San Jacinto softball claims Region XIV title

May 4, 2008 5:55:17 PM PDT
The San Jacinto College softball team first defeated Blinn College, 5-2, and then Galveston College (GC) 8-4 in the 2008 Region XIV championship game on Saturday to advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament for the first time in school history.San Jac (37-15) gave another impressive offensive display against GC, driving in four runs in the bottom of the second inning. With a short rally in the top of the sixth, GC drove in two runs but couldn't get past the solid pitching from SJC's Kelsey McClain, a former Pasadena Memorial standout. McClain pitched -- and won -- all four games of the Region XIV tournament for San Jac.

The win marks the third conference title in school history for San Jacinto softball.

SJC opened the day with a 5-2 win over tournament host Blinn College to advance to the championship game.

San Jac now moves on to the NJCAA national tournament May 15-17 in Plant City, Fla.

For more information about the San Jacinto College softball program, visit www.sanjac.edu/athletics.

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