----Becky Napier (right)
gets a hug from teammate Cara Parker during Senior Day festivities
Sunday. Napier was the final remaining active player from
the 2005 NKU team that won a collegiate-record 55 consecutive
Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Ky. - Becky Napier hit a run-scoring triple in her final game with
the Northern Kentucky University softball team, which managed a
doubleheader split against Kentucky Wesleyan on Sunday, winning
the opener 1-0 before falling in the nightcap, 5-4.
Napier, a senior
first baseman from Lexington, Ky., was honored between games. The
last remaining active player from NKU’s 2005 squad that won
a collegiate-record 55 consecutive games, Napier was the only senior
RBI double with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning was all
NKU needed in the first game. Amanda Smith (9-13) picked up her
third complete-game shutout, striking out four and scattering five
hits in the victory.
In the nightcap,
a five-run sixth inning by Kentucky Wesleyan, capped off by Lindsay
Davis’ fourth home run of the season, put the Panthers up
by a 5-3 score. NKU threatened in the bottom of the seventh when
Amanda Smith hit a bases-loaded single to left field to plate Rose
In the process,
however, both Cara Parker and Campbell got caught in rundowns, ending
NKU’s season on an unlikely 7-1-2-5-8 double play.
Jenny Weis went
2-for-3 in the second game with a run scored and a stolen base.
Sydney Doyle also had a 2-for-3 day and scored a run. Broderick,
Smith, and Campbell each went 2-for-4 at the plate.
(11-10) took the loss in game two, giving up five earned runs and
picking up four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Smith pitched 1 1/3
inning of scoreless relief.
the season at 23-25 overall, and 8-14 in the Great Lakes Valley
Conference. Broderick’s seven home runs this spring set a
single-season school record.
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