How about the No. 1 seed, reigning Lone Star Conference Tournament and 2014 National Champions falling to a No. 8 seed before that same No. 8 seed eventually went on to run the table of the NCAA Division II South Central 1 Region Tournament?

How about that same No. 8 seed starting a freshman in the circle for all three of the biggest wins in the school's history?

How about a junior pitcher throwing 8.2 innings of near-scoreless relief against two of the top four teams in the region and then coming up big at the plate with six RBIs, her first two career home runs and a walk-off single in the championship game?

How about the first ever regional championship appearance for No. 8-seeded Tarleton?

Whichever storyline comes to mind, it all comes to down to this - the Tarleton State TexAnns are the champions of the NCAA Division II South Central 1 Region Tournament.

"This is one of the greatest feelings a team could possibly have - winning... together," said Tarleton State head coach Julie Mata. "We have the goal to bring pride back to the program and we are doing that.

"Every player on this team has played a crucial part in this success," she continued. "They are an incredibly unselfish group and they play hard out of loyalty for each other and Tarleton State. They have brought a championship culture back and they are focused on continuing the climb."

Tarleton State entered Championship Sunday in the driver's seat of the tournament after being the only team to go 2-0 to begin the first two days of the double-elimination weekend and was matched up against No. 4 seed Cameron, who needed to two wins on Sunday to earn the title.

But the TexAnns would not be denied.

Haley Freyman earned her third straight start in the circle and earned her 23rd win of the season - which also gives her the second-most in a single season in school history - with 3.0 innings of work, over which she allowed two runs on four hits and a walk.

The freshman right-hander was relieved two batters into the fourth inning by Shelby Hedrick, who allowed one unearned run on three hits over the final three innings to keep the Aggies in check.

Meanwhile, the Tarleton State offense was rolling from the get-go.

The scoring for the TexAnns started in the second inning when Hedrick blasted off to straight away center for her first career home run at Tarleton to put the Purple and White up 2-0 early. The junior struck again in the next inning when Katelyn Conlee and Nyka Wood led off the inning with singles and Hedrick cleared the bases again with a three-run bomb to left center for a 5-0 Tarleton lead.

After Cameron clawed back with three in the fourth, Tarleton State put up three of its own in the next half inning with a bases-loaded RBI walk by Conlee, a sacrifice fly from Wood and an RBI double from Erika Menchaca to push the lead back to five.

The teams traded zeroes in the fifth before Tarleton State ended this one early.

Savannah Stech led things off with a single before Wood kept things rolling with a one-out single of her own. Menchaca drove them both home with a double to right center before being lifted for pinch runner Kaitlyn Thomas.

With Thomas on second, Hedrick ripped a line drive down the third base line that kicked off the Aggie defender and rolled into left field - allowing Thomas to score from second and sending Tarleton State to the NCAA Division II Super Regionals next weekend.

Menchaca and Hedrick each went 3-4 at the plate and combined for nine of the team's 11 RBIs, with Hedrick plating six of them. Wood added two hits of her own while Stech, Conlee, Mikayla Stogsdill, Delaney Wayland and Lauren Powers had one hit each to round out of the Tarleton offense.

For the regional tournament, the TexAnns hit .388 as a team with 21 RBIs while holding West Texas A&M and Cameron to a .275 average and just eight RBIs.

The TexAnns will advance to their first ever NCAA Division II Super Regionals next weekend at the home site of the winner of St. Mary's and Metro State, who were playing a winner-take-all game late Sunday afternoon.