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Softball team qualifies for postseason

Sam Kuhn
Contributing Writer

The softball team clinched a spot in the NCAC Tournament with last weekend’s sweep against Ohio Wesleyan University. The Scots faced early deficits in both games en-route to two comebacks that solidified their spot in the playoffs. The Scots record this year, 19-21, 10-6 NCAC, is their best since the 2012 season, and this is the first time since then they have made the conference tournament.

“Obviously getting behind early wasn’t our plan, but I’m really proud of how confident we stayed throughout the whole day,” Maddy Chase ’18 said. “We trusted ourselves and our teammates to make the adjustments needed and we were able to triumph over the deficit both games.”

In the first game, Chase’s RBIs in the fourth inning tied the game, and sealed the game in the seventh inning. On the mound, Chase gave up two ER in seven innings, winning her 10th game of the season. Notably, in the first game, Chelsey Copley ’19 reached base in all four plate appearances, scoring a run. The nightcap saw the Scots explode for three runs in the fifth and not look back. Chase scored her 31st run of the season, marking the most runs scored by a player in one season in Wooster history. Jenna Kendall ’17 drove in three RBI’s and dominated on the mound, winning her ninth game of the year.

Chase is hopeful for the Scots’ postseason appearance, saying, “I am looking forward to seeing how far we can go.”

The Scots take on rival Wittenberg University at 12 p.m. in Springfield, Ohio in the NCAC Tournament on May 5.

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