 Central Oklahoma 7, St. Mary's 3

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Lindsay Littles and Ally Dziadula both drilled home runs during a five-run fifth inning uprising that broke the game open and Central Oklahoma toppled Mary 7-3 here Saturday afternoon at the Desert Stinger Tournament to hand interim head coach Cody White his first win.

The top-ranked and defending national champion Bronchos dropped a tough 5-4 decision to No. 8 West Texas in Saturday's first game to fall to 0-3 in the season-opening tournament before finally earning their elusive first victory against the Marauders.

No. 8 West Texas A&M 3, Western New Mexico 0

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- West Texas A&M remained unbeaten on the season on Saturday night as they topped the Mustangs of Western New Mexico 3-0 during the Desert Stinger Invite at Majestic Park. WT moves to 4-0 on the season while the Mustangs fall to 1-2.

The two teams traded zeros in the first inning before the Mustangs loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the second before Hannah Newcomb forced a pair of groundouts to end the frame tied at 0-0.

Newcomb survived another bases loaded jam in the bottom of the fourth inning with a pair of groundouts as WT took the 2-0 lead into the fifth. The Lady Buffs closed out the win as Newcomb picked up the win (1-0) in the circle, giving up no runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts in the complete game win.

No. 9 Alabama-Huntsville 6, No. 7 Indianapolis 1
No. 9 Alabama-Hunstville 7, St. Edward's 1

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Ninth-ranked Alabama-Huntsville had another strong day at the 2014 Chillout, defeating St. Edward's 7-1 before turning around to knock off No. 7 Indianapolis 6-1 in the second contest of the day. The victories push UAH to a perfect 5-0 to start the season.

Proving to be a potent offensive force early in the year, Les Stuedeman's team has scored at least six runs in all five contests.

In UAH's game against No. 7 Indianapolis, The final score of the nightcap was no indication of how the game's first four innings went as UAH had just one hit through the first four while Indianapolis had tallied two in the scoreless affair, and it was an error by the Indianapolis defense that allowed the Chargers to break through in the fifth.

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