OAKLAND CITY, Ind. — The Cedarville University women’s softball team is headed to the National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournament, after clinching a spot in the tournament with their May 10 NCCAA Midwest Regional title win over Cincinnati Christian by a 12-0 score.
The Yellow Jackets advance to the NCCAA National Tournament at the Botetourt Sports Complex in Roanoke, Va. on May 17-19.
Brianne O’Dell tripled, homered, and drove in four runs in the win over Cincinnati Christian. Her 57 RBI eclipsed the previous single-season school record of 55 set by current Assistant Coach Kelsey Chapman.
Cedarville, 33-17, took a 4-0 lead into the fourth inning. The Jackets blew it open by scoring eight runs with three coming on Hallie Daughtry’s first career home run.
Avary Humes had three hits including a double, two runs scored, and three RBI’s. Heather Lord added two hits, two runs, and a stolen base.
Jessica Steger recorded two hits including a double while Kaitlyn Woerner had two hits.
Winning pitcher Morgan Arbogast, 16-8, was dominant in the circle again. She allowed one hit in three innings with four strikeouts. Rachel Furman worked the final two innings.
O’Dell’s 75 hits ties Denise DeWalt (1990) for the second-highest total for a season. Cedarville’s title marks the school’s fourth Midwest Region banner and its first since 2012.
Story provided by Cedarville University Athletics (yellowjackets.cedarville.edu).