Softball season ends in heartbreak in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Looking to qualify for their second NAIA Softball World Series, #19 Central Baptist College took on the Jaguars of the University of Houston-Victoria on May 19 in the Hattiesburg Bracket Championship Game. CBC led from the first inning until the seventh when UHV (22-21) struck for two runs to walk-off with the win, 2-1, ending CBC’s season short of where they hoped to be.

Allie Burroughs was the unfortunate loser in the circle, allowing two runs on five hits with four walks, a hit batter and two strikeouts. CBC was held to four hits in the loss, their lowest during the postseason.

The Mustangs led early, getting a leadoff single from Alyssa Estrada and an RBI double from Allison Seats to go up 1-0 after one. From there, Burroughs worked in and out of trouble, getting tremendous defense to keep CBC up 1-0 until the bottom of the seventh, when UHV got a one out walk, tied the game on a double, and then, after another walk and a lineout, got a walk-off single up the middle to end the game and advance to the World Series in Georgia.

CBC’s season comes to a close at 34-15. The 34 wins are the second most under head coach Jordon Jones in her tenure. Congratulations to the Mustangs on a fabulous season and to see how recruiting is going during the summer, be sure to like and follow @gocbcmustangs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.