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SAMPSON WALKOFF HOMER FORCES TULSA-BAYLOR WINNER-TAKE-ALL FINAL


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May 18, 2014

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WACO, Texas - Erica Sampson's solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning gave Tulsa a 1-0 win over Baylor to force the winner-take-all final game of the NCAA Waco Regional Sunday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.

The deciding game began at 4:40 p.m. Follow along or watch live here.

Aimee Creger (29-1) went the distance in the victory for the Golden Hurricane (53-8). She struck out nine batters and allowed six hits and two walks. Whitney Canion (28-10) also went all the way for the Bears (44-14), striking out 10 and allowing six hits and a walk.

Creger held Baylor hitless for 6.1 innings from the end of the third to a leadoff single in the 10th inning.

With one out in the bottom of the 11th, Sampson hit a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall for the win. It was her 13th home run of the season.

The 11-inning contest matched Tulsa's longest NCAA postseason game. TU previously beat Oregon State 9-7 in 11 innings on May 18, 2012.

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Tulsa 1, Baylor 0 (May 18, 2014 at Waco, Texas)
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Baylor.............. 000 000 000 00 -  0  6  2      (44-14)
Tulsa............... 000 000 000 01 -  1  6  0      (53-8)
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Pitchers: Baylor - Canion, Whitney and Hosack, Clare. Tulsa - Creger, Aimee and
Horner, Catherine; Sampson, Erica.
Win-CREGER, Aimee(29-2)  Loss-Canion, Whitney(28-10)  T-2:53  A-906
HR TLS - Sampson, Erica (13).
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny, 17 MPH