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UMKC Softball Set for Battle at the Beach
UMKC Athletics 2-16-2017
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CONWAY, S.C. – The UMKC softball team will continue the 2017 slate at the Battle at the Beach Tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina this weekend.

The Roos (1-3) will play five games over the course of three days, opening the tournament with a single game against UNC-Greensboro (1-3). UMKC will face both Rider (0-0) and Coastal Carolina (3-2) twice.

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About the Roos

UMKC opened the 2017 season at the Belmont Winter Fest Tournament in Nashville, Tenn., last weekend. In the Roos’ 4-2 victory over UMBC, sophomore Maegan Rollow (Broken Arrow, Okla.) went 1-for-3 with two RBIs while junior Kelsey Goodwin (Broken Arrow, Okla.) contributed two hits in four at-bats.

Junior outfielder Kendra Leach (Easton, Kan.) and sophomore infielder Bri Sims (Rowlett, Texas) were each named to the 2017 Preseason All-Western Athletic Conference team in a poll by the league’s coaches.

Sims, a 2016 All-WAC first team selection, returns to the field for UMKC this season with second-team members Goodwin and Morgan Byrn (Lawrence, Kan.). The Roos finished 24-26 overall and 10-5 in the WAC in 2016.

Up Next

UMKC travels to the UTA Invitational in Arlington, Texas next weekend, where the Roos will face Nicholls, Wichita State and host UT Arlington.

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