WACO, Texas — The University of Central Arkansas softball finished third at the Baylor QTI Powers Invitational by topping Sam Houston State 2-1 at Getterman Stadium on Sunday.
The Bears (4-10) outhit the Bearkats (7-13) 8-3 in the nonconference matchup.
Junior Kasey Britt, who was named to the all-tournament team, led the game off with a double to left field and later scored on a base hit by sophomore catcher Melanie Bryant, who was also named to the all-tourney team.
UCA scored the final run of the game in the fifth when Bryant drove in junior right fielder Nicole Beals with a single to left field.
Bryant and Britt had two hits each for the Bears. First baseman Kim Damian had two hits for the Bearkats.
Sophomore Kelsie Armstrong (3-7) struck out six with two walks and three hits for the win.
The Bears will make their season debut at home on Tuesday with a double-header against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 3 p.m.