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May 14, 2006

Eagles fall to Cougars in elimination bracket,
Finish third in Great Lakes Region tournament

#4 SIU Edwardsville (50-9): 9
#24 Southern Indiana (39-18): 0 (5 innings)
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.The No. 24-ranked University of Southern Indiana softball team fell behind early and could not catch up as it lost to No. 4-ranked and tournament host Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 9-0 in five innings, Sunday afternoon.

USI ends its season with a 39-18 record, its best mark since 1998 when it was 48-17. The Screaming Eagles also finished third in the NCAA II Great Lakes Region Tournament.

Kristin
Eickholt



Sophomore third baseman Kristin Eickholt (Van Wert, Ohio) led the Eagles from the plate. She was 2-for-2 with her team-leading 21st double of the season.

SIU Edwardsville (50-9), which defeated Northern Kentucky University, 8-0 in six innings, later in the day, got an outstanding effort out of GLVC Player of the Year Alicia DeShasier. She was 2-for-2 with a triple, a double, three runs scored, and four RBIs.

Senior hurler Lindsey McNaughton (Carmel, Illinois) took the loss for the Eagles. McNaughton (17-11) gave up six runs on five hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work.

The Cougars' Sabra McCune picked up her single-season school-record 31st victory of the season. McCune (31-7) gave up five hits and struck out six batters.

SIUE and NKU play Monday at 1 p.m. for the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Championship.

Dan McDonnell,
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