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Softball Falls, 1-0, in American Conference Finals to UCF

Softball Advances to American Conference Finals with 5-2 Win over Houston


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May 16, 2014

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• Seniors Jill Barrett and Shelby Blanton and junior Erica Sampson each earned their 58th starts of the season.

• Barrett started her 234th consecutive career game. She has started every game in her four-year career.

• Senior Aimee Creger made her 33rd appearance and 32nd start of the season, and her 108th career start in 133 games.

• Sophomore Catherine Horner recorded her second straight walkoff RBI to open a tournament in the last week. She hit a sacrifice fly to give Tulsa a 1-0 win to open the Conference USA Championship on May 8. The play scored Barrett from third base each time.

• Senior Haley Henshaw hit her first career NCAA postseason home run.

• Barrett scored her 56th run of the season, breaking the previous record of 55 set by Caitlin Everett (2010-13) in 2012.

• Creger totaled 13 strikeouts in the game. It is a school record for strikeouts in an NCAA Regional game.

• Creger allowed two hits against Houston Friday. She has allowed two or fewer hits in 16 starts of five or more innings this season.

• Tulsa won its opening game of the regional for the fourth time in program history. TU also won its openers in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and started 1-1 each year.

• Tulsa won its first NCAA postseason game since the opening contest of the 2012 Norman Regional. TU beat Oregon State 9-1 in 11 innings on May 18, 2012.



• Creger won her 28th game of the season, and 96th of her career - the highest totals in school history.

• Creger raised her season strikeout total to 339, and her career total to 1,065 strikeouts; both program records.

• Barrett raised her season hits total to 94, and her career total to 315. She also scored her 180th run. All are school records.

• Tulsa improved its all-time record in the NCAA Tournament to 7-12.