Sixth Inning Proves Pivotal in Saturday Split

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The sixth inning proved to be pivotal on Saturday (March 3), as the Bowling Green State University softball team split a pair of games. The Falcons scored eight of the team's 12 runs in the sixth frame.

In the opener, BGSU scored five times in the sixth to overcome a one-run deficit in a 7-3 win over the University of New Mexico. But, in game two, host Texas Tech University responded to BG's three-run sixth by pushing the go-ahead run across the plate in the bottom of the frame, and the Red Raiders held on for a 6-5 win.

In the UNM game, each team scored in only two innings. The Lobos took the lead in both the first and sixth frames, but the Falcons responded to take the lead in the bottom of each of those innings.

The TTU contest saw the home team take a four-run lead, and the Red Raiders still were up by three runs before BG tied it in the sixth. But, for the second time in as many days, Texas Tech got the go-ahead run and held on for a one-run victory.