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Bucs' Season Ends in De Pere

April 25, 2015

De Pere, WI -- The Beloit College Softball team saw their 2015 season come to a close on Saturday with a pair of losses at St. Norbert College, taking them out of the Midwest Conference Tournament mix.  The Green Knights took game one 8-3 and game two 4-2.

The losses also closed the Buccaneer Softball careers of Emily Dorjath and Megan Salm, the lone seniors on the squad.

In game one Beloit jumped on top in the first when Salm's groundout scored Tala Cornell, who led off the game with a double.  SNC scored twice in the bottom of the inning on a two-run home run but the Bucs tied it in the second when Dorjath singled in Jordyn Ciochon.

The tie game disappeared in the bottom of the fifth when the Green Knights put up five runs to take a 7-2 lead.  Beloit got one of the runs back in the sixth when Cornell doubled in Ciochon.  St. Norbert closed the scoring in the bottom of the sixth for the final.

Cornell, Emalie Thern and Ciochon each had two hits in the game.

In game two SNC plated three runs in the bottom of the first, all unearned, before the Buccaneers scored twice in the third to pull within a run, with Cornell doubling in Ciochon and Mikayla Martin.  St. Norbert finished the scoring in the fourth with a single run.  The Bucs had runners on base in the fifth, sixth and seventh, getting half of their 10 hits in those three innings, but couldn't push any runs across.

Cornell and Ciochon had two hits for Beloit in the game. 

Cornell finished one of the best seasons in Beloit Softball history, totaling a record 55 hits, 14 doubles (tied for most), six triples (tied for most) and a .478 batting average (tied for best).  She also had the second-most runs scored (34), home runs (eight), and RBIs (28).

Jen Zucker, who took the game one loss, finished with 12 victories, tied for the second-most, and 129 strikeouts, the fourth most.