Despite having been eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the season, the softball team soldiered on through six more games this week.

Four of the six games were decided by just one run, but the result was not pretty for the Polar Bears, who went 1-5 on the weekend.

On Friday night the Bears played host to rivals Colby, and were successful at keeping them at bay in the first game with a 4-3 win, as Karen Reni '09 only gave up three earned runs over the seven innings.

Colby responded in the second game of the twinbill, winning in extra innings to split the doubleheader with the Polar Bears.

On Saturday, the women traveled to Husson College, losing a pair of one-run games.

The Polar Bears made three errors behind Reni, and it ended up costing them as three unearned runs came in to score for the Braves.

In the second game the Bears held a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning behind Julia Jacobs '10, but she would falter in the final inning, and the Braves came from behind to win.

On Sunday the Polar Bears returned home for their final two games of the season against Brandeis.

The Bears were hit hard, particularly Jacobs, who could not match her strong outing from the previous day.

The pitching for the Polar Bears on the season was incredibly successful. Jacobs and Reni posted 2.47 and 2.49 ERAs for the year, respectively.

Kara Nilan '11 pitched just over four scoreless innings in Florida before being set down for the rest of the season due to injury, forcing Jacobs and Reni to split the pitching duties just between the two of them.

Hitting-wise, Shavonne Lord '10 led the Bears in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage.

Kaitee Daley '09 led the team with 22 stolen bases in 27 attempts, along with posting a .398 batting average, the second highest on the team.

Molly Nestor '11 and Clare Ronan '10 led the team in RBIs with 25 and 27 each, respectively.