Stephen F. Austin will meet No. 8 Sam Houston State at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight for an elimination game. The Cowgirls continue on in the winners’ bracket. They will meet No. 1 Nicholls at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday. Tournament Central | Box ScoreLAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 3 McNeese advanced in the winners’ bracket with an 8-2 win over No. 2 Stephen F. Austin in game six of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. McNeese jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when shortstop Tayler Strother singled to right field to score pinch runner Shelbi Strickland who ran for designated player Alexandria Saldivar. The Ladyjacks answered in the bottom frame as first baseman Margarita Corona blasted her ninth home run of the season, smashing it to left-centerfield. The Cowgirls calmed anymore damage with catcher Aubree Turbeville and Strother combining to catch SFA’s Autumn Holloway attempting to still third. Strother then made a diving catch for out two followed by a full-stretch snag to close the inning. Third baseman Morgan Catron of McNeese recorded her second home run of the tournament with a shot over the scoreboard in leftfield to give the Cowgirls an 8-2 lead in the last inning. The Cowgirls took a two-run lead in the third inning when Saldivar registered her second hit of the day, scoring left fielder Lauren Brown and right fielder Justyce McClain. SFA’s third baseman Amber Landry singled to second base for catcher Taylor Fraccastoro to cross the plate and make the score 3-2 in the third. Turbeville recorded her second home run of the season, hitting the championship banner in the top of the fourth. Caroline Settle gave up just four Ladyjack hits in a complete-game effort for the Cowgirls, her sixth this season. She struck out two and walked just one.
Jackson Martinez 1 Arsenal and Liverpool target Jackson Martinez says he will wait until the end of the season before deciding his future.Martinez has been continually linked with a move away from Porto in the past six months, despite signing a contract extension until 2017 last summer.Arsene Wenger is reportedly a long-term admirer of the striker, who has 76 goals in 102 appearances for Porto.And with speculation surrounding his future growing, the 28-year-old says he will let his agent sort out matters at the end of the season.“My agent is in charge of the negotiations. I prefer to stay out of it,” said Martinez.“At the end of the season I hope to receive some interesting proposals.”