ST. PAUL, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The No. 25 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team has their season come to an end on Saturday as they fell to the No. 3 University of St. Thomas in the NCAA regional final.
The Tommies took the lead early with a four-run second inning. They added a run in the third and fourth for a 6-0 advantage.
The Blugolds fought until the end and Brooke Varian (Sr.-Madison, WI/West) started the Blugold seventh with a double to right center. Allison Schultz (Sr. - Amery, WI) pinch ran for Varian and would later score on a pinch hit double by Gretchen Arneson (Jr. – Chippewa Falls, WI/Chi-Hi). However, the rally would be cut short as the Tommies would go on for the 6-1 win.
After the game, three Blugolds were named to the All-Tournament Team:
Mikayla McEnery (So.-Savage, MN/Prior Lake)
Sarah Peka (Jr. – Chanhassen, MN/Minnetonka)
Cheyenne Johnson (Jr. – Poplar, WI/Northwestern)
Eau Claire wraps up the season with a 28-13-1 overall record.