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CROWN POINT, Ind. – Seventh seeded Indiana University South Bend softball saw its 2021 season come to an end after a 6-1 setback to the eight seed Cardinal Stritch in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference elimination game Friday, May 7 at the Crown Point SportsPlex.

The Titans conclude their season at 18-23 overall and the game marked the final in the careers of Aly BrickelBecca StevensHaylie WilliamsonNicole Grazioli and Kat Bessler.

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Leading the way for IU South Bend was Shelby Baker going 3-for-4 at the plate with the lone RBI for the Titans. Schmitz and Emily Anglin both chipped in two hits apiece to help IUSB knock a total of 10 hits on the day.

Brickel was the pitcher of record in her final game donning the Crimson and Cream after tossing three innings, allowing four hits and four runs with three strike outs. Stevens delt the final four innings, giving up two runs off five and struck out four Wolves.

Cardinal Stritch broke through in the third after a combined scoreless inning with four runs off four hits and two Titan errors.

Williamson got the offense going with a one-out single to the shortstop and eventually came home off a Baker triple that went down the right field line cutting the deficit to five.

A pair of Cardinal Stritch runs in the seventh and a combined five Titan runners left stranded in the sixth and seventh innings halted the IUSB rally to end the season.