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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Unbelievable day for SCSU softball

The Southern Connecticut State University softball team capped a magical run through the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament with four victories on the final day of the event to win the title Sunday at Worcester, Mass.
After defeating Adelphi 4-2 and New Haven 4-3, the Owls swept Merrimack by scores of 5-3 and 9-2 in the title round to claim their second straight NE-10 Tournament title.
Sophomore Kristin Whitley was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player, while teammates Jayme Larson and Jessica Rosa were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Jillian Thibault launched a two-run home run giving the Owls a 4-2 win over New Haven in their second game of the game.
Southern earned the automatic bid and at 32-19.
New Haven will will await the NCAA Tournament selection show, scheduled to begin, today at at 10 a.m. and aired on www.NCAA.com.
Chelsea Harold and freshman Brandy Dianno both had two hits in the game as fell to 34-17 on the season.
The Chargers are likely to make the field and should open play on Friday at one of the two top seed’s venues. The East Region is made up of two four-team double elimination tournaments, with the winners meeting the following week in the Super-Regionals.

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