HUNTSVILLE - Krista Sitka blasted a two-run homer over the center field wall in the first extra inning of play to give Texas-San Antonio a 6-4 softball victory over Sam Houston State Sunday afternoon at Bearkat Softball Complex.
The victory gave UTSA wins in two of the three contests in the three-game Southland Conference series as the Roadrunners nailed down the No. 3 seed in the SLC post-season tournament to begin Thursday in San Marcos. UTSA ends the regular season with a 25-24 season record and a 20-10 mark in league action.
Sam Houston State will be the No. 7 seed and meet Southeastern Louisiana at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Southland tournament.
UTSA jumped out to a 4-0 lead with four runs in the top of the third. Sitka hit a two-run double and Kelly Cato had a two-run single.
Sam Houston State tied the game with two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings.
Lauren Burns hit a two-run double in the fourth. Amy Brown and Amanda Lindsey each had RBI singles in the fifth.
The Bearkats had runners in scoring position in both the bottom of the sixth and eighth innings, but could not bring them in. Sam Houston left 10 runners stranded for the game.
Brandi Crnkovic (15-18) took the loss for Sam Houston. Morgan Mikulin
pitched one inning in relief.
Janeille Nickels (5-3) was the winner for UTSA in relief.