Gulf Shores, Ala. - The most successful season in Williams Baptist College softball history came to an end on Saturday evening with a loss in the NAIA National Tournament. The 14th ranked Lady Eagles fell to the 3rd ranked Stars from Oklahoma City University, 5-0. Williams finishes their NAIA National Tournament with a 2-1 record and second place finish in Pool C.
The Stars were able to get a runner across the plate in the first inning with a Kylee Rounsaville RBI single. The Lady Eagles threatened to respond, advancing runners to second and third with one out in the second inning, but could not get a run in.
Oklahoma City added to their lead with three unearned runs in the third courtesy of two hits and two WBC errors. They scored their final run in the seventh inning to make the score 5-0. Karisa Hendrix threw a complete game, allowing only one earned run on seven hits while striking out six batters.
Hallie Horton accumulated two of Williams' four hits. "You're always sad when it ends, but everybody loses except the national champion," said Head Coach Eric Newell. "It's been a great year. It's been a lot of fun.
This has been a great group and we showed that by the performance we had here at the national tournament." The Lady Eagles end the season with a record of 51-10.
They shattered the previous WBC record for wins in a season, and they are the first softball team to represent Williams at the national tournament.