Lady Eagles 2nd At Nationals After Winning Region Title
The OC softball team captured its first-ever postseason title with a 5-2 win over Central Baptist (Ark.) in the championship round of the National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region tournament at Tom Heath Field.
The Lady Eagles outscored their four opponents by a combined 47-4 in the regional tournament and took an 11-game winning streak into the NCCAA Championship.
OC advanced to the national semifinals before dropping their first game in the double-elimination tournament, beat defending champion Union (Tenn.) 10-5 in the losers’ bracket final, then lost a 2-1 extra-inning squeaker to top-seeded Shorter (Ga.) in the championship round.
The Lady Eagles (42-16) tied the program record for wins in a season (1996, 1998).
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