Tufts is back on top. The softball team clinched Tufts’ third-ever Div. III national title — the first for the program — with a 6-5 win over SUNY Cortland in Eau Claire, Wisc. on Monday afternoon.
The Jumbos capped their undefeated run throughout tournament play with a thrilling, come-from-behind victory to notch Tufts’ second national title this year. Though head coach Cheryl Milligan sent rising junior ace Allyson Fournier to the hill — coming in sporting a 24-1 record and sub-1.00 ERA — Cortland drew first blood with a lead-off home run to open the game.
Despite the setback, Tufts fired right back in the bottom half of the frame, tying the score at one on rising senior catcher Jo Clair’s home run. The Jumbos then took the lead in the second when rising junior first baseman Kris Parr smacked a solo shot, later extending that lead to 3-1 in the third when rising junior outfielder Bri Keenan scored on a wild pitch.
After cutting Tufts’ lead to one in the fourth, Cortland surged ahead with a three-run fifth inning. Trailing 5-3, the Jumbos answered with three runs of their own in the bottom half to pull ahead. Another rising junior outfielder, Michelle Cooprider, knotted the score at 5-5 with a two-run double before rising junior second baseman Gracie Marshall put Tufts on top with an RBI single.
Though faced with her biggest test all year by far on Monday, Fournier took it from there, retiring the final seven batters to cap off the win, in which she surrendered 12 hits and five runs while striking out eight. A 46-3 Tufts squad concluded its title run with 19 consecutive victories, and to the surprise of many, all but three players are set to return and compete for another title next season.
Tyler Maher contributed reporting to this post
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Sadly, the Daily is still experiences some technical difficulties with our main website so not all of the articles are appearing online for a bit, but nonetheless here is today’s biggest news:
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Since we are experiencing some technical difficulties today with our server, be sure to go out a pick up a paper of the Daily to read some of these great stories:
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