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NCAA Div. II Championship: Angelo State Tops Indianapolis In Game One

 SALEM, VA – The Angelo State Rambelles trailed briefly, but rallied back to win the opening game of the NCAA Division II Championship at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va., topping Indianapolis by a 3-1 margin. 

Angelo State (49-8) advances to play the winner of the upcoming North Georgia-Dixie State matchup at noon on Friday. Indianapolis (36-20) falls to the losers bracket and will return to the field at Noon on Saturday, May 23 against the North Georgia-Dixie State loser. 

Indianapolis struck first, as Maggie Swanson singled in the top of the first while pitcher Megan Russell kept the Rambelles hitless through the first inning. In the top of the third, right fielder Lindsey Gustine singled to left and took an extra base on an error on a throw down to first by the catcher. Russell then helped her own cause, putting an RBI single to left field, scoring Gustine to give the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead. 

In the bottom half of the frame, Angelo State manufactured a run of its own. Sandy James started the one-out rally with a double to right center, advancing to third on a fly ball to deep right field. After shortstop Macy Baker was hit by a pitch, Angelo State head coach Travis Scott called for double steal which successfully scored James to tie the game at 1-1. 

The score remained knotted until the bottom of the fifth inning when Baker started another rally, roping a one-out double to right field before being replaced by pinch runner Nicole Wellman. Alix Dean followed with an RBI double, scoring Wellman to give the Rambelles a 2-1 win. 

An insurance run was added in the bottom of the sixth inning. Kristen Frye put a one-out single through the left side of the Greyhound infield before a James double-plus-throw scored her from first to seal the score at 3-1. 

Angelo State’s Chelsea Nelson improved to 31-4 with the victory, striking out nine and walking one. Megan Russell of Indianapolis struck out seven, falling to 19-10 with the loss.