Mustangs edge Zias in nine innings

CNJ staff

DURANT, Okla. — Midwestern State pushed over the winning run on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma.

Earlier Saturday, the Zias dropped a 4-2 decision to Central Oklahoma. ENMU (17-20) is now 2-3 in the three-day event and finishes play in the crossover today with games against Cameron and the host Savage Storm.

ENMU sophomore Kristen Cruickshank (7-10), who blanked Midwestern 1-0 in a season-opening tournament in San Antonio in early February, allowed just seven hits this time in a route-going performance in the circle. Meantime,