MIT Softball secures a spot in NCAA College World Series

After defeating host Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2 off three games within the NCAA Softball Championship Super Regionals this past weekend, MIT clinched an area when you look at the College World Series the very first time in program record.

The Engineers, among eight teams to go on to the Division III College World Series competition, carry on their particular march toward a nationwide championship by having a matchup against Illinois Wesleyan on Thursday, might 26, at 4 p.m. in Salem, Virgina.

MIT advanced level to your College World Series after having a pair of remarkable gains. Initial game ended up being scoreless going in to the 6th inning, however the designers cracked the 0-0 tie whenever freshman Amber VanHemel struck one up the middle, delivering sophomore Jasmin Joseph home from 2nd base. WPI almost developed the victory with regards to had athletes on very first and second with two outs in the seventh. But its after that hitter lined the basketball to deep right field in which MIT sophomore Katherine Shade produced diving catch to get rid of the video game.

Later into the week-end, in what became the series-clinching online game, sophomore Amanda Lee’s two-run house run in the bottom of initial inning ended up being the real difference for MIT whilst the Engineers defeated WPI, 2-1.

For their efforts, Lee was called the Super local tournament’s most outstanding player, while senior Alexandra Marshall ended up being selected as the most outstanding pitcher.