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Meadows' Walk-Off Lifts No. 11 Tars to Victory
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 02/02/2012

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (February 2, 2012) - Senior Monica Meadows hit a single to center to drive in a pair of runs to lift the No. 11 Tars, 3-2, past  No. 16 Angelo State Thursday evening to open up the 2012 season.  Angelo State was the first of five teams the Tars will face at the San Antonio ISD Sports Complex.

Meadows finished the day 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while senior Hope Bitzer (1-0) picked up her first win of the season in seven complete innings of action.  The right-handed hurler fanned five and gave up one earned run.

Newcomer Aimee Halpin, along with Lawna Hunter, Meadows, and Krista Rodden each notched a hit off the Rams.

As the Tars went scoreless through the first six innings of play, Rollins came alive in the bottom of the seventh as they got two on base on back-to-back hit by pitches.  The Tars loaded the bases with a Halpin slow-roller down the first base line moving Hilary Brown and Hannah Lovestrand over to second and third.

With Hunter at the plate, the right fielder hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Brown, 2-1.  Lovestrand then stole second, with Meadows at the plate, to place her in scoring position.  On the next pitch, Meadows got a base knock to score both Lovestrand and Halpin for the come-from-behind 3-2 victory over No. 16 Angelo State.

ASU scored their first run in the opening frame as the Rams leadoff batter scored on a Tars' throwing error.  Angelo State's second run came in the third inning as Morgan Spearman scored on a RBI single.

Rollins has started 1-0 in each of the past eight seasons and look to improve on their record as they face Cameron on Friday, February 3 at 12 noon CT / 1 p.m. ET.  Fans can follow the action live on the Tars Sports Network at

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