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UT Tyler softball finishes as National Runner-Up

The UT Tyler softball team reached a school record 50 wins this season.  It was two wins short of a national championship.  The Patriots dropped two games to three time national champion Tufts on Monday afternoon in Salem, Virginia.  UT Tyler dropped game one of the NCAA Division III Championship Series 2-0. 

Game two looked more promising for the Patriots, after they took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning.  But Tufts scored 7 runs in the final two innings.  UT Tyler had the winning run at the plate in their final at bat, but Shelby Shelton's final swing was caught just inside the left field wall.

The Patriots end the season 50-5.

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