Saint Anselm softball teams wins NCAA regional title

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May 23—The Saint Anselm softball team won the NCAA Div. II East Region championship on Saturday to advance to the national tournament.

The Hawks (32-5) defeated Georgian Court, 4-0, in the if-necessary game to win the East Regional title, becoming one of eight regional champions to advance.

Saint Anselm will face West Chester, the Atlantic Regional champion, on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Denver.

Also advancing to the national tournament are Augustana, Grand Valley State, Valdosta State, North Georgia, West Texas A&M and Biola..

On Saturday, Georgian Court defeated Saint Anselm, 3-1, to force a deciding game for the regional title.

In the deciding game, McKenna Smith threw a five-hitter, striking out seven in the Hawks' 4-0 win. Gracie O'Hara added two hits and an RBI for the Hawks. Saint Anselm scored three runs in the third inning to take control of the game.