Nebraska Wesleyan's successful softball season came to an end on Friday (May 6) on day two of the 2011 GPAC Postseason Tournament at the SYA Complex in Sioux City. The Prairie Wolves fell 4-0 to top-seeded Morningside College in an elimination game to finish the season with a 28-9 overall record.
It marks the highest winning percentage for a NWU softball team in school history and the 28 wins is tied for the most in program history.
NWU had chances to put runs on the board but could not take advantage of four Morningside errors. The first two batters of the game reached on error for NWU, but they could not bring them in.
Morningside hit a two-run home run in the top of the second, then added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Prairie Wolves managed just one hit in the entire game and that came in the top of the sixth inning as Becky Bomberger beat out a slow rolling ground ball to third base.
Alysia Wittmaack took the loss in her final start in a Prairie Wolves uniform. She allowed just five hits while striking out eight with no walks. Wittmaack ends her historic career with a school record 46 wins and 518 strikeouts.
NWU battled hard in the GPAC Tournament to go 1-2 despite playing without four starters who were out with injury.
Four seniors (Megan Beckstead, Marcia Kennedy, Heather Stang, Alysia Wittmaack) finish their careers with the best four-year stretch in Prairie Wolves softball history.