Baylor Softball’s Season Ends in Oregon Regional Championship

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 23:12:52-04

EUGENE, Oregon – No. 17/21 Baylor softball (45-14, 2-2) saw its 2016 season cut short in the Eugene Regional Championship game, falling 8-1 to the host school, No. 4 Oregon, at Jane Sanders Stadium.

Heather Stearns (20-8) closed out her Baylor career, working through 4.2 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits.

Kelsee Selman took the final 2.1 innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while striking out two.

For the Baylor, working for the second-straight day against All-American Oregon pitcher, Cheridan Hawkins, the Lady Bear offense showed improvement, spreading out four hits, but stranding six.

The lone run for the Baylor offense came with two outs in the sixth, with Caitlin Charlton keeping the hot bat to drive in Lindsey Cargill with an RBI double.

In the 11-member Eugene Regional All-Tournament team, Baylor earned two honors, with Shelby Friudenberg selected as the top first baseman and Caitlin Charlton named the top utility player.

The hosting Ducks placed seven, with Fordham and Long Beach State each earning one selection.


The Lady Bears will have 16 players returning for the 2017 campaign.