Softball America: 2024 Austin Regional HQ

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Welcome to Austin. Stay up to date with the Austin Regional as the top-seeded Longhorns appear ready to make a run for a national championship.

Austin Regional Schedule

Broadcast team: Alex Loeb, Cat Osterman
*All times Eastern

  • Friday, May 17
    • No. 1 seed Texas 5, Siena 0
      • Mac Morgan wanted to remind everyone she’s a part of the deep Texas staff too. The junior righty tossed a no-hitter against Siena, striking out four and inducing 16 groundouts. Texas collected 12 hits but left 11 batters on base or else it would’ve been a bigger day offensively for the Longhorns.
    • Northwestern 7, Saint Francis (PA) 2
      • The third inning simply wouldn’t end for the Wildcats. Kansas Robinson had a two-RBI single to give Northwestern the lead. Then she was thrown out trying to steal second for the second out of the frame. Four straight free passes followed by two, two-out hits led to a seven-run inning. Riley Grudzielanek did well throwing for innings of relief for Ashley Miller.
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Texas 14, Northwestern 2 (F/5)
      • The Longhorns had a field day against Northwestern’s pitching. Alyssa Washington started her 3-for-3 day with a two-run homer. Kayden Henry followed with her own later in the second inning. After a two-run blast from Northwestern’s Kelsey Nader, Texas scored 10 unanswered runs. Joley Mitchell and Mia Scott homered as well.
    • Saint Francis (PA) 1, Siena 0 (Siena eliminated) 
      • Grace Vesco did Grace Vesco things. The Saint Francis (PA) ace only needed one run to keep her team’s season alive. Vesco only allowed three hits against Siena and ended the game with her 10th strikeout of the day. A check-swing RBU groundout by Rachel Marsden got the job done.
    • Northwestern 5, Saint Francis (PA) 1 (Saint Francis (PA) eliminated)
      • It was all business for Northwestern to move into the regional finals. The Wildcats scored a pair to support Riley Grudzielanek before she stepped in the circle. She repaid her offense by throwing four solid innings, allowing one run. Renae Cunningham earned her fourth save after three scoreless innings. Izzy Cunnea homered in the sixth to make it easier on Cunningham as well.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Texas 7, Northwestern 0 (Texas advances to Super Regionals)
      • The Longhorns took advantage of Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Ashley Miller’s recent command issues. Katie Stewart drove in two after Miller walked the bases loaded. Miller exited in the second inning after Mia Scott hit a three-run home run as she only threw 16 strikes in 40 pitches. Teagan Kavan had zero issues against the Northwestern offense. She didn’t allow a hit until the sixth and struck out 12 in the complete game shutout to move onto the Supers.

Austin Regional Stats

Team (Record)Scoring (Rank)ERA (Rank)FLD % (Rank)
Texas (47-7)8.13 (3rd)1.82 (8th).964 (128th)
Northwestern (33-11)5.61 (45th)2.26 (23rd).970 (43rd)
Saint Francis (PA) (40-12)5.94 (27th)1.67 (5th).963 (139th)
Siena (33-20)4.53 (120th)3.00 (T-79).972 (34th)

Austin Regional Stars

No. 1 Texas (Big 12 Regular Season Champs)

  • C Reese Atwood
  • UTL Mia Scott
  • RHP Teagan Kavan
  • RHP Citlaly Gutierrez

2-seed Northwestern (Big Ten Regular Season Champs)

  • 2B Kansas Robinson
  • RF Kelsey Nader
  • LF Angela Zedak
  • RHP Ashley Miller

3-seed Saint Francis (NEC Regular Season and Tournament Champs)

  • 2B Ashley Orischak
  • CF Savannah Nash
  • RHP/UTL Rachel Marsden
  • RHP Grace Vesco

4-seed Siena (MAAC Tournament Champs)

  • UTL Jocelyn Ulrich
  • CF Isabella Pardo
  • 1B Emma Petersen
  • RHP Alissa Eimont
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