Errors Cost Eagles as Season Ends
GULF SHORES, Ala. – Four errors helped lead to all 10 unearned runs for Morningside as Asbury fell to the Mustangs 10-0 in their finale at the 2011 NAIA Softball National Championship. The Eagles finished the tournament 0-3, Morningside finished 1-2.
Kelsey Robinson was the tough-luck pitcher for Asbury (20-13) after she surrendered all 10 runs. The trouble started in the second when with two outs Kendall Ratchford dropped a fly ball off the bat of Kati Steffen. Two batters later Erin Bohlmann delivered a triple down the right field line that allowed two runs to score. Bohlmann would score later in the inning.
The trouble continued in the third for the Eagles as Morningside (46-11) put up seven runs in the inning. The Eagles committed three errors in the inning and the Mustanges tallied six hits in the frame.
Asbury had only two hits in the game, a first inning single up the middle by Mary Ann Warford and a fifth inning single to center field by Jessica Johnson. Robinson took the loss to fall to 5-3 on the season and Jordan Johnson won for the Mustangs to improve to 18-5.