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    UIW defeats Lamar 6-3 in first round of SLC Baseball Tournament

    Photo courtesy Lamar Athletics

    Eighth-seeded UIW defeated top-seeded Lamar 6-3 in the first round of the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field in Hammond, La.

    Incarnate Word scored all of their runs in the eighth and ninth innings to overcome what was a 2-0 lead by the Cardinals through four innings.

    Lamar trailed 3-2 headed into the bottom eighth inning but tied it up thanks to a sacrifice fly by Ethan Ruiz which scored Austin Roccaforte.

    Cameron Caley's three-run homer in the ninth gave UIW a 6-3 lead, one that they would not relinquish.

    Lamar falls to the loser's bracket and will face an elimination game against Northwestern State at 9:00 am on Wednesday.

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