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TMP softball sees season end at regional


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

ELLSWORTH -- The Thomas More Prep-Marian softball season came to an end Tuesday with a 9-1 loss to Beloit High School in Ellsworth in the Class 3A regional semifinals.

Beloit, the region's top seed, got a good fight out of TMP for four innings, leading the Monarchs only 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth. But four Beloit runs in the bottom half of that inning and two more in the bottom of the sixth put the game out of reach.

TMP was outhit 10-5, the Monarchs' lone run coming in the top of the seventh inning.

Beloit (18-5) advanced to the regional championship game, also played Tuesday, before losing 7-2 to third-seed Minneapolis (17-6). Minneapolis defeated two-seed Ellsworth 7-3 in the semifinals.

TMP's season, its first since 2010, ended with an 8-14 record.