Softball Wraps Up Record Breaking 18 Win Season
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The Ohio Christian University Softball team wrapped up a historic season in thrilling fashion over the weekend. After trailing UC-Clermont and Clark State on Friday in the opening rounds of the OCAC tournament, the Blazers rallied to win a pair of games by coming from behind late in the game. The two thrilling wins pushed the overall season record to 18-18 (.500) by the end of the day on Friday and put the Trailblazers in the OCAC championship round on Saturday. After coming up short in the championship round, OCU had to settle for 2nd place and a OCAC Runner-Up trophy.
In spite of coming up just short, Ohio Christian enjoyed the best season in the short history of the program. After starting as a club sport in 2008, the Trailblazers softball program won 18 games this year, just the third year as a varsity intercollegiate sport.
On top of winning 18 games, the most ever in program history, OCU also qualified for the 2012 NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Tournament for only the 2nd time ever. The Blazers were one of four teams in the nine team region to qualify. "We have accomplished so much this year," said Head Coach Emory Clark. "I am proud of these girls for laying the foundation and for setting the bar high for next year. We will get back to work and prepare to face even better competition next season as we look to take our program to a new level."