ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The season came to an end for the Raven Softball team on Wednesday as they dropped a first-round game against Baker University in the 2017 Heart Softball Championship.
Baker (27-25) plated home three runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back as they earned a 7-0 win over Benedictine (21-15) to end the Ravens season.
Nikki McNeil earned the start inside the circle for the Ravens but only recorded an out before giving way to Alex Gilham. McNeil was credited with two earned runs off three hits. Gilham threw three scoreless innings while scattering seven hits over five and two-thirds while giving up three earned runs with three strikeouts.
At the plate, Baker limited Benedictine to just four hits off the bats of Alex Burris, Chris Flucke, Melanie Braun and Molly Chevalier. Burris added two stolen bases to move her season total to 36 – the second most in a single-season in program history.
The 2017 All-Heart Softball team will be released at the conclusion of the Heart Softball Championship.