Middlebury College softball pitcher Elizabeth Morris (Kenilworth, Ill.) has been named to the All-NESCAC team for the fourth-consecutive season. The senior lefty was a second-team choice during her rookie season, holding down a first-team spot in each of the last three years.
Middlebury saw its season come to an end on Saturday in the NESCAC Tournament. The Panthers topped Bowdoin by a 2-0 score in an elimination game in the morning, before falling to Williams, 8-5. Middlebury ends its season with a 19-16 mark.
In the opening game of the 2014 NESCAC Softball Tournament on Friday, Middlebury fell to Tufts by a score of 7-0. The Panthers return to the Williams’ Cole Field on Saturday for a 10:00 a.m. game against Bowdoin in an elimination game.
Middlebury joins host Williams along with Bowdoin and Tufts as the four teams that will vie for the 2014 NESCAC Softball Championship at Cole Field in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The three-day championship begins with a pair of games on Friday, May 2, and concludes on Sunday, May 4. Action gets underway on Friday with Williams squaring off against Bowdoin at 2:30 p.m. Tufts and Middlebury meet in the day’s second game at 5:00 p.m.
The Middlebury softball team lost both ends of a non-conference doubleheader in the squad’s final two regular-season games to Union on a windy and wet Tuesday afternoon. The Dutchwomen (21-11) picked up the win in game one by an 8-6 tally, and were victorious during the nightcap by a 4-3 score in a game shortened to six innings due to darkness. The Panthers (18-14) will square off with Tufts on Friday evening in the NESCAC Tournament at 5:00 p.m.