MERIDIAN, Miss. -- Valdosta State's softball team set a school record for wins Saturday. It'll get a chance today for a few more wins.
The Blazers (46-18) won 2-of-3 games at the Gulf South Conference tournament Saturday to move into the final four of the event.
They will play in an 11 a.m. (Eastern) game today against one of the remaining teams, either West Florida or Alabama-Huntsville.
Also remaining is Mississippi University for Women, which beat VSU 3-2 with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh of a game earlier Saturday. It's MUW's final day of Gulf South play, since the Blues are shutting down the athletic department at season's end.
VSU opened play with a 4-3 win over Delta State, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.
In an elimination game Saturday night, VSU blanked Southern Arkansas, 5-0.
In that game, Brooke King pitched a six-hit shutout, striking out three. The Blazers scored two runs in the third and three more in the sixth.
Linsey Walker had two of VSU's five hits.
Versus MUW, Rachel Breaux hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh give the Blues the win.
VSU had tied the game in the top of the seventh when Ryann Ellingsworth doubled with two outs, stole third and scored on Jenny McDuffie's single.
Ellingsworth scored both of VSU's runs.
Angela Lauzon got the loss. She gave up just five hits.
In the opener versus Delta State, Tonya Coffey scored Ellingsworth with a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh.
Both players each had three hits, while Coffey drove home three runs.
Lauzon pitched the eighth inning to get the win. King had given up seven hits in seven innings, with Delta scoring a run in the top of the seventh on a fielding error.
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