First up is this: it was 102 degrees at the start of today’s NCAA Division II Tournament softball game between Emporia State and Nebraska-Omaha in Angelo, Texas. Man. That is hot.
Didn’t seem to bother the Hornets. And especially not Wichita Northwest product Jill Peters, who went yard for a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give ESU a 3-2 win over the Mavs in the first round of the South Central Regional. Peters finished 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a double to go with her game-winner That’s the third time in a row that ESU has beaten UNO, including a sweep last Sunday for the MIAA Tournament title. The Hornets play the Angelo State-St. Edward’s winner today in the championship of the winner’s bracket.