Loss to Lopers Officially Eliminates UCCS from Playoffs

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 26, 2008

KEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was officially eliminated from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball playoffs Saturday with a 6-1 loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers at Dryden Park.

Game 2 of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain with the Lopes leading 1-0 in the second inning. The teams will complete that game on Sunday and then play their scheduled doubleheader.

The Mountain Lions loss, combined with wins by both Regis and Western New Mexico, mathematically ended UCCS' slim playoff hopes. The Mountain Lions have now lost thee in a row and 13 of their past 17 games.

UCCS managed only three hits against UNK starter Amanda Bell on Saturday. One of those, a solo home run by Stacy Haney, accounted for the Mountain Lions' only run.

The Lopers, meanwhile, scored three times in the second inning as Laura Gormley had an RBI single and Cassie Keck followed with a two-run home run. Bell made cetain that was all the offense needed.

Stacy Ortiz (7-8) took the loss for UCCS (22-26, 15-22 RMAC). Nebraska-Kearney improved to 17-26, 16-21 RMAC.

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