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UC Riverside Hold Off Eastern Kentucky 9-6 in NISC Championship Opener


UC Riverside pounded out 12 hits and scored 9 runs to open the NISC Championship Round vs. Eastern Kentucky.

The Highlanders continued their postseason perfection Wednesday afternoon as the UC Riverside Softball Team (37-22) won its 4th straight playoff game downing Eastern Kentucky (44-20) 9-6 to open the NISC Championship. In UCR's first postseason appearance, the team holds a 4-0 record and has outscored its opponents 28-7.

Senior Tayler Misfeldt started the game for the Highlanders and despite not facing every batter, pitched a complete game only allowing four hits, three runs, and zero walks while striking out nine. The pitcher improved to 20-11 on the season, which is one win shy of her career best record of 21 set her sophomore season.

UCR will now face host LMU Thursday at 12:30 PM. The Highlanders and Lions met earlier this season at the Titan Classic in early February where LMU took a 3-2 win.