No matter who you beat, advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals is a pretty good feeling. But for Texas A&M softball, it has to be a little extra sweet as it took down archrival Texas 3-1 in the College Station Regional to advance in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
The Aggies, which came into Sunday unbeaten in its first two tournament games, didn’t need a winner-take-all second game to dispatch the Longhorns. Texas A&M has not made a Women’s College World Series since 2008, but this is a significant step toward reaching that goal.
The star of the game Sunday was Tori Vidales, who hit her 50th career home run in the third before knocking in the Aggies’ other 2 runs with a double in the fourth. From there, it was smooth sailing for A&M pitcher Samantha Show, who went the distance.
The Aggies celebrated after making the final out:
— Texas A&M Softball (@AggieSoftball) May 21, 2017
With the win, Texas A&M will advance to the Super Regionals to take on fellow SEC squad, Tennessee, in Knoxville, Tenn. Super Regionals begin on Thursday, though the exact time of those games have yet to be announced.