Below are brief recaps of all eight games during day one of the NJCAA National Softball Tournament in St. George, Utah. The higher seeded team won all eight contests during the day.

Games will continue at the Canyons Softball Complex on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. MT.

Game 1

No. 1 Florida SouthWestern State 5, No. 16 South Georgia State 1

Kelsi Collins struck out 10 in six innings of hitless action en route to leading the top-seeded Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers to a 5-1 victory over No. 16 South Georgia State in the opening game of the NJCAA National Softball Tournament.

Riley Russell paced the Buccaneers at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a run scored, while her teammate Madison Johnson drove in a pair of runs. South Georgia State mustered just three hits in the ballgame.

Game 2

No. 8 Seminole State (Oklahoma) 8, No. 9 Howard (Texas) 5

Eighth-seeded Seminole State advanced with an 8-5 opening-round victory over No. 9 Howard. The Trojans jumped out to an 8-0 lead, thanks to a seven-run second inning, and managed to hang on late to earn the victory.

Kristen Prieto and Emily Richardson each homered in the game for Seminole State, and Richardson and Hayley Reibenspies led the offensive charge by recording two hits apiece. Evelyn Loyola paced Howard by going a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Game 3

No. 5 Southern Idaho 8, No. 12 Three Rivers (Missouri) 0

The fifth-seeded College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles moved on with an 8-0 run-rule victory over No. 12 Three Rivers in the opening round of the NJCAA National Softball Tournament. CSI’s Stenani Zimmerman struck out three and allowed just one hit on her way to recording a one-hit complete-game shutout.

Anjalee Batchelor led the Golden Eagles at the plate by going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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