McDaniel softball took the Centennial Conference (CC) championship May 6 with a 9-0, six-inning victory over No. 2 seed Washington (Md.) to claim its third tournament title, sixth overall and first since 2004.
Led by its three seniors and a grad student offensively in the title game, the Green Terror (27-12) became just the fourth top seed in the 12 tournaments to hold serve and win the title on its own field. McDaniel was also the first team to record a run-rule victory in the championship game.
Keyed by a 3-for-4, five-RBI, two-run performance from one of its seniors Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover), McDaniel rapped out 14 hits to go with its nine runs while freshman Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) twirled her second shutout of the tournament to go with eight strikeouts.
The NCAA tournament selection show is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday on NCAA.com, where McDaniel will hear to which of the eight regional sites it will travel. The eight-team, double-elimination regionals open play on Thursday.