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Hutchinson, Kan.- Despite droping into the losers bracket after one game in the KCAC Tournament, thus making every game the rest of the tournament an elimination game, Southwestern Softball kept their heads up and continued fighting. The odds seemed even more against them when they trailed going into the seventh inning of the next two games but managed to put together unbelievable comebacks in order to keep their hopes for a conference championship alive.
In the first round, Southwestern struggled to find their offense, losing 1-0 to Kansas Wesleyan. This loss dropped Southwestern into the losers side of the bracket and makes each game the rest of the tournament a elimination game for the Lady Builders.
In game two, Southwestern College faced Tabor College. Tabor held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. After two outs, the hopes for SC looked slim. A two out rally was started by Shonda Glover's triple. Hits by Sara Blackburn and Brady Luedtke helped give Southwestern the 3-2 victory. This allowed Southwestern to advance to game #3.
Game three provided more excitement than either game. Despite trailing 1-7 going into the top of the seventh, the Lady Builders continued to fight. After Ottawa easily picked up the first out, Southwestern then rallied for eight runs in the top of the seventh to take a 9-7 lead. Alyssa Yates came back out to finish the seventh inning and struck out two while getting the Lady Braves to go out in order to seal the victory for Southwestern.
Southwestern now advances to play against Kansas Wesleyan today at 1 p.m. (CST) in a rematch from game number one from yesterday.