Mountain Lions Left Out of NCAA Regional Tournament

By Jared Verner published May 6, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs missed the regional tournament after the NCAA Division II Softball Committee released the 64 teams that qualified this morning. The Mountain Lions will finish the 2013 season with a 26-20-1 record after the deepest conference tournament run since 2006.

The Mountain Lions finished with their sixth-most victories in program history and went 13-4 at home. UCCS was ranked No. 10 in the South Central Region rankings on April 25 and put together a season-best five-game winning streak from March 17-29.

UCCS ranked sixth in Division II at the end of the regular season with a .351 team batting average, and also ranked in the top 20 in the nation for scoring (No. 16), doubles (No. 20) and slugging percentage (No. 18). The Mountain Lions led the RMAC runs, RBIs, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

Landry Davis, Lara Mathewson, Erin Milburn, Becca Smith and Marissa Wallace led UCCS to its second RMAC tournament appearance in the last three seasons after the five seasons in 2013. The Mountain Lions return two pitchers and seven players who started in 30 or more games.

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