ST. GEORGE, Utah — A sacrifice fly by Mackenzie Michiner in the top of the eighth plated what turned out to be the winning run as Howard (Texas) College topped Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in an elimination game at the NJCAA National Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Lady Norse wrap up their season with a 44-10 record.
NEO had tied the game at 5-5 with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Victoria Sorokina led off the Howard half of the eighth inning with a double. Jackie Mercado followed with a single to advance Sorokina to third. Mitchiner then flew out left to score Sorokina to make it 6-5.
Mickaela Brown, who came on in relief in the seventh, got Sammy Gordon, Shelby Prather and Libby Morris on ground balls to end the game.
Additional details on the game are coming.