Baylor wins over Pope John Paul II

Arkansas-SEMO Live Blog

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - With help from her defense, which made two double plays, Baylor's Kaitie Sims overcame seven walks while pitching a three-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Pope John Paul II at McKnight No. 3 in the Division II-AA high school softball state-tournament opener for both teams.

Baylor (31-7) will take on rival GPS (16-13) on Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. EDT in the winners-bracket final at Starplex No. 3.