POSTED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 4:55pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 4:56pm
The UT Tyler Patriots baseball team overcame a heart-breaking loss in game two to defeat Hardin-Simmons by a score of 3-1 in game three of the American Southwest Conference Championship First Round at Irwin Field.
The Patriots will advance to the ASC Championship Round next weekend in Austin. UT Tyler will face off against the ASC West champion and tournament host Concordia on Friday.
The No. 9 UT Tyler softball team needed only one run to claim the 2012 American Southwest Conference Championship over Louisiana College, winning 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Oran Good Park.
The win guarantees UT Tyler a spot in the 2012 NCAA Softball Championships which begin in two weeks.