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UCA softball team loses to S.D. State and Western illinois

Posted: February 23, 2014 - 7:39pm

The University of Central Arkansas softball team lost to South Dakota State and Western Illinois on Sunday to finish the UCA Invitational 1-3.

The Bears (4-11) lost, 6-2, to South Dakota State (5-8) and to Western Illinois (10-3), 7-6, in extra innings.

Trailing 6-0, the Bears scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh against South Dakota Stae.

Western Illinois took advantage of a five-run second inning to outlast the Bears. Jessie Taylor, who homered in the fourth, tied the game in the seventh with a grand slam. in its runner, Western Illinois sacrificed the runner automactically on second to third base and Tierney Bottino drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

Central Arkansas returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a doubleheader.

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