3A softball: Walk-off home run lifts Delta to semifinals

State softball Delta team

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Sami Lane hit a walk-off home run to help No. 3 Delta reach the semifinals of the Class 3A softball state tournament on Friday.

It was Lane's second home run of the game, a three-run shot that helped Delta come away with a 10-9 win over No. 11 Meeker.

Meeker grabbed a 9-7 lead with a three-run spot in the top of the seventh before Delta's dramatic walk-off.

Delta also had a 10-9 win in the first round, beating No. 14 Sterling.

Meeker won its first round game against No. 6 Lamar, 10-8.

(1) Strasburg 13, (8) Brush 6

State softball Strasburg

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Strasburg's hot bats helped the squad make a return trip to the semifinals.

The defending-champion Indians beat No. 16 La Junta 16-1, then No. 8 Brush 13-6 to advance to the semifinals.

The Indians have won four state championships since 2012.

Brush topped The Academy 14-4 in the first round.

(5) Faith Christian 10, (4) University 8

State softball University Faith Christian

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Faith Christian scored seven runs in the first inning, then held on for the 10-8 win over University to reach the semifinals.

The Eagles had topped No. 12 St. Mary's 10-0 in the first round to reach the quarterfinals.

Abrianah McGaw homered in the seventh inning for Faith Christian after University rallied to tie the game at 8.

University beat Fort Lupton 10-2 in the first round.

(2) Eaton 12, (10) Rocky Ford 1

State softball Eaton team

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Eaton got rolling early with a five-run second inning.

Melanie Fye crossed the plate again in the third to push the Reds lead to 6-0. Abby McElroy scored Rocky Ford's lone of the game in the top of the fifth, crossing home on a Chantae Rodriguez single.

Eaton scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth, capped by Remington Ross' two-run home run.

Eaton beat Montezuma-Cortez 20-5 in the first round, while Rocky Ford upset Limon 14-7.