DeLand, Fla. – The Stetson softball team (43-24) battled Campbell deep into extra innings in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament championship game Saturday at Patricia Wilson Field, but ultimately had its hopes of a second straight A-Sun title dashed when Camel left fielder Courtney Quinn hit a three-run walk-off home run with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning as Campbell won 6-3.
Stetson was four outs away from a 3-1 defeat in regulation when sophomore Amanda Lindsey (
Neither team scored in the first two extra innings, although Stetson got a runner to third base with two out in the eighth and a shocking turn of events prevented
With two out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 10th, Camel right fielder Robin Leathers walked and stole second. The next batter, designated player Lizzie Goldbach, also walked, which brought Quinn to the plate. Lindsey, who came on in relief of Erica Demers (
Lindsey went two for three with two walks and two RBI while senior third baseman Lindsay Wightman (Surrey, B.C.) and junior left fielder Amanda Bailey (
Quinn went three for five at the plate with five RBI, coming up just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. She and catcher Amanda Littlejohn (3-5, RBI) made the All-Tournament Team while pitcher Brittany Stanley, who threw nearly 150 pitches in the title game, was named A-Sun Tournament Most Valuable Player. She went all 10 innings, striking out six on eight hits and five walks and allowing three runs.
Stetson’s season ends having played the most games in program history and having smashed the school team record for walks (248). Season individual records for strikeouts, home runs and RBI were also set, the former by Lindsey and the latter two by junior first baseman Andrea Migliori (Winter Garden, Fla.). The Hatters graduate four seniors: Wightman, Nicole Forbes (