The Austin College softball team fell 8-0 to Southwestern University in the first round of the 2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday afternoon after the Pirates exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning.
Southwestern turned a close, 1-0 ballgame into an 8-0 elimination, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth. Caroline Young ended the game with a bases clearing, three run double for the win.
Young finished 2-for-3 on the day to lead the offense. Marissa Irvin, Sydney Oorlog, Stacy Rosengren, each had a hit and a RBI. Linsay Biggers also added a RBI on the afternoon while Berkley Bacon scored two runs.
Victoria Herrera took the loss for Ausitn College (10-15, 5-13 SCAC). She was terrific through four innings, only allowing one run on one hit and striking out three in the process. The 'Roos were held hitless in the loss.