March 10, 2006
Eagles explode for 22 runs against St. Rose,
Fall to C.W. Post, 5-4
KISSIMMEE, Fla.—The University of Southern Indiana softball team churned out one of its most impressive offensive outings in the program's 30-year history Friday evening as it toppled the College of Saint Rose, 22-5, in five innings at the Division II Rebel Spring Games.
USI (10-7) lost to C.W. Post, 5-4, earlier in the day as its season-best six-game win streak came to a close.
The Screaming Eagles conclude the Rebel Spring Games Saturday when they take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha at 11:30 a.m. (CST) and the University of Minnesota-Duluth at 3:10 p.m. (CST).
C.W. Post (5-5) 5, Southern Indiana 4 Box Score
USI stranded runners at second and third in the bottom of the seventh inning as it lost a heart-breaker, 5-4, to C.W. Post. The loss ended USI's six-game winning streak and 13-game win streak, dating back to last season, at the Rebel Spring Games.
The Eagles drew to within a run in the bottom of the seventh when junior outfielder/pitcher Nikki Nichols (Henderson, Kentucky), who made her first collegiate start behind the plate against Saint Rose, hit an RBI double to the fence. It appeared as USI may have had a chance to tie the contest on the play, but senior pitcher Lindsey McNaughton (Carmel, Indiana) stumbled around the base path and was held up at third base.