FRIDAY 05/10/19 – KATS GET WIN AND PLAY LATER TODAY

THE #1 SEED BEARKAT WOMEN RESERVED THEIR SPOT IN THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH A 2-0 WIN.  SOPHOMORE BROOKE MALIA’S WALK-OFF HOME RUN IN THE NINTH INNING BACKED A STELLAR PITCHING PERFORMANCE BY SENIOR LINDSEY MCLEOD.  ALSO, LATE LAST NIGHT, #2 SEED NICHOLLS AVOIDED ELIMINATION BY DEFEATING THE DEFENDING 2018 CHAMPS, MCNEESE STATE, IN A 10-4 THRASHING.  NICHOLLS PLAYS SAM HOUSTON STATE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT NOON TODAY.  IF NICHOLLS WINS, THEY WILL HAVE TO PLAY THE BEARKATS IN A REMATCH.

IN THE N-B-A PLAYOFFS LAST NIGHT, PORTLAND AND PHILADELPHIA STAVED OFF ELIMINATION AND FORCED A GAME SEVEN IN EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS.  THE TRAILBLAZERS BEAT DENVER, 119-108, AND THE 76’ERS BEAT TORONTO, 112-101.  ALL FOUR TEAMS WILL PLAY THEIR GAMES SEVEN’S ON SUNDAY.  THE ROCKETS PLAY GOLDEN STATE TONIGHT AT 8:00, AT THE TOYOTA CENTER.  THE WARRIORS LEAD THE ROCKETS THREE GAMES TO TWO.  IF THE ROCKETS WIN TONIGHT, THEY WILL ALSO PLAY GAME SEVEN ON SUNDAY IN OAKLAND.

THE ASTROS AND RANGERS BEGAN A FOUR-GAME SERIES LAST NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON, WITH THE ASTROS WINNING 4-2.  THEY PLAY AGAIN AT 7:10 THIS EVENING WITH JUSTIN VERLANDER AND LANCE LYNN ON THE MOUND.

THE AT&T BYRON NELSON CLASSIC IS IN ITS SECOND DAY IN DALLAS WITH DENNY MCCARTHY ATOP THE LEADERBOARD AT 8 UNDER.  HOWEVER, IT WAS FORMER COWBOY QUARTERBACK TONY ROMO WHO WOWED THE CROWD ON THE SEVENTH HOLE YESTERDAY, WHEN HIS 66-FOOT CHIP IN LANDED HIM AN EAGLE ON THE SCORECARD.

…AND ON THE NASCAR SCHEDULE, THE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES GOES TO THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY IS TOMORROW EVENING.