ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Carroll College softball season came to a close Saturday afternoon at the Cascade Conference Softball Championship in Ashland, Oregon, after the Saints fell to Corban University 10-3 in the tournament's loser-out, consolation bracket.
The Saints gave up seven runs in the first inning and the Warriors never looked back as they rolled to the decisive win.
Carroll scored a pair of runs in the first inning and a single run in the sixth, but couldn't muster enough offense to dig themselves out of the first-inning hole.
Tianna Sell and Megan Gipe tallied an RBI apiece, while Megan Cloud and Justine Taylor tallied a pair of hits to lead the Carroll offense.
Tess Eaton pitched all seven innings and gave up 10 runs on eight hits.
The loss closes out a campaign that saw the second-year Saints exceed expectations. Carroll closed out the first winning season in the short history of the program and earned the Cascade Conference East Division title. With only one graduating senior, the Saints have certainly laid the foundation for future success.
"I am proud of the girls for their efforts this year," coach Aaron Jackson said. "They established a winning culture to build on next year. They fought hard all year, and never gave up."
Outside of the division championship, the Saints tallied other program firsts, including the first no-hitter in program history by Tess Eaton, first winning season and the most wins in program history. They also averaged more than 350 fans at home games this season.