UC Riverside Hold Off Eastern Kentucky 9-6 in NISC Championship Opener
The Highlanders continued their postseason perfection Wednesday afternoon as the UC Riverside Softball Team (37-22) won its 4th straight playoff game downing Eastern Kentucky (44-20) 9-6 to open the NISC Championship. In UCR's first postseason appearance, the team holds a 4-0 record and has outscored its opponents 28-7.
Senior Tayler Misfeldt started the game for the Highlanders and despite not facing every batter, pitched a complete game only allowing four hits, three runs, and zero walks while striking out nine. The pitcher improved to 20-11 on the season, which is one win shy of her career best record of 21 set her sophomore season.
UCR will now face host LMU Thursday at 12:30 PM. The Highlanders and Lions met earlier this season at the Titan Classic in early February where LMU took a 3-2 win.
UC Riverside starts the championship round of the National Invitational Softball Championship Wednesday at Loyola Marymount. A look at the nurturing of a culture, one which flourished after a coaching change:https://t.co/LkTOcVpelk