Softball heads to tournament

Adrianne Lara

The Washburn softball team finished the season with two losses.

Ichabod softball played Northwest Missouri State on Sunday and walked away falling in both games, putting their regular season record at 27-22.

The Ichabods wouldn’t score until the final inning of game one. Kristen Bell would score off Megan Stegman’s fielder followed by one last run from Alex Sweeney off of Marina Quimby’s fly ball.

At 3-2, Northwest Missouri State would take the first win as they entered into game two of the doubleheader.

Lauren Thimmesch gave the Ichabod’s a 1-0 lead after her home run to left field. The Bearcats would respond well as they captured five runs in the second inning and two more in the third for a 7-1 lead.

Taylor Zimmerman homered to center field again in the fifth. Quimby and Cassidy Merriman would both hit home runs to left field entering the sixth, but it wouldn’t be enough to win the game. A 7-4 score would send the Ichabods home with two losses.

The No. 7 seed softball team will take on No. 2 seed Pittsburg State University (33-17, 18-8 MIAA) this Thursday. This will be the Ichabod’s first MIAA Tournament since 2012.