The Nebraska-Kearney Lopers softball team lost both games in the opening day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference post-season tournament, while the Chadron State Eagles bounced back after losing their first game to stay alive for Friday’s action.
UNK lost two games to host Metro State, 6-1, and to Colorado School Mines, 9-1. UNK ends its season with a 15-30 record.
In game one against the 4th-ranked Roadrunners (41-3), the Lopers played well but Metro hit three home runs to win by five and extend its win streak to 17. In an elimination game against the fifth-seeded Orediggers of Colorado School of Mines (23-25), the Loper bats were again quiet, producing just one run on seven hits.
Chadron State kept its season alive with a 6-0 victory over Western New Mexico during the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Softball Tournament Thursday in Denver.
The sixth-seeded Eagles opened the tournament with a 6-0 setback to Colorado State University-Pueblo, but bounced back strongly in the elimination game against Western New Mexico.