Softball Defeats Aggies to Advance at WCWS

June 2, 2007

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- Ashley Monceaux went 3-for-4 with a run and a RBI while Courtney Oberg delivered a three-run blast in the bottom of the third inning to propel the No. 7 Baylor softball team to a 7-4 win over fourth-seeded Texas A&M to give the Lady Bears their first NCAA Women's College World Series win in program history.

With the victory, Baylor ties a school record for most wins in a season as the Lady Bears improve to 51-15 on the season while Texas A&M finishes the year with a 46-14 record.

After Megan Gibson hit her 14th home run of the season with two outs in the first to give the Aggies the lead, Baylor responded with a pair of runs in the first and four more in the sixth to grab control of the game.

Chelsi Lake delivered a two-run double give Baylor the lead as Ashley Monceaux scored on a throwing error in the third as the Lady Bears took a two-run lead. Oberg then delivered the key shot of the game as she hammered a three-run shot over the bleachers in left-center field, her seventh of the year, to give Baylor a 6-1 advantage.

Texas A&M attempted to mount a rally with a pair of runs in the fifth and a single tally in the sixth; but, were retired in order in the seventh as Baylor defeated the Aggies for the third time this year.

Lisa Ferguson picked up the win to improve to 26-8 on the season after allowing three earned runs on seven hits in seven innings of work while striking out five.

Amanda Scarborough took the loss for the Aggies, finishing the year with a 26-10 record after allowing six runs on six hits in 2.2 innings of work.

Baylor will return to resume action on Saturday night as the Lady Bears face Northwestern in an elimination game at 8:00 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN HD.



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