Benedictine's Season Ends In NCAA Regional

Benedictine University Softball

Courtesy of Benedictine University

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin -- The Benedictine University softball team ended the 2017 season with a 4-1 loss against NCAA regional host University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Earlier in the day, the Eagles defeated St. Norbert College 4-0.

THE FINAL – GAME ONE
Benedictine 4, St. Norbert 0

THE DETAILS
• With two outs in the first, the Eagles tallied two runs off of four hits
• Courtney Grasz started the rally with a single to right field and made it to third on a Holly Haberkorn single up the middle
• Selena Kweder and Emily Moore followed with RBI singles
• Neither team would score again until the sixth when BenU tallied two runs off of three hits and two SNC errors
• Moore and Breanna Sobotka tallied singles while Kelli Holstine drove in the final run of the game
• The loss ended the season for St. Norbert (21-6)
• The win advanced BenU to take on UW-La Crosse

STAT LEADERS
Grasz: 2-3, 1 run
Moore: 2-3, 1 run, 1 RBI
Sobotka: 2-3, 1 run
Haberkorn: 7.0 innings pitched, three hits, 4 strikeouts

THE FINAL – GAME TWO
Benedictine 1, UW-La Crosse 4

THE DETAILS
• La Crosse wasted no time and put two runs on the board in the first
• The second inning saw La Crosse tally one run off of one hit and one BenU error to take a 3-0 lead
• Another error in the fifth gave UW-La Crosse another run but the Eagles answered back in the sixth with a run of their own, an RBI single from Kweder
• It wasn't enough though as the Eagles season came to an end after not scoring in the seventh
• Benedictine ends the season with a 34-13 overall record
• On the mound, Haberkorn (23-6) allowed eight hits in 6.0 innings with two strikeouts and three earned runs

STAT LEADERS
Haberkorn: 3-3
Kweder: 1-3, 1 RBI
Shannon Fritsche: 1-3, 1 run