MANKATO, Minnesota – The Northwest Missouri State University softball team finished the Minnesota State D-II Softball Classic Sunday with an 8-2 loss to Concordia-St. Paul.
Concordia-St. Paul scored five runs in the top of the first.
The Golden Bears added another run in the top of the second to push the lead to 6-0.
The Bearcats answered in the bottom of the second inning when Olivia Daugherty reached base on an error by the Golden Bears' shortstop allowing Alexis Kump to score and cut the lead, 6-1.
Concordia-St. Paul scored single runs in the third and seventh innings to push the lead to 8-1 over the Bearcats.
In the bottom of the seventh, Sydne Brashear ripped a double to left field. Shortly after, Erin Keeney singled to right bringing in Brashear. However, the seventh inning efforts weren't enough for the Bearcats to catch up to the Golden Bears' 8-2 lead.
The Bearcats move to 2-3 on the season and will be on the road again next weekend in Monticello, Arkansas for the Alva Early Classic.
NOTES: Keeney had three hits and one RBI against the Golden Bears ... Kaitlyn Weis leads the team in batting average with a .353 ... Weis has two doubles, one home run and three RBI on the season.
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