FORT DODGE, Iowa The Owens softball team was defeated in back-to-back games in the NJCCA Division II tournament to end its season at 44-12.
In the first game of the afternoon, the Express was upended 5-3 by Meridian CC, as Owens gave up the go ahead and eventual winning runs in the sixth inning.
April Nietrzeba (25-5) suffered the loss for Owens. In the second game, Owens was held to just one hit in a 10-0 loss to Cowly CC. Kelly Short took the loss for the Express.
ANN ARBOR Michigan won 8-1 over Canisius in its NCAA regional opener at Alumni Field yesterday.
Michigan will face Seton Hall (34-13) at 1 p.m. today in Ann Arbor.