Northwestern State pitcher Kylie Roos gave up only one hit to the 14 Bearkats she faced when play resumed Friday morning as the Demons sent Sam Houston to the loser's bracket with a 1-0 decision.
The two teams took the field at 10:15 a.m. Friday after a 15-hour and 15-minute intermission due to Thursday night's heavy rains.
Sam Houston (33-23) had runners at second and third base in the fifth inning and players at second in scoring position in the sixth and seventh, but the Demons came out with the big outs to hold on to the win.
"We had some opportunities but couldn't take advantage," SHSU head coach Bob Brock said. "We had a couple of bad breaks early in the game. But give Northwestern State credit. They came up with some big plays when they had to."
The contest was stopped after 50 minutes of action with the Demons leading 1-0 through three and a half innings Thursday night.
Northwestern State scored its run with two out in the first inning as first baseman Brianna Rodriguez doubled and designated player Cassandra Barefield singled in the run.
Sam Houston led off the top of the fourth inning with consecutive singles by Alyssa Coggins and Kim Damian. Demon third baseman Brittany Virgoe turned a ground ball into a double play to end the threat.
Roos (15-3) ended the game surrendering five hits and striking out three. She faced 28 batters. Meme Quinn (11-8) was the loser for Sam Houston.
Sam Houston wil face No. 5 Lamar later Friday afternoon. Game time is slated at approximately 2 p.m. weather permitting.
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