KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Southern Utah University softball struggled to generate any offense as UMKC was able to put 10 runs on the board to eliminate the Thunderbirds from the Summit League tournament on Friday. The loss also punctuates the 2012 season for SUU as the T-Birds finished with an overall record of 29-25.
Southern Utah only mustered two hits in the game, recording a single in the first and fifth with both runners advancing to second on subsequent walks. However, without any other supporting hits, runs were hard to come by in the game for the T-Birds.
UMKC, playing as host of the conference tournament, made the most of four runs in the first, two in the third and four in the fourth to finish off the Thunderbirds in five innings, 10-0.
SUU had entered the tournament as the top hitting team in the conference with a team average of .308, but were only able to generate five hits during its two days in Kansas City.
Despite the results in the tournament, Southern Utah will enter the 2013 season with a great deal of excitement, losing only two players from its current roster and entering the Big Sky Conference.