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Extra-Inning Loss Ends Central’s Season

Central College’s softball season came to a close with a dramatic 5-4 loss to the University of Texas-Tyler in an elimination bracket game yesterday afternoon at the Division III Championships. It was a back and forth game that saw Central jump in front 2-0 with a pair of fourth inning runs. The Patriots scored 4 runs in the fifth on back-to-back homeruns, but the Dutch tied the game with two more in the sixth. In the decisive frame, Texas-Tyler got its lead runner on base on an error, and left fielder Carli Wheeler delivered a two-out game-winning single. Central’s season ends with a record of 32-10.