In softball, there is no place like home plate. After a successful summer softball league with 26 teams (seven more teams then last fall) competing in three divisions, the Fall Softball League is about ready to get under way.
Again, Ruston Parks and Recreation will offer three divisions: Men’s E Class, Coed and Men’s Church. Softballs will be provided by RPAR and USSSA rules will be followed again this season.
The team fees remain at $280 and are due Aug. 21. Payments can be made at the RPAR office located at 605 James St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Grambling State University’s baseball season came to end as Larry Barazza and the Tigers were defeated 6-3 Thursday in an elimination game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament in New Orleans. Issac O’Bear picked up the loss as GSU finished at 22-27 on the season.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Trailing by double digits with less than four minutes to play, Louisiana Tech rallied late but the Lady Techsters came up just short in falling 63-58 to Charlotte before 821 fans at Halton Arena Saturday night.
Tech (6-8, 1-2 Conference USA) trailed 57-47 with 3:38 to play before Brandi Wingate’s conventional three-point play started the late rally. A Brooke Pumroy long-range 3-pointer with 26 seconds to play sliced the 49ers advantage in half at 61-58, bringing Tech to within one possession.