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Upset Alert: SOU takes down top-ranked, defending champion Science & Arts

It's the Raiders first win in program history against a No. 1 ranked team, and they're now two wins away from a national championship.

Posted: May 25, 2019 8:33 PM
Updated: May 25, 2019 8:33 PM

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tire and auto sports desk, newswatch 12 sports with jake garcia" jake says, "to get to a place it's never been, sou softball had to do something only two teams have done this year. beating number one and defending champion science & arts is no easy task, but the raiders didn't bat an eye, and for the first time in program history, they're into the semifinals at the naia softball world series." leeper says, "i can't say it feels bad but that's what we were supposed to do." mackey says, "it feels good but it's just another team in our way of winning the national championship. so yeah it's cool but we still have more games to play but we have a bigger picture in mind." sou's takedown of science and arts was systematic. lauren quirke had her second straight two-hit game. right fielder olivia mackey also had a pair of hits, including a run scoring double with two outs that got the raiders on the board in the second. pistole says, "she's been dialed in, so i didn't expect anything different than what she did." mackey says, "i was just going to drive a pitch that i thought was mine and i was trying to be." not making it bigger than it needed to be was a symbol for the entire game. shortstop paige leeper made it four-nothing in the fourth with a solo home run. personal redemption after she popped up a bunt in her previous at my team. i wanted to make sure that i could get something done for them. she happened to bring it a little bit up in the zone and i was just ready for it i guess. i was just putting my head down and trying to so often and she scares me when she connects with the sou ace and one out away from shutting out the top-ranked team she called her infield together. her message: we deserve this. we can beat anyone. let's act like it after we get this last out. pistole says, "we came here to compete for a championship, we didn't come to participate." jake says, "the win makes it sou's best start ever at the naia softball world series and they're now just two wins away from a national championship. they get sunday off, they'll be back here monday for a 5 pm pacific first pitch. in springfield, missouri, jake garcia, newswatch 12 sports." the
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