May 20, 2002
The St. Mary’s Softball team will play for the NCAA Division II National
Title on Monday, May 20, at Noon — 11:00 am San Antonio-time.
The Rattlers won their first four games of the D-II Softball National
Championships, being held in Salem, Virginia, but fell on Sunday in the
first of two-possible championship games.
On Thursday, St. Mary’s defeated Le Moyne 8-1 and went on to beat
Bloomsburg 2-0 on Friday. On Saturday the Rattlers beat Grand Valley State
8-0. On Sunday afternoon St. Mary’s moved into the finals with a 1-0 win
over Chico State. On Sunday evening the Rattlers again met the Grand Valley
State Lakers, but this time St. Mary’s fell short — losing 0-1 in extra
innings. St. Mary’s and Grand Valley State will meet again on Monday in the
“winner take all” final game of the double elimination championship.
Please check the tournament website,
http://www.odaconline.com/div2soft/, for updated information.
Additional information can be found at NCAA’s official championships site