Softball Drops Pair of Games at HL Tournament
Release: Wednesday 05/10/2013 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The softball team saw its season come to end Friday with two losses at the Horizon League Tournament in Chicago, dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Youngstown State before falling to Valparaiso 10-2.

WSU had a golden opportunity to score in the third inning of the YSU game as Angie Clark tripled to right with one out, but came away empty as Jess Gorman grounded out to short and Hanna Floyd struck out.

It stayed scoreless until the top of the seventh.  An error and a fielder's choice put runners on first and second with no outs, but the Raiders looked to have momentum as, on a Kelly Stowe hit up the middle, center fielder Gorman threw a one-hop strike to catcher Kortney Tackett to retire the runner trying to score. 

The next two batters, however, were hit by a pitch and walked, respectively, to force in the winning run.  Wright State had a threat in the bottom of the frame as Reagan Stofcheck singled through the left side and advanced to second on a Lindsay Barrett bunt, but the next two batters were retired to end the game.

Krystian DeWitt was the tough luck losing pitcher, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

In the Valparaiso game, the Crusaders took control by scoring four runs in the third and then added two in the fifth and four more in the fifth.

WSU scored both of its runs in the fifth as Stofcheck doubled and Barrett singled with both eventually scoring on a Clark RBI single to left and Floyd hitting into a fielder's choice.

Wright State finishes the season with a final record of 19-37.

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