LYNCHBURG, VA. – Campbell's run in the National Invitational Softball Championship ended Wednesday afternoon following a 5-1 loss to in-state foe UNCW inside Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium.
The Camels finish the season with a 29-29 record, along with a second place finish in the Big South and the first postseason appearance since 2009.
UNCW's offense was led by Kelsey Bryan's 3-for-4, one run day. Hannah Adamczyk also had a pair of hits, to go along with her three RBI.
The Seahawks opened the contest with a four-run first inning to take a 4-0 lead. The scoring began on a double steal that plated Kelsey Bryan from third.
One batter later, Rachel Willis increased the lead to 2-0 on a RBI double to left centerfield. Hannah Adamczyk finished the scoring in the inning with a two-run home run to left field.
In the bottom of the second UNCW added one more run as Adamczyk drove in Lauren Moore on a RBI single to push the lead to 5-0.
The Camels' lone run came in the top of the seventh inning, courtesy of Bailey Bjorson. After a triple off the wall from Caroline Smith and Taesha DuBoise's hit-by-pitch, Bjorson roped a single to right field to bring home Smith and put CU on the board.
Lacey Fox (1-0) picked up the win in two innings of hitless work for UNCW. Megan Richards (3-5) took the loss in the start, allowing three earned and two hits.